Health Education England (HEE)

Health Education England are responsible for the education, training and personal development of all NHS staff, including both undergraduate and postgraduate education. HEE are currently working on a national research and innovation strategy to develop a flexible workforce that is receptive to research and innovation. NHS HEE has 13 Local Education and Training Boards (LETBs)…

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, whose goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world. Its distinct but interrelated functions comprise: supporting university-based research, innovation and skills development in astronomy, particle physics, nuclear physics,…

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)’s mission is to: Promote and support high quality basic, strategic and applied research and related postgraduate training in engineering and the physical sciences. Advance knowledge and technology and provide trained scientists and engineers, which meet the needs of users and beneficiaries (including the chemical, communications, construction, electrical, electronic,…

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is one of the main UK research councils whose mission is to: To promote and support high-quality basic, strategic and applied research and related postgraduate training relating to the understanding and exploitation of biological systems. To advance knowledge and technology and provide trained scientists and engineers, who meet the…

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is unique in the world as a national funding agency supporting both arts and humanities research. It uses public funding of approximately £98m per annum to fund research among one quarter of the United Kingdom’s research population. Each year it provides around 700 research awards, 2,000 postgraduate scholarships, and…

Economical and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is the UK’s largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues. It supports independent, high quality research which has an impact on business, the public sector and the third sector. Its role is to: promote and support high-quality basic, strategic and applied research and related postgraduate training…

Medical Research Council (MRC)

Medical Research Council (MRC) aims to improve human health through world-class medical research. To achieve this, it supports research across the biomedical spectrum, from fundamental lab-based science to clinical trials in all major disease areas. The MRC’s mission is to Encourage and support research to improve human health. Produce skilled researchers. Advance and disseminate knowledge…

Association of Medical Research Charities

The Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) is the national membership organisation of leading medical and health research charities whose members support over one third of publicly funded research in the NHS. The AMRC: supports its member charities to fund research of the highest quality is a strong collective voice for medical research charities interprets…

NHS Research and Development Forum

The Forum is a not-for-profit membership organisation that aims to support the NHS Research Community in developing, managing and delivering high quality research in the NHS. The Forum is: A network for peer support and the sharing and dissemination of best practice. An independent conduit; collating information, opinions and views. An interface between the Department…

The Health Foundation

The Health Foundation is an independent charity working to improve the quality of healthcare in the UK.  Their research covers a broad approach of original research, formative and summative evaluations, systematic reviews and evidence scans to explore what works to improve the quality of care. They fund research and evaluation activities that have the greatest potential…