Medical Research Scotland
As an independent Scottish medical research charity, we have an impressive track record in and remain committed to encouraging and supporting promising young people wishing to pursue a career in biomedical research. We know we make a difference to them and also to the health of the nation.
Our grants support research which aims to improve: the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of all diseases, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer and arthritis; understanding of basic disease processes; medical technology. We are not restricted to funding research into any one disease or condition.
Vacation Scholarships in Companies
The Trustees have decided that, on a pilot basis, companies may apply to host students under the Undergraduate Vacation Research Scholarships awards scheme.
50 Vacation Scholarships for 2014
Apply now! The Trustees recently agreed to make up to 50 awards available.
Annual Review 2012-13 Published
Both the Trust's Annual Review 2012-13 and also its formal Annual Report & Financial Statements for the same period are now available for download or viewing online.
Support for kidney diseases research
The family and friends of the late Mr Arthur Bourne have donated sums totalling £640 in his memory for research into kidney diseases.
Legacy from Dr Bryan Ashworth
The Trustees were delighted to learn that Medical Research Scotland is among the beneficiaries of the late Dr Bryan Ashworth's estate. Commenting on the legacy, Professor David Harrison, Trust Chairman, said:
"A consultant neurologist, who had taken part in a pioneering clinical trial in his youth, Dr Ashworth knew both the challenges of treating MS patients and also the value of research into such diseases. We are very grateful for his generosity and will use his gift wisely."