Published: 2 April 2023

This infographic demonstrates the 2021-2022 impact of the government scheme to support early career researchers funded by medical research charities. You can also download a PDF version of this report.

Data notes: 

  • In the financial year 2021-2022 £20 million was provided to medical research charities in recognition of the impact of COVID on fundraising. This was provided by BEIS (£15m) and DHSC (£5m) and administered by UKRI-MRC. 
  • The fund supported early career researchers conducting research in UK institutions supported by fundraising medical research charities. 
  • For the purpose of this scheme early career researchers were defined as either a postdoctoral student or a researcher with up to 10 years relevant experience following completion of a PhD, who must be undertaking medical research at a UK organisation that is eligible for UKRI research funding.
  • The figures provided in this impact report only include funding received by AMRC member charities. 2 other charities were awarded funding totally £238,529.40.