MRC LID Themes & Skills

All research training projects funded through this Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) address one or more of the MRC’s skills priorities and lie within one or more of the DTP’s research themes.

MRC Strategic Skills Priorities

Our DTP is designed to meet MRC’s skill priorities by providing training in
– quantitative skills,
– interdisciplinary skills and
– whole organism physiology
whilst also delivering world-class research of immediate relevance to MRC’s Strategy.

MRC LID requires all students, whatever their discipline, to enhance their quantitative skills and to embrace multidisciplinary working.

MRC LID Research Themes

All MRC LID studentship projects fall under at least one of the DTP’s themes.

Themes for studentship awards beginning over the academic years 2016-17 to 2021-22 (DTP1) were

Themes for studentship awards beginning over the academic years 2022-23 onwards (DTP2) are

Integrating our themes: We actively encourage project proposals that cross these inter-related themes. For example, design and analysis of cluster randomised vaccine trials; complex interventions for controlling AMR; ‘omics and bioinformatics approaches to vaccine and drug design; developing inter-disciplinary methodologies for causal inference in, and economic evaluation of, natural experiments.