Cross-Council research

RCUK Ageing: Lifelong Health and Wellbeing Programme (LLHW)

The LLHW programme ran from 2008 until March 2015. It committed £48.6m supporting multidisciplinary ageing research targeting areas of need to meet the challenges and opportunities of an ageing population. Through LLHW, the Research Councils have facilitated new multidisciplinary research collaborations, built capacity, and worked with a wide variety of cross-sector stakeholders to raise the profile of ageing research in the UK. A list of projects funded under this programme can be found at the MRC website.

The Research Councils envisage continued cross-Council collaboration and funding opportunities for multidisciplinary ageing research and life-course health and wellbeing, to be taken forward via new approaches and priority areas developed for the next comprehensive spending review.

EPSRC/MRC Joint Statement on support for Healthcare Technologies

Support for healthcare technologies is of strategic importance to both EPSRC and MRC and we are committed to funding research projects and researchers of the highest international quality.

UK Regenerative Medicine Platform

BBSRC, EPSRC and MRC have established a £25 million UK Regenerative Medicine Platform (UKRMP) to address the technical and scientific challenges associated with translating promising scientific discoveries in this area towards clinical impact.