Good health makes life better. We want to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive.
That's why we support thousands of curious, passionate people all over the world to explore great ideas, at every step of the way from discovery to impact.
We also identify strategic priorities where we can give focused, intensive support when there are real opportunities to transform lives, or we can drive reform to ensure that ideas reach their full potential.
We advance ideas
Supporting ideas has always been central to our approach. We also stimulate ideas and pursue many of our own.
From the science of our cells and bodies, to the way we experience health
Innovations that improve health, from new drugs to breakthroughs in medical technology
Encouraging conversations about science, health and the human condition
Making research and healthcare as effective as possible
We seize opportunities and drive reform
We identify strategic priorities, with clear targets for how to make a difference in those areas. That helps us bring together strands of our existing work, and work with others who have different perspectives.
Understanding and tackling the threat to health posed by a dramatically changing world
Supporting teachers to give students across the UK an inspiring and relevant science education
Developing the next generation of research leaders and the ecosystems they work in
We’re exploring if we could do more in four areas: vaccines, drug-resistant infections, open research, and diversity and inclusion