Explore some of our activities and projects.
We invest in researchers, large programmes of research and co-funded initiatives in Africa and Asia.
Over the past ten years, we’ve invested more than £120 million in longitudinal population studies in the UK and low- and middle-income countries.
We support governors and trustees to ensure their schools and colleges deliver high-quality science education.
Informal learning experiences – like visiting museums, meeting scientists, watching YouTube videos and playing games – offer huge potential for young people to engage with and learn about science in a way that works for them.
We can use knowledge about how people learn to develop and test evidence-informed teaching practices that help young people achieve more at school.
Our Science Education Tracker is a survey of young people’s attitudes towards and experiences of science education and careers.
We’re committed to supporting and improving practical science in schools and colleges.
Project summaries of the grants awarded under our education schemes.
Climate change, urban growth and unsustainable food systems threaten lives. Research evidence and new collaborations could protect and improve human and planetary health.
Developing the next generation of research leaders and the ecosystems they work in.
Young people should understand more about how science is relevant to them.
Vaccines prevent disease, save countless lives and cut healthcare costs. We want to help develop new vaccines and work out how to use the existing ones in a better way.
Science and health research should be open to anyone with a great idea.
The human and economic cost of epidemics is unsustainable. Effective research and coordinated action stop outbreaks spiralling into global health emergencies.
We want to transform the world's approach towards stemming the rise of infections caused by bacteria resistant to antibiotics.