Following publication of the Cross-Council vision for Food, Nutrition and Health Research and also the 2017 Review of Nutrition and Human Health Research (PDF, 3.00MB) the MRC wishes to continue to encourage research that will increase mechanistic understanding of the role that foods and nutrients play in health and disease.
Researchers from a range of backgrounds are invited to apply their expertise to understand how diet and nutritional components act at a molecular, cellular and systems level to influence physiological and pathological processes. Proposals should contribute to one or more of the following goals:
- robustly ascribe cause and effect from epidemiological correlations and nutritional interventions
- increase understanding of variations in nutritional requirements (at key life stages in different population groups) and in responses to dietary interventions
- provide a robust mechanistic understanding to inform nutritional interventions
We are particularly keen to attract the most innovative, exciting and collaborative applications, including partnerships between clinical and basic scientists and with industry.