Festival activities

MRC Festival 2019: Call for activities

Thursday 13 - Sunday 23 June 2019

The University has a fantastic opportunity to once again host a series of special events as part of the national Medical Research Council (MRC) Festival celebrations, taking place from Thursday 13 to Sunday 23 June 2019. We are looking for MRC-funded researchers to deliver fun, creative and interactive events relating to the theme of 'Fighting the good fight: how medical research helps us combat disease'.

We are very proud of the MRC research that takes place across the University and we want to demonstrate to our colleagues, students and the general public the diversity and importance of this work.

Sheffield MRC Festival

For researchers taking part in the Sheffield festival there is the option to run an activity at our hands-on days or to host a separate event during the festival period. The hands-on activity days in Sheffield are planned for Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June, at the Sheffield Winter Garden on Saturday and at Norfolk Heritage Park on Sunday.

Activities for the hands-on days should be interactive and suitable for a family audience. 

Separate events can be in any format, but costs should be carefully considered as only a small amount of funding is available for each project. As this is a festival aimed at the general public, we recommend that events take place outside of normal work / school hours. 

How to apply

Please complete our short online form by midday on Monday 28 January 2019.


More information about the MRC Festival

The MRC Festival is a 10 day celebration, held by MRC institutes, units, centres and teams of grant holders.

The MRC's aims for the festival are:

1. To engage the MRC community to increase understanding of the MRC’s strategic aims and their own contribution to these
2. To build trust in medical research by sharing MRC-funded research with others
3. To increase awareness and understanding of the benefits of medical research to society.

About the festival.

Highlights from 2018.