The Flagship Awards are very large grants given to Aberdeen researchers who coordinate medical science projects integrated across the UK and the rest of the world. This coordinated research is unique to Aberdeen and its associated members and is of quality unrivalled by any other institutes. The Flagship Awards fund cornerstone projects in the IMS and place Aberdeen in the centre of their respective research fields, providing funding for researchers, equipment and studentships. All projects are highly integrative in their research, bringing together basic researchers and clinicians as well as researchers in other fields including mathematics, physics and engineering.