Springboard - Health of the Public 2040 Awards

Springboard - Health of the Public 2040 Awards support health social sciences and medical humanities researchers to launch independent careers. The scheme is a collaboration between the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) and Wellcome.

Scheme at a glance

This scheme is now closed

Career stage:

Postdoctoral research

Where your host organisation is based:

UK

Level of funding:

Up to £50,000, with research assistance and expenses

Duration of funding:

Two years

Who can apply

You can apply for a Springboard - Health of the Public 2040 Award if:

  • you hold an established academic research position at your organisation
  • you were appointed to your first established, independent post less than three years ago
  • your current post provides you with a salary
  • you don’t currently hold significant research funding (above £40,000 a year)
  • you have enough time left in your post to complete the proposed project.

You can find out more about eligibility for the Springboard Health of the Public 2040 Award on the AMS website.

Who can't apply

If you’re a practising clinician, you can’t apply to this scheme. You may be able to apply for a Starter Grant for Clinical Lecturers instead.

Other schemes

Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers

Providing small grants to enable clinical lecturers to pursue their research work, gather preliminary data and strengthen their applications for longer-term fellowships and funding.
Full details of Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers
Scheme finder

A Springboard Health of the Public 2040 Award from the AMS offers up to £50,000 over two years. You cannot apply for less than £25,000 over two years.

You can use the award to cover:

  • research expenses
  • training and professional development
  • employment of support staff
  • consumables and equipment
  • access to technical support
  • travel costs for training and meetings.

If successful, AMS will also offer you mentoring and career support.

The AMS website has more information about costs.

What we don’t offer

Funding cannot be used to pay for your personal salary costs or to buy out teaching time.

This scheme has now closed.

Disabled applicants

If you are disabled or have a chronic health condition, we can support you with the application process.

Definitions

Postdoctoral research

For researchers with a PhD or equivalent.

UK

Contact us

If you have a question, contact the Academy of Medical Sciences:

Other schemes

Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers

Providing small grants to enable clinical lecturers to pursue their research work, gather preliminary data and strengthen their applications for longer-term fellowships and funding.
Full details of Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers
Scheme finder