Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers

This scheme provides small grants to enable clinical lecturers to pursue their research work, gather preliminary data and strengthen their applications for longer-term fellowships and funding.

The scheme is administered by the Academy of Medical Sciences and is a collaboration between the Wellcome Trust, the British Heart Foundation, Arthritis Research UK, the Medical Research Council, the Royal College of Physicians and Diabetes UK.

Scheme at a glance

Career stage:

Postdoctoral research, Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

UK

Type of researcher:

Clinical, Public health

Level of funding:

Up to £30,000

Duration of funding:

1 to 2 years

Who can apply

To apply for a Starter Grant you must:

  • be a research-active clinical lecturer (or the equivalent for veterinary clinicians)
  • have a PhD or MD
  • hold a medical, dental or veterinary undergraduate degree
  • be in higher speciality training.

You can find out more about eligibility for the scheme on the Academy of Medical Sciences website.

Other schemes

Springboard Awards

Providing small grants to support basic biomedical scientists as they develop their independent research careers. The scheme is a collaboration between the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) and the Wellcome Trust.
Full details of Springboard Awards

Seed Awards in Science

Helping researchers develop novel ideas that will go on to form part of larger grant applications to Wellcome or elsewhere.
Full details of Seed Awards in Science
Scheme finder

A Starter Grant offers up to £30,000, spread over one to two years. The amount can be used to cover directly incurred research costs, such as consumables and equipment.

Find out more on the Academy of Medical Sciences website.

What we don’t offer

You can’t use the funding for personal salary costs, research assistants, PhD students or postdoctoral staff.

Please apply to the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) for a Starter Grant.

Dates

AMS considers applications twice a year. 

March round

  • Application deadline

    March each year

  • Committee review

    June each year

Definitions

Postdoctoral research

For researchers with a PhD or equivalent.

Leading a research programme

For researchers with a PhD or the equivalent, and significant postdoctoral research experience.

UK
Clinical

You're a clinically qualified doctor, vet, dentist or a clinical psychologist.

Public health

Key dates

The Academy of Medical Sciences considers applications twice a year.

March round

  • Application deadline

    March each year

  • Committee review

    June each year

Contact us

If you have any questions, contact the Academy of Medical Sciences: