Springboard Awards

Springboard Awards provide 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.

Scheme at a glance

Career stage:

Early, Intermediate

Where your host organisation is based:


Type of researcher:

Basic, Public health

Level of funding:

Up to £100,000, with research assistance and expenses

Duration of funding:

Two years

Eligibility and suitability

What we offer

How to apply



You’re starting your career in postdoctoral research.


You’re consolidating your research career. You lead on research projects and are establishing a research team.


You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Public health

Key dates

The Academy of Medical Sciences considers applications once a year. The 2017/18 competition is now closed for applications.

Contact us

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