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:


Type of researcher:

Clinical, Public health

Level of funding:

Up to £30,000

Duration of funding:

1 to 2 years

Eligibility and suitability

What we offer

How to apply


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.


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: