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
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.
Seed Awards in Science
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.
AMS considers applications twice a year.
March each year
June each year
- 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