Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers, United Kingdom

Publish Date: Aug 09, 2016

Deadline: Feb 28, 2017

The Scheme

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(opens in a new tab) 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:

Early, Intermediate

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

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.

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.

Seed Awards in Science

Helping researchers develop novel ideas that will go on to form part of larger grant applications to the Wellcome Trust or elsewhere.

What We Offer

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.

What we don’t offer

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


AMS considers applications twice a year. 

March round

  • Application deadline

    March each year

  • Committee review

    June each year

September round

  • Application deadline

    5 September 2016

  • Committee review

    December 2016

To APPLY click "Further official information" below and fill the online form.

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Host Countries

United Kingdom