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
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.
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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 each year
June each year
5 September 2016
This opportunity has expired. It was originally published here: