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Grant Schemes and Awards

As part of our longstanding charitable mission to support ground breaking medical research, we offer a range of grant schemes.

Find out how you might take advantage of this broad offering

Young Investigator Awards Scheme

YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARDS

These grants are designed to provide recently appointed investigators with flexible research funding of up to £20k to perform research into internal medicine

Please click here to download the guidelines

Applicants should be clinically qualified and in possession of their PhD.  They should be within their first five years of a substantive appointment within a UK or Irish University, or be on substantive fellowship funding such as a career development or senior fellowship award. NHS employees can also apply but it would be anticipated that they hold Honorary University appointments. Applicants should either be members of The Association, or be sponsored by a member.  Previously successful applicants are not eligible to reapply to the scheme.

Awards can be submitted at any time, the two deadlines being 31st May and 24th November and will be considered twice a year (on or after 1st June and 1st December) by the Executive Committee. You can submit your application by completing the online form below. Please note a CV of no more than 2 pages will be required at the time of application.

Application Information; Please complete the online form.

Past Awardees
 
2023 (December Round)

Katherine Lodge, Imperial College London

Ananda Mirchandani, Centre of Inflammation Research, Institute of Regeneration and Repair

Ben Jones, Imperial College London

2021/2022
(June Round)
Vishal Patel, The Institute of Hepatology, London
2020/2021
(December Round)
Chioma Izzi-Engbeaya, Imperial College London
2020/2021
(June Round)
Elaine Soon, University of Cambridge
2019/2020
(December Round)
Danijela Tatovic, Cardiff University
2019/2020
(June Round)
Ashwin Dhanda, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
Roger Thompson, University of Sheffield
2018/2019
(December Round)
Claire Meek, Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke’s Treatment Centre
Thomas Pembroke, Cardiff University / University Hospital of Wales
Aran Singanayagam,  COPD and Asthma Section National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London
2018/2019
(June Round)
James Bluett, The University of Manchester
Fadil Hannan, Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Dimitra Peppa, University of Oxford
Peter Taylor, Cardiff University / University Hospital of Wales
2017/2018
(December Round)
Eve Miller-Hodges, Edinburgh University
Uazman Alam , University Hospital Aintree
2017/2018
(June Round)
William Alazawi, Blizard Institute
Neeraj Dhaun, British Heart Foundation
Michael Marks, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Alex Rothman, University of Sheffield
Jaime Vera, Brighton and Sussex Medical School University of Sussex
2016/2017Charalambos Gustav Antoniades, Imperial College London
James Dear, Edinburgh University
Summer Studentship

SUMMER STUDENTSHIP

These grants are designed to support undergraduate medical students interested in exploring a career in academic medicine gain experience in the research group of an AoP member.

£1,500 will be provided for each award.

Please refer to the Summer Studentships Guidelines for applicants

  • The supervisor must be a current member of The Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • Applications to be submitted by 29 March 2024 for consideration by the Executive committee
  • The decision of the committee shall be final
  • Studentships can be taken up from June 2024
  • Successful applicants are expected to present a poster of their work at the AoP Meeting in Spring 2025

Application Information; Please complete the online form.

Past Awardees

2022/2023        

George Cooper, University of Edinburgh

Maryam Borumand, University of Buckingham

2021/2022

Matthew Lim, University of Glasgow

2020/2021

Ericka Maye, Cardiff University School of Medicine, Heath Park

2019/2020

Adanna Anomneze-Collins, Cardiff University School of Medicine, Heath Park
Sanchita Bhatia, Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre

2018/2019

Laurence Dobbie, University of Glasgow

2017/2018

Emily Boother, Imperial College London School of Medicine
Zoe Macqueen, University of Glasgow, School of Medicine

  
 
Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers

STARTER GRANTS FOR CLINICAL LECTURERS

The AoP is delighted to be a funder of the Academy of Medical Sciences Starter Grant Award Programme.

Round 31 of the scheme is now open

This scheme was launched in October 2008 as a partnership between the Academy and the Wellcome Trust. Current funders of the scheme are the Wellcome Trust, British Heart Foundation (since 2011), Versus Arthritis (since 2012), Medical Research Council (since 2013), Diabetes UK (since 2016), the Association of Physicians of Great Britain & Ireland (since 2020) and Prostate Cancer UK (since 2023).

The grants provide modest ‘starter’ funds to enable research active Clinical Lecturers to pursue their research work. Clinical Lecturer posts provide a salary but often do not come with the funding to support the costs of the research. This scheme was designed to help bridge this gap by providing Clinical Lecturers with access to modest research funds for up to two years. It gives them experience of preparing a research grant application and helps them establish their research portfolios by providing funding for research consumables.

For more information and to apply, please visit the Academy’s Website.

Are you looking to develop your application to the Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers scheme with patients and the public?
The Academy has launched a new funding pilot which provides up to £2,500 to cover the costs (time and expenses) for up to 5 patient and public contributors. For more information please visit the Academy’s website

Previous Award Winners

Dr Aran Singanayagam Faculty of Medicine, Department of Infectious Disease at Imperial College London MRC Clinician Scientist Fellow
Dr Aran Singanayagam
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Infectious Disease
at Imperial College London MRC Clinician Scientist Fellow

“Receiving the AoPGBI young investigator grant has been a key contributor to my ability to build an independent research career. The grant gave me crucial seed funding, during a critical and precarious stage in my career, enabling me to conduct pilot experiments and obtain strong preliminary data for my intermediate fellowship applications. This culminated in award of an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship in 2020. I am extremely grateful to the AoPGBI for providing this generous funding and it has been extremely important for my career development.”

Dr A A Roger Thompson MB ChB MRCP(UK) PhD Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, University of Sheffield
Dr A A Roger Thompson MB ChB MRCP(UK) PhD
Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Respiratory Medicine,
University of Sheffield

“The Young Investigator funding I received was instrumental in maintaining collaborative work across several institutions and allowing me to explore new avenues of investigation, independent from fellowship funding. Despite facing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the funding allowed me to pursue innovative studies, support undergraduate research experience in my lab and provided helpful preliminary data for future grant applications.”

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