The main aim of the scheme is to establish links with developing centres abroad, chiefly aiming at specific research projects. The links will be associated with education and training of staff, medical and/or non-medical.
The principles for the scheme, to support individual grants of up to £10,000 are set out in the guidelines.
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.
The Scheme is administered by the Academy of Medical Sciences. Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers offer funding of up to £30,000 to cover the cost of research consumables. The grants allow research-active Clinical Lecturers to gather data to strengthen their bids for longer-term fellowships and funding.