The AoP is delighted to be a funder of the Academy of Medical Sciences Starter Grant Award Programme.
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 (2011), Versus Arthritis (2012), Medical Research Council (2013), Diabetes UK (2016), the British Thoracic Society (through the Helen and Andrew Douglas bequest for the use of research into tuberculosis control; 2018), and the Association of Physicians of Great Britain & Ireland (2020).
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