Springboard Awards provide 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.

We’re changing our funding schemes

The way we fund research is changing to support our new strategy. A simplified set of funding schemes will be open for applications in summer 2021.

Although our current schemes are closing in 2021, this partnership scheme will remain open.

Scheme at a glance 

Career stage:
Type of researcher:
Basic, Public health
Where your host organisation is based:
UK
Level of funding:

Up to £100,000, with research assistance and expenses

Duration of funding:

Two years

Eligibility and suitability 

What we offer 

How to apply 

Key dates 

The Academy of Medical Sciences considers applications once a year.

Contact us 

If you have a question, contact the Academy of Medical Sciences:

springboard@acmedsci.ac.uk

+44 (0)20 3141 3241

Develop your research career 

See our other schemes for researchers who are interested in postdoctoral research or leading a research programme.