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.
You can apply for a Springboard Award if:
You can find out more about eligibility for the Springboard Award on the Academy of Medical Sciences website(opens in a new tab).
If you’re a practising clinician, you can’t apply to this scheme. You may be able to apply for a Starter Grant for Clinical Lecturers instead.
A Springboard Award from the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) offers up to £100,000 over two years. This amount can be used to cover:
If successful, AMS will also offer you mentoring and career support.
The Academy of Medical Sciences website(opens in a new tab) has more information about costs.
Funding cannot be used to cover personal salary costs.
The Academy of Medical Sciences considers applications once a year.