Springboard Awards

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.

Scheme at a glance 

Lead applicant career stage:
Administering organisation location:
Strategic programme:
Biomedical science research, Population health research
Funding amount:

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

Funding duration:

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:


Phone us on+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.