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.

We’re changing our funding schemes

The way we fund research is changing to support our new strategy

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:
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:


+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.