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.
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 has more information about costs.
Funding cannot be used to cover personal salary costs.
The Academy of Medical Sciences considers applications once a year.