This scheme provides small grants to enable clinical lecturers to pursue their research work, gather preliminary data and strengthen their applications for longer-term fellowships and funding.
The scheme is administered by the Academy of Medical Sciences and is a collaboration between the Wellcome Trust, the British Heart Foundation, Arthritis Research UK, the Medical Research Council, the Royal College of Physicians and Diabetes UK.
To apply for a Starter Grant you must:
You can find out more about eligibility for the scheme on the Academy of Medical Sciences website.
A Starter Grant offers up to £30,000, spread over one to two years. The amount can be used to cover directly incurred research costs, such as consumables and equipment.
Find out more on the Academy of Medical Sciences website.
You can’t use the funding for personal salary costs, research assistants, PhD students or postdoctoral staff.
The Academy of Medical Sciences considers applications twice a year.