Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers

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.

Scheme at a glance 

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

Up to £30,000

Funding duration:

1 to 2 years

Not accepted

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Eligibility and suitability 

What we offer 

How to apply 

Key dates 

The Academy of Medical Sciences considers applications twice a year.

March round

  1. Application deadline

    March each year
  2. Committee review

    June each year

September round

  1. Application deadline

    September each year
  2. Committee review

    December each year

Contact us 

If you have any questions, contact the Academy of Medical Sciences: