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Unlocking Opportunities for Clinical Lecturers: Academy of Medical Sciences’ Starter Grants Scheme

We are pleased to announce that the Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers scheme, a collaborative initiative by the Academy of Medical Sciences and key partners, is now open for applications. This scheme aims to empower research-active Clinical Lecturers by providing funding of up to £30,000 to cover the cost of research consumables.

What are Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers?

Launched in October 2008, this scheme has been a vital stepping stone for Clinical Lecturers, offering an opportunity to gather essential data that strengthens their bids for longer-term fellowships and funding. The grants are designed to bridge the funding gap for Clinical Lecturers, who often face challenges in securing funds for their research work.

Key Features of the Scheme:

Funding: Up to £30,000 for research consumables.
Application Rounds: January-March and July-September.
Eligibility Check: March and September.
Peer Review: March-May and September-November.
Outcome Release: Late August and Late February.
Panel Meeting: June and December.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible, applicants must hold a medical, dental, or veterinary undergraduate degree, a PhD or MD, and a clinical contract at a UK institution. Specific criteria apply to clinicians in human or dental medicine, as well as veterinary medicine.

How to Apply:

Interested individuals can apply through the Academy’s online grant management system, Flexi-Grant. Application rounds close in March and September each year, with panel meetings held in June and December. Engage with your supervisors, mentors, and senior academics during the application development process.

Learn More:

For more information and to explore the Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers scheme in-depth, visit The Academy of Medical Sciences official page.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to propel your research career. Apply now and unlock the potential for impactful contributions to medical sciences.