Restricted call: Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard Award 2024

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Restricted call: Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard Award 2024: Round 10 (internal deadline: 4th April 2024)

The Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) has just invited institutions to begin their internal triage processes for the Academy’s competitive Springboard Awards – Round 10. Most of the documents listed on the Academy’s website are still for Round 9 – but the Academy has informed us that these should be updated soon.

Springboard offers a bespoke package of support to biomedical researchers at the start of their first independent post to help launch their research careers. This scheme is targeted at those who are in the early stages of their first independent research position and have not yet obtained substantial research funding support from other sources, such as large research grants or large fellowships. Proposals are accepted across the breadth of biomedical research as long as the research aims to improve human health.

The award for Round 10 will provide funding of up to £125,000 over two years to support research costs (excluding applicant salary) and professional development. The award also gives access to the Academy’s mentoring and career development programme.

Eligibility criteria:

To be eligible, applicants must:

Candidates must not:

An applicant’s eligibility with respect to career stage and length of contract must be confirmed in the HoD letter for the internal selection step. If you are uncertain about any aspects of eligibility, please contact the Research Strategy Office at

University Internal selection:

The University can make up to four nominations for Round 10. Therefore, this call is managed according to the University’s restricted calls policy.

To take part in the internal selection process, please complete the online AMS Springboard Round 10 form by 4th April 2024If asked to log-in, please use your Raven details. The online form cannot be saved and returned to, therefore for your convenience the attached document outlines the questions asked in the form.

Please note: The form can be completed only by current members of staff/PhD students. External applicants are welcome to contact the Research Strategy Office at to discuss alternative ways of submitting an application.

Assessment criteria that will be used in the internal selection process:

Funder deadlines:

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Posted on 13/03/2024