Training & funding opportunities
Training and resources
Clinical Academic Careers website
Medical Schools Council (MSC) and the Clinical Academic Training Forum (CATF) have launched a website that aims to communicate the value of a career in clinical academia and provide information on how health professionals at various stages of training can become clinical academics.
The website is called the Clinical Academic Training and Careers Hub (CATCH) and provides useful information for current and aspiring clinical academic trainees. The advice on CATCH explores opportunities across professions including medicine, dentistry, nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals.
Academy of Medical Sciences 'support space' for researchers
The Academy of Medical Sciences has created a new career support space for biomedical and health researchers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The link is: https://acmedsci.ac.uk/grants-and-schemes/whats-available-to-me/career-support-space
Regular funding opportunities
Academy of Medical Sciences - Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers
(CLs only can apply)
The scheme is targeted at early stage Clinical Lecturers and provides consumables funding for research projects. There are two funding rounds each year: one in March and one in September.
Round 26 of the scheme is now closed. The next round is expected to open early 2022.
For further information and to apply please see the Academy’s website.
The Academy for Medical Sciences' website also provides a handy 10 top tips for grant applications.
Barts Charity – ACF Scheme
(ACFs only can apply)
This is a pump-priming scheme to support researchers at an early stage in their careers. It's open to NIHR Academic Clinical Fellows at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Barts Health NHS Trust.
Applicants can apply for an award of up to £7,000 for consumables only. The scheme doesn’t cover salary, travel or training costs.
The 2021 is now closed for applications. The next funding call will open mid-2022.
For more information, please visit the Barts Charity webpage.
One-off funding opportunities
Please check back regularly to find out about any one-off funding opportunities.