Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Training & funding opportunities

Regular funding opportunities

Academy of Medical Sciences - Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers 

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 23 will open in January 2020

For further information and to apply please see the Academy’s website.

The Academy for Medical Sciences' website also provides useful tips for grant applications here

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 £4,000 for consumables only. The scheme doesn’t cover salary, travel or training costs. 

The 2019 Barts Charity Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF) consumables awards has now closed.
The 2020 round is expected to open around June 2020. Details will be published here as soon as these are available.

For more information, please visit the relevant Barts Charity webpage.

One-off funding opportunities 

Call for proposals for NIHR Clinical Lecturers Small Research Grant Applications 

Do you have a research idea? Do you need funding for an initial data collection to strengthen a subsequent application for more substantial funding?  If so this call for funding offers you the opportunity to obtain seed-funding for a research project in your area of research. 

What’s available?
One award of up to £10,000 to collect preliminary data to strengthen a subsequent application for more substantial funding.  

What’s the deadline?
22nd November 2019; 5pm 

How do I apply?
Please submit an electronic copy of your proposal to 

Who can apply?
Clinical Lecturers currently in training on the NIHR IAT programme who have not previously received funding from the NIHR CL Small Grants award 

How do I make a proposal?
Proposal documentation should contain the following:

  1. The completed application form, template available from
  2. CV with publications list (max. 2 A4 pages)
  3. A letter of support from your academic supervisor.