Academy of Medical Sciences
Academy of Medical Sciences funds researchers across disciplines and from developing countries and the UK to forge new links and generate innovative research ideas to address global challenges.
The scheme, delivered by the Academy of Medical Sciences in partnership with the British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society, allows researchers from across disciplines and from DAC list countries and the UK to hold networking events, to forge new links and generate innovative transdisciplinary research ideas to address global challenges. The aim is for new networks to be better equipped to apply for larger grants offered by the GCRF programme and other funding initiatives. The scheme offers £25,000 to fund activities intended to build interdisciplinary networks through collaborative meetings, visits or workshops.
The Academy of Medical Sciences has a GCRF grant to support policy workshops and at least one academic from an ODA country to join the Academy’s international working group projects. These workshops aim to:
- Enable partners (primarily National Academies) in ODA eligible countries to consider how scientific evidence can help address key global health challenges.
- Build capacity in ODA countries for the provision of scientific advice.
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 includes funding of up to £100,000 over two years and access to the Academy’s acclaimed mentoring and career development programme. 15 Springboard awards have been supported by GCRF since 2017
The Academy of Medical Sciences works with the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Academy of Medical Sciences to deliver several GCRF programmes as part of the Academies’ GCRF Resilient Futures Initiative. This includes the series of interdisciplinary and international Frontiers of Development symposia led by the Royal Academy of Engineering.
We build research and innovation partnerships with countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to support social and economic welfare, tackle global challenges and develop talent and careers.
We help UK and international researchers and innovators address the key issues affecting developing countries.