Springboard - Health of the Public 2040

These awards provide up to £50,000 over two years and a personalised package of career support to help newly independent researchers working in the health social sciences and medical humanities to establish their research careers.

Key dates

Applications for Springboard - Health of the Public 2040 are now closed.

The Panel will convene in February 2017, with the results and feedback sent out in March 2017.

 

 

We are delighted to announce a new call for applications, under our Springboard scheme, for researchers working in the health social sciences and medical humanities. Springboard – Health of the Public 2040 offers funding of up to £50,000 over two years and a bespoke package of career support to researchers at the start of their first independent post. We welcome applications working on projects related to the environments and themes that have emerged from the Academy’s ‘Improving the health of the public by 2040’ report. 

About the scheme

The Academy of Medical Sciences embraces the broad diversity of biomedical and clinical research. While advances in basic and applied medical research are leading to a better understanding of the ways to prevent, treat and cure disease, they do not necessarily address the major social, behavioural, political and cultural issues that contribute to health inequalities. The Academy’s ‘Health of the Public in 2040’ initiative aims to identify the main health challenges the UK population will face by 2040 and recognises that, in order to solve many of these issues, a multidisciplinary approach will be required.

With support from the Wellcome Trust, the Academy is pleased to offer funding for newly independent researchers in health social sciences and medical humanities working on projects related to the environments and themes that have emerged from our ‘Improving the health of the public by 2040’ report.

Prior to the launch of the scheme, the Academy commissioned an independent review of the health social sciences and medical humanities landscape and this report can be found here.

Supporters

The scheme is generously supported by the Wellcome Trust.

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