Postdoctoral researchers

All grants and programmes available to postdoctoral biomedical and health researchers who hold a non-clinical degree, researchers from other science disciplines (e.g. natural and physical sciences) and those doing research on medical humanities and health related social sciences.

Grant schemes

  • Springboard - for researchers within five years of appointment to their first group leader position. This scheme provides flexible funds towards research costs and enrolment to a career development programme.
  • Springboard – Health of the Public 2040 offers flexible funds over two years and a bespoke package of career support to researchers within three years of appointment to their first independent position. 
  • Newton Advanced Fellowships - three year awards for early to mid career researchers in partner countries working in clinical and patient oriented research to develop the strengths and capabilities of their research groups through training, collaboration and reciprocal visits with a UK partner


  • Mentoring programme - Springboard applicants and MRC award holders can join the scheme and be paired with an Academy Fellow to get career development support.
  • SUSTAIN - award holders from partner organisations are eligible for this new programme aimed to enable women researchers to thrive in their independent research careers. 

Events and conferences


Mentoring masterclass - May 2022

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Mentoring masterclass - June 2022

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