New professorship scheme for global talent

The Academy is delighted to invite applications for the inaugural round of its AMS Professorship scheme.  The scheme will support UK institutions to attract and retain emerging senior talent from around the world.

The awards offer flexible support to biomedical and healthcare researchers, who have just moved to the UK, during the initial years of their first full professorship.  Awards will be made in partnership with the employing Higher Education Institute.  Each AMS Professorship will be for up to five years and a maximum of £500,000.  In addition, awardees will have access to the Academy’s extensive networks across academia, industry and the NHS.

As part of the partnership, Higher Education Institutes will need to meet the salary costs of applicants, and critically, ensure that these new senior leaders are embedded within a supportive environment.

Professor Moira Whyte OBE FMedSci, a major champion of the scheme, who also chairs the selection panel, welcomed its launch:

“This exciting new scheme seeks to build capacity at the early leadership career stage, and will assist Higher Education Institutes to attract and retain emerging talent from across the globe.”

Applications for the Academy of Medical Sciences Professorship scheme will be assessed on the basis of the track record of the applicant, the strength of the Higher Education Institute partnership, and the added value offered by the Professorship to the applicant’s research career.  For more information, please visit the scheme page.

The first awards will be announced in late summer 2019.

The scheme is being generously supported by UK Government’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

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