The Academy of Medical Sciences is delighted to announce the inaugural call for applications to its Professorship Scheme. Working in partnership with UK Higher Education Institutions, we will be providing an attractive package of support to biomedical and healthcare researchers taking up their first full Professorship.
This scheme seeks to progress that ambition by offering flexible support to researchers imminently taking up their first full Professorship, or for those that have recently commenced such a position.
Your Professorship will be for a duration of up to five years and for a maximum of £500K. The financial support of the Academy will be offered during the initial three years of the award: up to £225K in Year 1; up to £175K in Year 2; and up to £100K in Year 3.
The funds can be used flexibly, and are intended to support your research during the early years of your first full Professorship post. For example, they could be used to fund research assistance, research costs or equipment.
In addition, and for the full five year duration of the professorship, awardees will have access to careers support, and the Academy’s extensive networks across academia, industry and healthcare.
You will have recently commenced, accepted, or have been guaranteed, your first full Professorship post at a Higher Education Institution (HEI) in the UK, and will have completed a move (or be planning to move) to the UK.
If you are a researcher who has recently moved (or is in the process of moving) to the UK, then you will not typically have resided in the UK for more than twelve months in the three years immediately before the call deadline.
You will not have previously held a full professorship, either overseas or in the UK