Academy of medical sciences scholarships

Academy Of Medical Sciences Scholarships: Application Guide

The Academy of Medical Sciences Scholarships is financial aid offered to schools of dental, medical, and veterinary sciences in the United Kingdom, to inspire their undergraduates to pursue a career in research. The scholarship is partial funding that is awarded to eligible students through the university. 

Who Sponsors the Academy of Medical Sciences Scholarships?

The Academy of Medical Sciences Scholarships receives sponsorship from various universities, foundations, and non-governmental organizations as well as Helix Group and the Wellcome Trust.

The Academy also receives funding by renting out its venue (41 Portland Place) for meetings and events. 

About the Academy of Medical Sciences

The Academy of Medical Sciences is an independent research body based in the United Kingdom. The organization is a community of established research leaders whose mission is to improve the health of all nations through progressive research. 

The Academy aims to support universities in the UK by providing scholarships for undergraduate students studying in various UK universities that have schools of Dentistry, Medical Science, and Veterinary. 

Apart from the Academy of Medical Sciences Scholarships for Undergraduates (INSPIRE), there are also Academy of Medical Sciences Masters Scholarships and Academy of Medical Sciences Ph.D. Scholarships.

The Academy of Medical Sciences Scholarship for Undergraduates (INSPIRE)

One undergraduate of a medical, dental, and veterinary school in a UK university will benefit from the AMS scholarship for 2 years. During this period, the beneficiary will explore a career in research, earning science writing and presentation skills. The INSPIRE award is managed by the host school which will support the student and will give feedback to the academy.


Scholarship Benefits

How much is the Academy of Medical Sciences Scholarship?

The Academy of Medical Sciences is a partial scholarship worth £10,000 awarded to each medical, dental, and veterinary school in UK universities.  

How many students receive the Academy of Medical Sciences Scholarship?

One student in each medical, dental, and veterinary school receives the Academy of Medical Sciences Scholarship, every year. If a university has all three schools, one student will benefit from that university, either in the dental, veterinary, or medical school.

What field of study is the Academy of Medical Sciences Scholarship meant for?

AMS scholarship is available for undergraduates who are studying in the dental, medical, and veterinary sciences departments of any university in the UK. 

Applicable Courses

What field of study is the Academy of Medical Sciences Scholarship meant for?

AMS scholarship is available for undergraduates who are studying in the dental, medical, and veterinary sciences departments of any university in the UK. 

How many students receive the Academy of Medical Sciences Scholarship?

One student receives the AMS scholarship from either the veterinary, medical, or dental school of a UK university, each academic session. 


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the AMS scholarship, an applicant must possess the following:

Must be an undergraduate of a veterinary, dental, or medical school recognized by the General Medical Council in the United Kingdom.

Note

  • Only one beneficiary of a UK university with a veterinary, medical, or dental school, will be awarded an Academy of Medical Sciences Scholarship.
  • The scholarship is available for both domestic and international students. 

Fees & Funding

Can I apply for the Academy of Medical Sciences Scholarship as an individual?

No. The AMS must be applied by an INSPIRE lead appointed by the school of the veterinary, dentist, or medical sciences. Individual applications are not acceptable.

Can a school extend the duration of an AMS existing grant?

Yes, an extension is possible at least one month before an existing grant expires. Scholarships are awarded for a 2-year period. If before this period expires, a school feels that it cannot meet up with the deadline, it can request an extension. In this case, the school will be given one year in which to conclude its INSPIRE activities.

Can a school that is currently benefitting from an INSPIRE scholarship, apply for another one?

If a school has an existing INSPIRE scholarship, it can apply for another one on the condition that the school has received confirmation approving an extension. 

Is the Academy of Medical Sciences Scholarship available to international universities?

The Academy for Medical Sciences is only available to universities in the United Kingdom that have veterinary, medical and dentistry schools. Schools outside the UK are not recognized.


Application Procedure

How to apply for the Academy of Medical Sciences Scholarship

All UK universities that have veterinary, dental, or medical schools, and are recognized by the General Medical Council, are eligible for the AMS scholarship. However, the applicant (school) must have an INSPIRE lead who will be a faculty member nominated by the authority in the medical or veterinary school. The Lead will apply for the grant on behalf of the school. One student must be projected as the recipient of the grant. 

Only the application made by the INSPIRE Lead representing the school will be considered.

The scholarship opens for applications on the 9th of May, 2023, and closes on the 4th of July, 2023.

For further details about the scholarship, you can contact Modupe Adeagbo at [email protected], or Helen Denyer at [email protected]