Academy of Medical Sciences scheme is not just for medics
When Georgios Oikonomou checked the list of winners of Academy of Medical Sciences Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers he couldn’t see another vet, he told Funding Insight in May 2017. Applicants to the next round of this longstanding scheme will not have the same experience—the list of the June 2022 round includes one veterinary researcher—but it is fair to say that those researching animal health are less well represented than you might expect.
Don’t let that put you off, Oikonomou, now a professor of cattle health and welfare at the University of Liverpool, told veterinary researchers. Focus on honing your research idea and presenting your track record clearly, and you have every chance of winning through.