Kent researcher awarded significant funding

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The Academy of Medical Sciences has awarded over £6.6 million to 54 ‘exceptional’ biomedical and health researchers through the Springboard scheme and one of these recipients is Kent’s Dr David Beal. David has been awarded £124,000.

The grants support early career scientists to establish their independent research careers over the next two years. Springboard provides awards of up-to £125,000 to help newly independent biomedical scientists to launch their research careers. Along with the funding, Springboard recipients benefit from the Academy’s mentoring opportunities and career development programmes.

This latest funding round brings the total investment of research leaders through Springboard to over £36 million since the scheme began in 2015.

The programme assists researchers across the full breadth of biomedical science, from molecular biology through to public health. Projects funded this year will advance understanding across a diverse range of health areas including cancer, antimicrobial resistance, musculoskeletal conditions and mental health.

Among the new awardees are scientists from 37 institutions.