INSPIRE began in 2012, with £1 million in funding from the Wellcome Trust. It is currently coordinated by the Academy of Medical Sciences and supported but the Wellcome Trust. The programme is designed to encourage medical, dental and veterinary undergraduates with research.
There have been 5 rounds of grant funding and Warwick Medical School (WMS) was awarded £39,600 to cover 2 years of activity in November 2019 in a partnership collaboration with Swansea University Medical School (SUMS). The collaboration also extends to involve Student Societies at both schools. For WMS these are Warwick Academic Medical Society (WAcMS) and Surgical Med Tech Society (SMT).
INSPIRE Warwick Aims
- Inspire our medical undergraduates to consider a research career.
- Design and implement local, innovative approaches to building student interest in research.
- Encourage student involvement: the experiences and needs of local students should inform the development of the local INSPIRE programme (our Student-Staff committee meetings are run by students from both schools)
- Promote high quality, collaborative partnerships between members of faculty and students, and between schools and other local/regional/national organisations.
- Strengthen local, regional and national student research networks, sharing experiences and resources.
- Foster a research culture in all clinicians entering the NHS, not just those with an interest in pursuing a career in academic medicine.
INSPIRE Round 5
Our programme of activities over the life of the project are outlined below. NB, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some activities have been put on hold or been delayed.
International Research Exchange
Public Engagement Showcase Event
Publishing Conference Proceedings on-line
Joining the INSPIRE Student Journal
Create Research Dissemination bursaries
News and Conferences
11th September 2021, Warwick Medical School
Proceedings of our 2020 Conference now available here.
Prize Giving for INSPIRE Students Activities
The Pridgeon Research Prize awarded to J-P Laake and Commendations to A McGrath, J-P Laake and A Gadie to recognise the incredible work undertaken on INSPIRE, a programme designed to encourage medical, dental and veterinary undergraduates with research.
West Midlands Academic Trainees (WMAT) Virtual Conference 2021 - An event celebrating all forms of medical academia across the West Midlands
DATE - 19th July 2021.
Warwick Medical School
Senior Careers Consultant
T Dale Maclaine
|Year 1 Rep||M Vasileiadou-Pellingk
|Year 2 Rep||E Spencer|
Swansea Medical School
|Academic Lead||IM Khan|
|Student Lead||JM Clayton|
The programme is supported by