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Grants & Awards

Leadership & Development Awards Programme

Designed to recognise and nurture emerging talent in endocrinology to become the future leaders of our discipline.

This programme was devised as part of the Society’s strategy to advance and support endocrinology and will provide a wide range of opportunities and support for early career endocrinologists to enable them to develop naturally into future leaders of our discipline.

COVID-19 update for Grants & Awards


Update: Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we realise that the deadline may be hard for you to meet. If you would like to apply, but need more flexibility, please contact to discuss how we can help.



The deadline for 2021 applications has now passed.



  • The Awards Programme is open to Society members, who have been a paid member for at least one year

To be eligible for the Leadership and Development Awards Programme 2021 you must fit within one of the following categories at start date of the Award (1 November 2021). In order to derive the maximum benefit from the Awards Programme, you should be less than one year into your first consultant or substantive academic post.

  • Scientists: <10 years post PhD with at least 3 publications as first, co-first or as senior author
  • Clinical Academics: currently undertaking an MD or PhD or <6 years from completion of MD or PhD with at least 3 publications as first, co-first or as senior author
  • Clinicians-in-Practice: up to 12 years from attainment of MBBS with at least 3 publications as first, co-first or as senior author (Clinicians-in-Practice may include Clinical Cases)

All categories may take one year of parental leave per child into account.

Please note, applicants need to be based in the UK for the duration of the Award in order to realise sufficient benefit

How to apply

Applications for the Leadership & Development Awards Programme will open on 1 April 2021. 

If you have any questions, especially around meeting the deadline during the COVID-19 situation, please email

Download application form


Find out more about the Selection Panel and benefits of the Awards Programme. 



"I am proud to be involved in developing this inspiring Programme, which I hope will not only contribute to the future of our Society but also to continued successes in the field of endocrinology far into the future."
Graham Williams, President 2016-2019