Edinburgh Scientific Academic Track
Researcher and mentor

The Edinburgh Scientific Academic Track (ESAT) scheme aims to support outstanding scientists at the early stages of their independent academic careers with targeted support and development opportunities designed to enable them to develop the skills and experience required to achieve the next step in their career.

Biomedical researcher with microscope

The Edinburgh Scientific Academic Track (ESAT), established by the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, recruits and mentors future scientific leaders.

ESAT News at the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

Scientist and microscope

Get in touch with key ESAT members.

Scientist with orange gloves

The main objective of the ESAT scheme is to attract promising young scientists to the University of Edinburgh and enable them to transition to fully independent research leaders by providing start-up funding, world class facilities and appropriate mentoring. The programme has already resulted in some noticeable success stories.

Zebra fish study

The following list of potential funding opportunities is not exhaustive and researchers are urged to be proactive in consulting other funding information sources and in seeking advice from senior research colleagues and research support staff.

MRI imaging

These useful links point to places where ESAT Fellows and others at the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine might find research support, information and guidance.