Call for applications - Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF)

We are pleased to announce that following a mid-point review of the ISSF, Wellcome have released the remaining funds. We are therefore opening a fifth call for applications to two funding schemes:

Early Career Researcher Fellowships – to support promising individuals in the basic science, humanities and clinical fields to enable them to realise their potential and position themselves for competitive external Fellowship applications.

Discipline Hopping Fellowships – to support staff at all levels who wish to explore and develop new interdisciplinary research areas.

Applications from Leeds and external organisations are welcome.  The deadline for submission of applications is 12 noon on Monday July 15th 2019.  The ISSF Steering Group Committee will then triage applications and invite shortlisted candidates for interview on Wednesday September 11th 2019.  Applicants should ensure that they will be available to attend for interview on this date.  Application forms and guidance for applicants are available on the ISSF website.

We also welcome applications for a third scheme – the Flexible Careers Support Fellowship.  These awards are aimed to provide support for researchers who have had to take periods of leave.  They are flexible and can be tailored to the specific needs of the applicant, in addition there are no deadlines for this scheme and applications will be considered on an ad hoc basis.  More information, together with an application form, is also available at the above website.