Seeds for Seed Award
This scheme is currently closed.
This scheme is designed to help early career researchers collect pilot data to support a Wellcome Trust Seed Award or Research Council New Investigator Award.
The Seeds for Seed Award will fund exciting and innovative cross-disciplinary seedcorn projects which have the potential to significantly help early career researchers develop novel ideas that will go on to form part of applications to the Wellcome Trust or elsewhere. Mentors will help applicants navigate idea generation, grant writing and delivery of a successful funding outcome.
Researchers eligible to apply for this award should be within three years of starting their first lectureship and must not have previously held (as Principal Investigator) a grant award in excess of £75,000 per year. The award aims to support research staff time and consumables for the collection of preliminary data leading to submission of a first significant externally funded research grant.
Round F notice - This award will also fund clinically qualified researchers that have already obtained their PhD but are looking for small scale funding to build preliminary data and test feasibility. There are no restrictions on career stage for clinicians other than the completion of a PhD. All Clinical Researchers should identify a suitable sponsor for their project from within the College of Biomedical Life Sciences and have proven ability to support the career development of the individual.
- Maximum duration of each award: Variable length
- Maximum amount of each award: £20,000
How to apply
ISSF3 Seeds for Seed Award Application
Application form for ISSF3 Seeds for Seed Award
ISSF Seeds for Seed Award Guidance
Guidance document for ISSF3 Seeds for Seed Award
For more information about funding calls, application forms, panels please contact:
Research Support Officer