Following on from the College’s successful award of a third round of Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF), funding is available for a number of awards.
Call announcements for these award schemes and their deadlines will continue throughout 2016 to 2021 on a rolling schedule. Please check this page for regular updates.
ISSF3 is founded on a Career Stages Framework, focusing activity in four areas:
- Training - PhD level
- Consolidation - postdoctoral stage
- Independence - building a research group
- Collaboration - working in partnership
|Award||Career stage||Max duration of award||Maximum amount (£) of each award||Deadline for |
|Clinical Primer Award||Training||Up to six months||30,000||Closed|
|Consolidator Award||Consolidation||12 months||50,000||Closed|
|Mobility and Skills Award||Consolidation||Variable length||10,000||Closed|
|Reconnect with Science Award||Independence||Flexible up to 18 months||55,000||Closed|
|Fellowship Award||Independence||18 months||75,000||Closed|
|Seeds for Seed Award||Independence||Variable length||20,000||Closed|
|Population Award||Collaboration||Variable length||50,000||Closed|
|Cross-Disciplinary Award||Collaboration||Variable length||50,000||Closed|
|Translational Kickstart Award||Collaboration||Variable length||50,000||Closed|
|Interlinking Award||Collaboration||Variable length||145,000||Expressions of Interest open|
|Public Engagement Proof-of-Concept Award||Public Engagement||Variable length||7,500||30/07/2019 17:00|
Processes and applications
Funding for all ISSF activities is awarded via competitive application, using brief application forms outlining the planned activity, means of delivery, and likely scientific, engagement and sustainable funding outcomes.
Panels will be held by career stage allowing us to use funding within, but not between, career stages, while flexibly responding to our research community priorities.
We monitor and evaluate outcomes of the award, looking to build sustainable research groups and programmes.
- Application form
- CAP form
- Equality, Diversity & Inclusion form
- Any additional letters of support documents (optional)
We routinely recruit and rotate members of ISSF3 panels to balance expertise and provide the broadest involvement in ISSF3, and are actively looking for new members for our panels.
If you work within the College and are interested in applying to become a member of an ISSF panel, please contact ISSFAdmin@cardiff.ac.uk and we will advise you of the process.
Early Career Researcher (ECR) Observers
ECRs are invited to observe our panel discussions to learn about the review, scoring and decision-making process. A typical review panel will involve a set of 4-6 ECR observers for a morning or afternoon session. This experience has been viewed very positively by attending ECRs, and while we still have a few individuals on a waiting list for this experience, please email us if you are interested in this opportunity.
Please email your name, school, position and a brief overview of your science interests (highlighting if you are due to apply for an external award shortly) to the ISSFAdmin@cardiff.ac.uk email address. This will allow us to put you on the list, and prioritise attendance accordingly depending upon funding deadlines.
For more information about funding calls, application forms or panels please contact:
Research Support Officer
- Telephone:+44 (0)29 2068 8697