UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences


Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund

Key Deadlines

Flexible Support Awards: 5th October. Find out more.

Cross-disciplinary Research Awards: 5th October. Find out more.

UCL is the recipient of an Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) award from the Wellcome Trust. This fund, which aims to facilitate investment of mutual strategic importance to Wellcome and UCL, has been enabling us to invest in and support UCL research in the life and biomedical sciences since it was first awarded in October 2016. The UCL Wellcome ISSF supports areas of high strategic need across UCL, which are also within the Wellcome research remit.

The Research Coordination Office manages the Wellcome ISSF programme on behalf of the SLMS Research Board at UCL.

ISSF funds are distributed across the following schemes:

1. Flexible support awards
2. Translational Research
3. Cross-disciplinary research and discipline hopping
4. Public engagement (PE) and patient public involvement (PPI)