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Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF): Researcher visits, training and discipline-hopping call

The University has been awarded a Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF). A proportion of this grant will be spent on funding researcher visits, training, workshops and discipline-hopping.

The purpose of these awards is to provide researchers with an opportunity to experience different research environments, assimilate new technologies, or develop new skills/collaborations with other disciplines in research and/or public engagement.

This scheme is open to all principal investigators (PIs) from all Faculties (Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health; Faculty of Science and Engineering; and Faculty of Humanities) who are working on research projects within Wellcome scientific remit.

The scheme supports PI or post-doc opportunities (post-doc applications must be submitted by the post-doc’s PI). The scheme does not support attendance at conferences.

Examples of the types of opportunities supported through this fund are:

  • Attendance at high-level training courses/workshops that offer the very latest research approaches or allow a researcher to develop new skills in a different discipline, which can be brought back to The University of Manchester for the benefit of the wider research community. Please note that a formal presentation will be expected on your return.
  • Short-term research visits (national or international) to acquire new techniques and technologies as part of a wider collaboration in research within Wellcome remit, or that allow discipline hopping.

The award may be used for training/workshop fees, travel, accommodation, and reasonable subsistence costs. Applications must be submitted a minimum of 8 weeks prior to the activity. The maximum award value is £2,500 per application. Funds must be spent within a year of funding being awarded.

Applications can be submitted on a rolling basis.

More information

Download the call guidance document for further details and how to apply.

Please direct any enquiries to the FBMH Strategic Funding Team (SFT).

tel: 0161 275 5335