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The Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) provides UK-based universities with an opportunity to invest in strategic areas of importance across their portfolio. The University has been awarded £5M over five years (with match funding from the University) to:

  • Provide early career support for recently appointed lecturers
  • Provide bridging support for early career scientists who are between awards
  • Strengthen links between the biological/clinical and physical sciences through internships for interdisciplinary research
  • Support capacity building in bioinformatics for translational clinical research
  • Support key strategic academic initiatives in Structural Biology & High-Resolution Imaging and Correction of Genetic Diseases
  • Support Public Engagement across the Wellcome Trust remit
  • Support Equality and Diversity measures within the Schools of the Biological Sciences and Clinical Medicine