Institutional Strategic Support Fund

Leicester, University of Leicester, Wellcome Trust, Institutional Strategic Support Fund, ISSF

logoThe Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) enables universities in the UK and Ireland to invest in areas that are of mutual strategic importance to Wellcome and the individual institutions. These are within and across medical and clinical sciences, public health, social sciences and medical humanities.

Leicester WTISSF: Crossing discipline, ethnic and social boundaries to promote health

The latest ISSF award to Leicester is a five year award spanning academic years 2016/17 to 2020/21. Funding of £600,000 for Years 4 and 5 is subject to WT’s acceptance and approval of a progress report and an updated plan for the use of funds. The sum of £300k per calendar year is available from the Wellcome Trust (£1.5M total).

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The PI for the award is Professor Andrew Fry (, Director of Research and the Manager is Anna Harding, Assistant Registrar (  #ISSFLeicester

Latest News: Slides from the ISSF Launch Event, 1st March 2017 now available here

Latest News: Lecture Capture Video from the ISSF Launch Event, 1st March 2017 now available here

Latest News:  CRICK Seminar. As part of the WTISSF award to Leicester we will host a number of high profile CRICK researchers to visit us and give a seminar. The first one will take place on Wednesday 28th June, 12:45pm-1:45pm in Lecture Theatre 2, Centre for Medicine. Our speaker is Professor Andreas Wack and the title of the seminar is "Lung epithelia under attack: influenza, interferons and pollutants”.


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