Funding mechanisms


The Leicester ISSF has five funding mechanisms:

Early Career Researchers Fellowships

Co-Leads: Professor Martin Halliwell, Professor Steve King and Professor Ruth Luthi-Carter

The bulk of ISSF funding is used for a competitive Early Career Fellowship scheme directed at our four strategic priorities. Senior staff mentor these highly promising researchers, and we provide cohort-training to augment current institutional researcher training activities through our Doctoral College. The other four funding objectives will support these fellows and our researchers who have or are competitive for WT funding.

New: Training Opportunities for our WTISSF Fellows

Translation and Innovation funding

Co-Leads: Dr Ruth Barber and Professor Steve King

At its core, the intent of this funding stream is to facilitate the transition of pre-existing research into developments which impact: patient outcomes and experiences, the organisation and operation of health care systems, patient understandings of and engagement with illness and consequent healthcare, and the depth and reach of planning and diagnostic tools for medical stakeholders and policy makers.

Discipline Bridges

Co-Leads: Dr John Cromby and Professor Mark Jobling

The aim of the Discipline Bridges scheme is to use ISSF funds to encourage academics and researchers to explore their existing projects from a new angle.

Institutional Partnerships

Co: Leads: Professor Andrea Cooper; Professor Martin Halliwell and Professor John Schwabe

To be competitive, we recognise the importance of vibrant regional partnerships and collaborative links that access complementary expertise and strengths at other institutions. This funding stream will encourage these collaborative interactions and there are three sub streams:

Public Engagement

Co-Leads: Dr Elizabeth Hurren, Dr Cas Kramer and Dr Marie Nugent

As part of the Wellcome Trust’s bid to embed Public Engagement (PE) within research institutions, the ISSF will be used to do exactly that by focusing on three pillars: Training, Events and Recognition.

Inclusion Schemes

Leads: Kate Williams, Henrietta O'Connor

Support for Returners to Research and for Leadership Training for our WTISSF Early Career Research Fellows.

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