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. The sum of £300k per calendar year is available from the Wellcome Trust (£1.5M total).

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Bench and taps Launch event 2017 Lecture theatre Launch 2017 skulls

Fellows Cohort

Midlands Symposium 2018

The CRICK InstituteEquality, Diversity, InclusionPublic Engagement


Lecture Theatre Blue Lab coat Looking at a model

News items -

Launch event for the Genomic Epidemiology and Public Health Genomics 4-year PhD programme funded by the Wellcome Trust: 9:15am, Tuesday 24th September, room 0.27 GDC.

WTISSF supports the PDSRA Early Career Researcher Symposium, book your place now, 12th September 2019

WTISSF Fellows will be supporting the British Science Festival 2019

New article in The Lancet - Public Health, from Fellow Claire Lawson

Lecture given at the British Science Festival - Oli Williams, WTISSF funded researcher Read more in our press release

Read a new press release from one of our Fellows Dr Clare Lawson

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