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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Bench and taps Launch event 2017 Dig Lecture theatre Launch 2017 skulls

WT ISSF Fellows

Midlands Symposium

Crick Seminars Equality, Diversity, InclusionPublic Engagement

Previous ISSF Success

Fellows poster display Lecture Theatre microscope Looking at a model Cardiovascular Research

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Our first regional Symposium is happening on 20th September, right here in Leicester. Book up now for a day not to be missed.

Lecture to be 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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Regional Symposium 20th September

Easter Island

Book now for our first WTISSF Regional Symposium

Next CRICK Seminar here:

Dr Nic Tapon

"Tissue Growth and mechanics during development"

14th November 2018, further details now available