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).

Priority areasFunding mechanismsHow to applyProjects FundedInfo for award holders
Bench and taps Cardiovascular Research Dig Lecture theatre Looking at a model

WT ISSF Fellows

GovernancePrevious ISSF successPublic EngagementEvents and Crick Seminars
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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

Crick seminar Jan 2018 Latest news: Great turnout for the second of our CRICK seminars. Dr Lucy Collinson, lead for the Electron Microscopy Science Technology Platform (EM STP) at The Francis Crick Institute gave a lecture titled "Correlative Imaging: From Cells to Stars" on 18th January.  Why not find out more about how to get involved in extracting meaning from cell data by joining in the Etch a Cell project @EtchACell @EM_STP


Latest News: New opportunities from Wellcome to make ISSF funded outputs open access

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