Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund
The College and the Wellcome Trust have established a fund to support our researchers to stimulate interdisciplinary research
The Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) scheme provides Imperial College London with funds to develop and embed areas of mutual strategic importance to Wellcome and The College within and across:
> biomedical science
> population health
> product development and applied research
> humanities and social science
> public engagement and creative industries.
A range of schemes are available to connect our excellent research capabilities to address the Wellcome Trust Research challenges.
Open and Upcoming Funding Calls
Imperial Post-Doctoral, Post-CCT Research Fellowship (IPPRF)
The Imperial Post-Doctoral, Post-CCT Research Fellowship (IPPRF) scheme is jointly funded by the Global Health Stream of the Wellcome Trust ISSF in conjunction with the Wellcome Trust Centre for Global Health Research and the Institute for Global Health Innovation.
The purpose of this fellowship is to draw on the research strengths of Imperial and attract the highest quality early stage clinical academics finishing clinical training to work towards Clinician Scientist, Wellcome Trust or other externally funded clinical research mid-level awards.
There will be up to three opportunities, offering two-year awards, to talented individuals with outstanding intellectual achievements who possess the potential to become leaders in academic medicine. Applicants must be fully qualified medical doctors, have been awarded a PhD or MD within the last 4 years and hold a CCT, or be within 12 months of obtaining CCT (or equivalent) at the time of application.
Global Health Clinical Research Training Fellowships
These 1-year Global Health Clinical Research Training Fellowships support outstanding early-career clinical professionals wishing to undertake research, at least in part overseas, to improve the health of people and reduce health inequalities in developed and developing countries.
Please read the Global Health Fellowship Guidelines (Feb 2019) and the Global Health Fellowship Application Form (Feb 2019) for further information on eligibility and the application process (Imperial login required).
External applicants: please email email@example.com to request a copy of the guidelines and application form.
*** Call for applications OPEN ***
Sponsor-matching request deadline Wednesday 16 January 2019
Application deadline 12.00noon, Wednesday 27 February 2019
Interviews are now scheduled for Tuesday 7th May
Photo credit: Dr Nathalie MacDermott Global Health Clinical Research Training Fellow (2012)- Urban recruitment, Cole Town, Western Area Rural District, Sierra Leone, March 2017
Open and Upcoming Funding Calls
ISSF Springboard Fellowships
ISSF Springboard Fellowships provide flexible funding for up to 12 months for early career researchers who have not yet submitted an external Fellowship application, and can demonstrate they are on track for a successful research career.
For further information and eligibility, please read the ISSF Springboard Fellowship Guidelines 2018/19 (Imperial login required).
[Next call March 2019]
Career Re-Entry Fellowship Scheme
Applications are invited for a Daphne Jackson Fellowship that will be half sponsored by Imperial College London and hosted within any of our four Faculties.
The fellowship is intended for individuals returning to research part time (0.5 FTE) after a career break of two or more years. This fellowship will be part-funded by the Wellcome Trust ISSF, so the proposed research area should fall within their science remit.
Please note: The application process for a Daphne Jackson Fellowship is rigorous and very different to any other in the STEM area. Find out if you are eligible for a Daphne Jackson Fellowship.
[Next call Spring 2019]
Translational Networks of Excellence
The Translational Networks of Excellence scheme supports novel translational collaborations across disciplines, partner institutions and commercial entities.
We invite proposals for pilot or feasibility work for translational research, to support knowledge transfer, test or develop new methods, or proof of concept studies.
Projects will be in the range of £40-80,000 for a maximum of 1 year, we expect to support up to 7 projects per annum.
[Next call TBA]
Closed funding calls
Daphne Jackson Trust Fellowships
CAREER RE-ENTRY FELLOWSHIP SCHEME
Applications are invited for a Daphne Jackson Fellowship that will be half sponsored by Imperial College London and hosted within any of the four Faculties. The fellowship is intended for individuals returning to research part time (0.5 FTE) after a career break of two or more years. As this Fellowship will be part-funded by Wellcome ISSF, the proposed research area should fall within their remit.
DAPHNE JACKSON FELLOWSHIPS
The Daphne Jackson Trust is dedicated to enabling talented scientists returning to a research career following a break of two or more years taken for family, caring or health reasons.
Daphne Jackson Fellowships provide the unique opportunity to balance an individually tailored retraining programme with a challenging research project in a suitably supportive environment.
For further details about the Trust and fellowship scheme, please visit the Daphne Jackson Trust website.
HOW TO APPLY
Please complete the CV and personal details information forms that can be found on the Daphne Jackson Trust website. Please email your submission to the Daphne Jackson Trust office (firstname.lastname@example.org) stating clearly Imperial College London Sponsored Fellowship Application.
Please note that a letter of support from the appropriate Head of Department, acknowledging that they agree to host the fellow, and cover associated costs within their department should be included with the application documents. If you require assistance with identifying a potential supervisor, please contact Steve McAteer (ISSF@imperial.ac.uk) by Monday 15 January 2018. We cannot guarantee that an appropriate supervisor will be found.
The closing date for applications is Friday 16 February 2018.
For more information regarding this fellowship opportunity, including if you require assistance with identifying a potential supervisor, please contact Steve McAteer (ISSF@imperial.ac.uk).
The Public Engagement funding from the Wellcome Trust’s ISSF enables Imperial to provide support to staff and students interested in engagement, including developing resources and communicating opportunities to get involved. We have many more capacity-building activities planned, including as part of our training programme and Societal Engagement Seed Fund. Please contact the engagement team to discuss how we could help.
The ISSF funded Engagement Coordinator developed a microsite for engagement, to bring together relevant resources and content in one central area
The ISSF funded Engagement Coordinator created this brochure which provides a summary of our engagement activities over the past year