Wellcome funded scientist at microscope

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

ISSF fellowship image Professor Robin Shattock Chair in Mucosal Infection and Immunity

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)‌.  

[Call for applications OPEN, September 2018]

Professor Kneebone’s Incredible Inflatable, Pop-Up Anatomy Lesson

Global Health Research Fellowships

These 1-year 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 ‌ for further information on eligibility and the application process (Imperial login required). 

External applicants: please email issf@imperial.ac.uk to request a copy of the guidelines and application form.

[Next call will open November 2018]

Open and Upcoming Funding Calls

The Glycosciences Laboratory, directed by Professor Ten Feizi

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.

[Next call TBA]

Dr Pantelis Georgiou's (Elec Eng) research in the involves the creation of novel medical devices. His artificial pancreas device comprises an innovative bio-inspired microchip that replicates the body's cells to deliver 'healthy' insulin profiles to people with diabetes. Research funded by the Wellcome Trust.

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

Imperial Post-Doctoral, Post-CCT Research Fellowship (IPPRF)

 This award is jointly funded by the Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund and the Faculty of Medicine.

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.

For further details see Imperial Post-Doctoral, Post-CCT Research Fellowship.  Please contact  cato@imperial.ac.uk for queries about this award.
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Daphne Jackson Trust Fellowships

 CAREER RE-ENTRY FELLOWSHIP SCHEME

Daphne Jackson Trust logoApplications 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 websitePlease email your submission to the Daphne Jackson Trust office (djmft@surrey.ac.uk) 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)

Translational Networks of Excellence

The Translational Networks of Excellence scheme will support novel translational collaborations across disciplines, partner institutions and commercial entities. We will 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, and we expect to support up to 7 projects per annum.

This scheme will be launched in February 2017, with further details in due course.