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

IPPRF image Professor Robin Shattock Chair in Mucosal Infection and Immunity

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.

Please contact  cato@imperial.ac.uk for queries about this award.
*** Call for applications OPEN *** Job Reference: MED00947

Urban recruitment, Cole Town, Western Area Rural District, Sierra Leone, March 2017

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 issf@imperial.ac.uk 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

Professor Robin Shattock, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medicine, 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 had an external fellowship application accepted, and can demonstrate they are on track for a successful research career.

For further information and eligibility, please read the ISSF Springboard Fellowships Guidelines 2018-19 (April 2019) (Imperial login required)‌.  

[Next call March 2019]

The Glycosciences Laboratory, directed by Professor Ten Feizi, is located at the Hammersmith Campus

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.

*** Call for applications OPEN ***

Dr Pantelis Georgiou's (Elec Eng) research involves the creation of novel medical devices

Translational Networks of Excellence

The Translational Networks of Excellence scheme - run as part of the Imperial Confidence in Concept 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 19th February 2019]


Closed funding calls