Early Career Researcher

The funding schemes aimed at ECR researchers include Catalyst Seed Funding, Secondments and supervision opportunities through undergraduate Summer Scholarships.

Please note all these schemes have now closed to new projects.

Funding Opportunities

Catalyst - Early Career Researcher




This fund is supported by the Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund to provide early career researchers (ECR) with an opportunity to apply for funding for their own projects, assisting them in gaining research independence. Researchers can apply for a maximum of £30,000. We expect to award between 4-6 grants in this call.


You must provide the ISSF administration with project updates and outcomes when requested for reporting purposes. If this project leads to a published article, or leverages grant funding, please contact the ISSF administration to make them aware.  You must acknowledge the Wellcome ISSF grant for any papers published, this information will be provided in your award email.  If you have any concerns or cannot find that information, please contact the ISSF team.  For information on making your publications Open Access please see the Universities’ webpages.



Due to the ongoing pandemic, further Secondment calls will not be running.

Summer Student Scholarships

Due to the ongoing pandemic, further Summer Student Scholarships calls will not be running.

Career Development and Grant Application Workshop

On Friday 3rd September we hosted an online Career Development and Grant Application Workshop which is aimed at Early Career Researchers!  This will feature talks from the Research Support Office, senior UofG PI's and Fellows as well as an external speaker from the MRC.

If you were unable to attend, please drop us a line at MVLS-ISSF@glasgow.ac.uk to let us know!  The more interest we have the more cause we will have to run it again!


Other Resources

Please note these other resources for Early Career Researchers: