The Seed Funding schemes include Catalyst - Excellence and Innovation awards and Feasibilty Schemes with a particular emphasis on omics projects.
Catalyst - Excellence and Innovation
****WE ARE NO LONGER ACCPETING APPLICATIONS FOR THIS FUNDING****
This fund is supported by the Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund and is to provide researchers with an opportunity to apply for seed funding to kick start innovative new research projects. Projects should show demonstrable potential for securing funding leverage. This scheme is not for continued funding of existing projects. Researchers can apply for a maximum of £50,000. We expect to award between 2-5 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.
****WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY ACCPETING APPLICATIONS FOR THIS FUNDING AS OF 01 NOVEMBER 2022***
***Please be aware, this block of ISSF funding is ending in 2023, and projects awarded between now and then will all have the same end date of 28 February 2023. All funds must have been spent by that date.***
This fund is supported by the Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF), and is to provide researchers with funding to conduct omics feasibility studies in collaboration with Glasgow Polyomics, with the intention that this will lead to a larger grant submission or REF returnable 4* paper. Researchers can apply for a maximum of £10,000.
- You must be an MVLS researcher, in exceptional circumstances this may be waived. Please contact the ISSF administration prior to submission if you are not from MVLS.
- PhD students, Research Associates and Lecturers/Fellows (and above) are eligible to apply for this scheme. We welcome applications from early career researchers.
- This award covers the cost of running an omics experiment and associated data analysis at Glasgow Polyomics.
- This award does not cover lab consumables cost, salary, travel costs, carer costs, conference attendance. Consumables to prepare samples must be covered by the applicant.
- If you are already an ISSF grant recipient, you may apply again, but it must be for a completely different project. It is unlikely you will be awarded two Feasibility Awards.
Submitting Your Application
- This is a responsive mode award (i.e. there is no deadline – submit when you are ready).
- Please download the Feasibility Form.
- Please submit your application (as a single PDF file) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Costings from Glasgow Polyomics can be obtained via email or the Glasgow Polyomics website.
- You must provide evidence of your Polyomics quote in your application.
- Potential of the candidate to deliver REF-returnable research outputs.
- Potential of the candidate to secure external funding.
- Quality of the project in terms of feasibility within the time-frame, novelty, and scientific interest.
Notification of Outcome
Successful applications will be notified by email within 2 weeks of the ISSF team receiving the application.
Payment of Funds
Funds will be held by the ISSF administration and transferred to Glasgow Polyomics upon completion of the work. You will be contacted by Glasgow Polyomics when they are ready to charge for the project.
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.