300w-wellcome-trustThe first call of a new UCD funding scheme focused on Personalised and Translational Medicine, and One Health is now open for applications.

The UCD Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF), is supported under the SFI-HRB-Wellcome Trust Biomedical Research Partnership, with matched funding from UCD, and aims to help UCD’s researchers overcome systemic barriers to career and network development, ultimately unlocking future research potential within the University and beyond. The fund will support high-quality research in the biomedical and clinical sciences, and medical humanities.

Two schemes are open in this round:

The Clinical Primer Scheme

This scheme will support qualified, early-stage medical and veterinary clinicians; practitioners; and individuals of the allied health services within medicine and veterinary medicine, and allow them an opportunity to work in a research environment, generating significant research outcomes that can be leveraged to pursue future external funding.

€55,000 is available over 12 months to support clinical buy-out time and associated research costs. This scheme is specifically open to individuals employed either by UCD; hospitals within the Ireland East Hospital Group; or medical and veterinary medical centres affiliated with, or linked in to UCD.

The Mid-Career Stimulus and Diversification Scheme
This scheme will support excellent mid­-career researchers whom were previously highly productive but whose activity has been impeded by radical post-recession changes in Irish research funding or has been lost as a result of extended leave, or indeed a combination of the two.
€165,000 is available over 24 months to mid-career researchers (7-20 years’ experience post-PhD) to support academic buy-out time or to hire research staff, and associated research costs.  This scheme is open to those currently employed by UCD, whom have a contract for the entire duration of the award. It is not available to support the direct salary costs of the applicant.

Full details of both schemes are available in the attached call documentation, or via the ISSF website www.ucd.ie/research/wellcometrustissf/

The closing date for applications is Friday 24th March 2017 at 17:00pm. Applications and queries to be submitted to Dr. Claire Kilty, Programme Manager, via email to issf@ucd.ie

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