ISSF Seed Corn Fund

ISSF Seed Corn Fund

The ISSF Seed Corn Fund will invite proposals from researchers working in a priority area with the aim of supporting new interdisciplinary collaborations by:

  • Providing access to core facilities for proof of concept, feasibility or other pilot work needed to strengthen full scale applications to the Wellcome Trust or other similarly prestigious funders;
  • In addition to aligning with the Wellcome Trust’s remit, applications to this round will need to feature an International Partnership.  Our application template includes a question on plans to sustain these partnerships beyond the life of the grant.
  • Developing new commercialisation or knowledge exchange opportunities, especially for Wellcome Trust funded projects (e.g. through support to develop and implement drug development roadmaps, appointment of external consultants, access to clinical trial design/expertise/health economic advice).

Awards of up to £25,000 must be spent in full by 31 March 2023.

Call for Applications

Next deadline: Thursday 1 September 2022
Applications should be emailed to
Download the ISSF application form here.