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;
  • Applications are particularly encouraged utilising the Centre for Genome Enabled Genomics and Medicine to strengthen pilot data and informatics;
  • 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 are expected to be between £5,000 and £20,000 (max) for up to 6 months.

Call for Applications

Next deadline: Wednesday 9 February 2022
Applications should be emailed to
Download the ISSF application form here.