The Interdisciplinary Research Fund (IRF) provides flexible funding to support interdisciplinary initiatives that enhance and develop the strongest life sciences related research across the University of Dundee.  The IRF will provide pump-priming support for collaborative or interdisciplinary research projects that combine different approaches in Life Sciences, Medicine, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Bioinformatics, Data Analysis and Software Development. 

As a new initiative, ISSF will also be used to support the Inter-Institutional Interdisciplinary Partnership Fund (further details below).

Successful applicants must conform to the Wellcome Trust policy on Open Access Publishing.

Eligibility: Applications are welcome from academic staff across the University.

Inter-Institutional Interdisciplinary Partnership Fund

Applications to establish both national and international cross-institutional interdisciplinary partnerships and research collaborations are invited. Funds of up to £10k can be requested to support incoming and outgoing visits and workshop activities.  The intention is to fund meetings and interactions between other institutes or commercial partners and multiple University of Dundee PIs. General conference activities or initiatives centred on a single PI will not be supported.

Priorities are to broaden partnerships and research collaborations in key strategic areas such as infection and disease, mathematical biology, anti-microbial resistance and drug discovery with the aim to underpin future collaborative grant applications and research programmes.  Applications involving overseas partners allow access to increased funding opportunities (e.g. Newton, GCRF etc.) and are particularly welcomed.

Calls:  Deadine for applications is set as the 18th of November 2018.

Application procedure: The proposals for these funds will be short and the following application form should be completed and returned to ISSF@dundee.ac.uk

Evaluation:  Project proposals will be reviewed by a panel of Academic staff across the Schools of Life Sciences and Medicine and applicants will be informed on the outcome of their submission in due course. 

Reporting requirements: Recipients of successful applications agree to provide a short final project report summarising outputs of the award.

Interdisciplinary and Translatioal Research Fund

Interdisciplinary and Translational Research Large Project Call

Calls: Deadline set as Friday 11th October 2019.

This special one-off fund will support 18 months’ salary for a Grade 7 Postdoctoral Research Assistant, along with £15k of consumables/other associated project costs.  The project must start by Spring 2020 at the latest.

Projects must use interdisciplinary approaches to address complex biological questions and the lead applicant must be tenure-track or within 5 years’ post tenure-track appointment (or start date if appointed as a tenured member of staff). There must be evidence that the project will lead to clear outputs.

Application form - ISSF Interdisciplinary and Translational Research Large Project Call

Evaluation - Applications will initially be shortlisted by a panel of academic staff from across the Schools.  Short-listed applicants will subsequently be invited to “Pitch” their proposal to the panel, which will include a short presentation and Q&A session. Only 1 project will be supported.

Completed applications should be sent to the mailbox ISSF@dundee.ac.uk.

Reporting requirements: Recipients of successful applications agree to provide a short final project report summarising outputs of the award.

Interdisciplinary and Translational Research Seed Funds

Calls: Deadline set as Friday 11th October 2019.

The fund will provide pump-priming support for research projects requiring access to core Scientific services such as proteomics, imaging, FACS, stem-cell, genomic and DNA sequencing, data analysis, MRC Reagents and Services, Resource Unit etc. (list is not exhaustive, please contact for any queries).

Individual applications should not exceed £10,000 or 12 months’ duration – costs requested can be for access charges ONLY, no staff time, travel etc. are allowable. Applicants may be tenure-track or tenured members of academic staff. The project must start by Spring 2020 at the latest.

Priority will be given to collaborative or interdisciplinary research projects that combine different approaches in Life Sciences, Medicine, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Bioinformatics, Data Analysis and Software Development and where there is evidence that the project will lead to clear outputs. Success rate for this call will not exceed 50%.

Application form - Interdisciplinary and Translational Research Seed Funds

Evaluation - Applications will be scored by a panel of academic staff from across the Schools.

Completed applications should be sent to the mailbox ISSF@dundee.ac.uk.

Reporting requirements: Recipients of successful applications agree to provide a short final project report summarising outputs of the award.

 

Enquiry or idea?

Contact ISSF

issf@dundee.ac.uk