Explore our funding opportunities and learn about previously funded projects and their impact


SULSA's Forging Futures Scheme

SULSA, in collaboration with Interface, have created the Forging Futures scheme to support and develop a cohort of researchers by enabling them to explore the opportunities available to them in academia and industry and equipping them with the tools to work effectively between the two.

Recipients of this scheme will receive group coaching sessions with both Skillfluence and MyFuturePlan, receive £500 towards professional development, enjoy access to industry connections via Interface and become SULSA Ambassadors for Industry Engagement.


Status: Now closed and applications under review



Saltire Emerging Researcher Scheme

The Saltire Emerging Researcher Scheme is intended to promote mobility between Scotland and European research partners with the aim of strengthening existing, and seeding future, research relationships. 

You can apply for up to £10,000 for a maximum of 6 months. Awards will cover the full cost of the exchange, including travel, accommodation, subsistence, and reasonable additional costs arising from Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) considerations.

Status: Call open and closes on Sunday 31st October 2021




SULSA wish to award outstanding early career scientists whose work shows excellent potential to make an impact in the field of life sciences.

This prize allows exceptional postdocs to raise their profile in Scotland and have a prestigious award on their CV. It includes a fully-funded tour of three Scottish Universities where the awardee will deliver a seminar and meet with staff in order to raise their profile around Scotland, and develop their independent networks. In addition, the awardee will receive £2,000 of flexible funding.

Status: Call closed and opens Wednesday 10th November 2021


previously funded projects


Various Funded Projects

SULSA have invested in our researchers via numerous funding calls. These include:

  • Microscopy Facility Funding
  • Innovation Seed Funding
  • ECR Development Funding
  • Optical Imaging Funding
  • Dementia Seed Funding
  • Natural Products in the Bio-economy Funding
  • Technology Seed Funding
  • Antimicrobial Resistance Seed Funding

Click below to learn more about these awards and the projects funded.


Researcher Exchange Scheme

The Postdoctoral and Early Career Researcher Exchange Scheme (PECRE) is one of SULSA’s most popular funding awards. It supports postgraduate or early career researcher exchanges with academia and industry in Europe, North America, China and India.

Click below to check out some of the previously funded PECRE projects.


EU Partnership Building

The EU Partnership Building grant aims to boost life sciences participation in European projects. For example through establishing network connections, showcasing skills and capabilities, and participating in specific networking activities both for policy influencing and project preparation.

Click below to check out some of the previously funded PEER projects.