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



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 open and closes on Wednesday 8th December 2021



Microscopy Facility Funding

To support our Microscopy Facilities in Scotland and the excellent research they enable, we are running a second round of our Microscopy Facility Funding Call. This fund supports the enhancement of capabilities within microscope facilities.

Successful applications will clearly show how this enhancement will directly impact specific research outputs. You can apply for up to £15,000 on enhancements on hardware or software. Applications will be viewed favourably if they can show how members from other SULSA Universities will benefit from this enhancement.

Status: Call open and closes on Monday 7th February 2022


previously funded projects


Various Funded Projects

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

  • Saltire Emerging Researcher Scheme
  • 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.