Learn more about the research being undertaken by SULSA-funded researchers


SULSA Research Themes

SULSA is split into four themes which represent the key major areas of life sciences research being conducted across Scotland. These themes act to highlight key areas of expertise and potential for collaboration. 

  • Development and Regulation
  • Ecosystems
  • Understanding and Treating Disease
  • Technology and Analysis



SULSA 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.

Check out our winners videos and learn about their exciting research!


SULSA Funded Projects

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

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