Strategic Initiatives

UCD Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund

The UCD Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) is supported under the SFI-HRB-Wellcome Trust Biomedical Research Partnership, with matched funding from UCD. It aims to help UCD’s researchers overcome systemic barriers to career and network development, ultimately unlocking future research potential within the University and beyond. The fund will support high-quality research in the biomedical and clinical sciences. It is also available to directly support research or collaborations within the medical humanities field. This award will enable UCD to strategically advance research in these areas and to leverage further external funding from agencies such as the EU and the Wellcome, amongst others. In particular, the fund will be used to support initiatives in the Personalised & Translational Medicine and One Health arenas.

1. Clinical Primer Scheme
2. Mid-career Stimulus and Diversification Scheme
3. Networks of Excellence scheme


Dr Tracey McAuley, Project Manager, Personalised & Translational Medicine

UCD TopMed 10

UCD TOPMed10, Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Action, is an international training and career development fellowship programme at University College Dublin (UCD), which is managed by Systems Biology Ireland. The Programme offers 10 prestigious Personalised Medicine fellowships to experienced researchers. All Fellowships are based in UCD with an optional secondment at a partner organisation in academia or industry. With an emphasis on interdisciplinary training and career support, TOPMed10 aims to serve as a blueprint for what biomedical training can look like in the future.


Dr Eadaoin McKiernan, Programme Manager, Systems Biology Ireland