Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance (SULSA) is a strategic partnership between eleven Scottish Universities that aims to advance Scotland’s research and innovation in the life sciences, and secure Scotland’s global position as a world-class centre of research excellence

About Us

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Events & Workshops

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Funding Opportunities

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Life Sciences Research

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Collaborative Projects

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SULSA News & Resources

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SULSA: Advancing Scotland’s Life Science Sector through Strategic Collaboration


By investing in our talent, that enable research and innovation to happen, we make Scotland globally competitive, the place to come for Life Science Research


By driving strategic collaboration across disciplines, sectors and borders we support economic recovery and help build Scotland back better


By supporting translational and transformative research we benefit our society and our environment to build a better future


By breaking down barriers we progress research culture and foster an inclusive environment without limits


Microscopy Facility Funding

Date: May 2021

SULSA are delighted to award three facilities for the SULSA Microscopy Facility Funding Award, totalling £48,560. The successful facilities are Mesolab, ESRIC and the Scottish Centre for Macromolecular Imaging/Centre for Virus Research. This funding is for the enhancement of the facilities via purchasing of new equipment (hardware or software). It was requested that all applicants had submitted information to the new SMS Facilities Database to be eligible. This award will run again in Autumn 2021. 

Scottish Research Innovation Futures

Date: April 2021

The Scottish Research Pools, Innovation Centres and KTN have launched a new collaborative workshop series entitled Scottish Research Innovation Futures. This series aims to take a closer look at key challenge areas and understand how collaborative research and innovation can contribute to overcoming them in Scotland’s mission to build back better.The first workshop focusing on Health and Wellbeing is being organised by SULSA, SINAPSE and KTN.

Innovation Seed Funding

Date: April 2021

SULSA are delighted to award six researchers for the SULSA Innovation Seed Funding Award, totalling £88,315. This award aims to help early lecturers/PIs support the development of their independent research and their affiliation with the industry sector. A huge thanks goes to IBioIC who are co-funding two of the projects, and to CENSIS who are co-funding one project. Learn more about the funded projects by clicking below.