SULSA Resources

Explore the various SULSA resources available to you including up to date news, useful databases and topical reports

SULSA Reports

Read the various SULSA Reports and Policy Responses covering a wide range of areas written by the SULSA team

Careers Database

Explore our Post-Academic Careers Database raising awareness of alternative career paths for early career researchers

Microscopy Database

Explore our Scottish Microscopy Facilities Database created in conjunction with the Scottish Microscopy Society


Scottish Research Innovation Futures Workshop One

Date: June 2021

The first workshop under the Scottish Research Innovation Futures workshop series took place in May 2021. This workshop fell under the SULSA theme Health and Wellbeing and focused on Our Future Health in Scotland. The focus was on two key areas within the Health Tech sector: management of existing long-term conditions, and early detection of disease. The workshop featured a wide variety of speakers, flash presentations and case studies. 

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.

ECR Development Funding Award

Date: March 2021

SULSA are delighted to award 19 researchers for our ECR Development Funding Call, totalling £72,000. This funding aims to support researchers to develop their own novel research track. Projects either build a new collaboration (international, cross-discipline or cross-sector), up-skill the applicant, generate pilot data or develop a pathway to commercialisation. Learn more about the funded projects by clicking below. 

Graduate Employability Masterclasses

Date: March 2021

Graduate Employability Masterclasses have been commended as invaluable to creating the next generation of graduates launching their career in the life sciences sector. In 2020 SULSA, in partnership with the Scottish Universities Chemistry Pool (ScotCHEM) joined the fold. 

SNapNet Launch

Date: February 2021

SULSA (in collaboration with ScotCHEM, IBioIC, SAIC and BCB) held the Scottish Natural Products Network (SNaPNet) launch and networking event in February 2021. This new network aims to bring academia and industry together to create a multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral network that can work toward targets such as the Scottish Government’s Net Zero by 2045 pledge and encourage the growth of the bioeconomy. Visit our events page to learn about the network’s upcoming workshops.

Catapult Advanced Therapies Skills Training Network (ATSTN)

Date: January 2021

A Scottish consortium has been selected as 1 of the 3 UK Centres to deliver cell and gene therapy and vaccine manufacturing training, as part of the C&GT Catapult Advanced Therapies Skills Training Network (ATSTN). SULSA will be coordinating both practical and theoretical training.

Breaking Barriers in STEM: Artwork Competition

Date: December 2020

We’re delighted to announce that the winner of SULSA’s Breaking Barriers in STEM: Artwork Competition is Roxanna Munir who’s entry ‘Everywhere’ really impressed the judges. Check it out now alongside the 1st runner up! 

SULSA Funding Call Launch

Date: November 2020

SULSA are excited to launch two new funding calls – our SULSA ECR Development Fund and SULSA Innovation Seed Funding Call. Learn more about these calls and the application deadline now!

Launch of new website: Research Innovation Scotland

DATE: September 2020

SULSA are excited to launch the Research Innovation Scotland website which is a joint-initiative between SULSA and our fellow research pools. This website aims to showcase the wide range of activities happening across the Scottish R&I landscape and highlight opportunities for collaboration.