Date for the diary: on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd December 2015  – The Life Sciences Research Network Wales will host the 2nd Annual Drug Discovery Congress #LSRNWcongress2015

The Life Sciences Research Network Wales aims to support world class science within Wales and develop new therapeutic treatments in areas of unmet medical and veterinary need. The Network brings together academics at Cardiff, Swansea, Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities and aims to further develop long term research capacity within the Life Sciences.

This £15M initiative is part funded by a £7.3M award from the Welsh Government’s Ser Cymru program and aims to promote collaboration with industry partners, the NHS and other international Universities.


The Network is led by Cardiff University and brings together research expertise in the Life Sciences from across Wales. Led by Professors Chris McGuigan and Malcolm Mason, the Network aims to work closely with national and international research organisations as well as companies to develop new treatments in areas of unmet medical need.

What we fund

The Network aims to fund a range of activities aimed at supporting researchers to apply for additional research funding including: PhD Studentships, Research Projects, Fellowships and Endeavour.

Funding opportunities

The Network aims to fund a range of activities aimed at building long term research capacity and increasing the level of research funding awarded to Welsh universities. All universities in Wales will be eligible to apply as long as can demonstrate that their proposal meets the Network’s criteria for investment.

Criteria for investment

The key criterion for investment will be World class nature of the scientific research involved. The Network Board will review all of the studentship and fellowship proposals against the following investment criteria.