The Soulsby Foundation recognises the importance of linking human health with animal health as well as the underlying social, structural, economic and environmental factors that determine health and well-being outcomes around the globe.
As human populations grow, we live in closer contact with animals giving more opportunities for diseases to spread. Deforestation and intensive arming disrupt our environment and habitats and also provide new opportunities for diseases to pass between humans and animals. Movements of people facilitated by international travel and trade have increased means of diseases spreading more quickly and further.
As our world becomes more interconnected and interdependent, we must consider a wider approach to improving health through multiple disciplines and sectors. The current pandemic has demonstrated how critically important it is to take such a One Health approach.
In this context, The Soulsby Foundation has opened a call for applications for its 2022 Travelling Fellowships Programme. The Foundation supports talented veterinary and medical researchers at an early stage in their careers through these competitively awarded Travelling Fellowships in One Health.
Criteria For Fellowships
The selection of successful applicants will be made by the Trustees of the Foundation. Applicants for a Soulsby Fellowship should be able to satisfy the Trustees of the following essential criteria:
- Hold a degree in either human or veterinary medicine;
- Be affiliated with a biomedically relevant UK, EU, North American or Australasian academic institution (the Affiliated Institution); and
- Be seeking to conduct a project (the Project), normally overseas, in a field related to “One Health” and be able to describe the Project, and potential outcomes and impact of the Project, in detail.
- To have already established relevant contacts in the location where the Project will be conducted and be able to provide written confirmation of this (e.g. invitation, references, etc.); and
- To demonstrate a likelihood of attracting further funding from other sources as a consequence of being awarded a Soulsby Fellowship to enable The Project to be expanded in an appropriate manner in line with the overall theme of “One Health” internationally
Application deadline is January 31, 2022.