Grant Awardees 2022

We are thrilled to announce the awardees of our 2022 Early Career Grants programme. We will be adding to this list as we continue to announce this year's awardees.

International Alliance for the Control of Scabies (IACS)

Dr Sarika Palepu will receive funding from the International Alliance for the Control of Scabies (IACS) for the project titled The impact of training front-line health care workers in improving the yield of scabies diagnosis among under five children in a rural community of West Bengal.

International Trachoma Initiative

Abebe Basazn Mekuria will receive funding from the International Trachoma Initiative (ITI) for the project titled Community Dialogue Intervention for Trachoma Prevention and Control in Ethiopia: A Feasibility and Acceptability Study to Improve Uptake of NTD Services and Promote Recommended Behaviours.

Ms Evelyn Munayco, Peru, will receive funding from International Trachoma Initiative for the project titled Enablers and barriers to SAFE interventions for trachoma elimination in indigenous Amazonian populations of Peru. 

Dr Victor Abiodun, Nigeria, will receive funding from International Trachoma Initiative for the project titled Testing a community-participatory education approach in recognizing, managing and referring trachoma cases in hard-to-reach rural communities in Northern Nigeria. 
 

Wellcome

Mr Abdallah Zacharia, Tanzania, will receive funding from Wellcome for the project titled Effectiveness of wearing gumboots for prevention of snakebites, schistosomiasis and hookworm infections among subsistence farmers in rural Pwani region, Tanzania

Albert Ros-Lucas, Spain, will receive funding from Wellcome for the project titled Proof-of-concept for an epitope-based poly-specific antivenom against Bolivian vipers. 

Avni Blotra, India, will receive funding from Wellcome for the project titled Profiling the Toxicity index of Non-immunocaptured toxins to improve the efficacy of Indian Polyvalent antivenom.  

Mr Bikram Poudel, Nepal, will receive funding from Wellcome for the project titled Primary health care facilities readiness for the management of snakebite in Madhesh Province of Nepal: A mixed method study.

Miss Cecilia Ngari, Kenya, will receive funding from Wellcome for the project titled Exploring limb volume measurements as a new clinical measure for cytotoxic envenoming by puff adders and spitting cobras in Kenya.

Dr Hamdja Moustafa, Cameroon, will receive funding from Wellcome for the project titled Envenoming syndromes among snakebite patients at the Poli District Hospital, and diagnostic utility of the 20-minute whole blood clotting test.

Hayatu Saidu, Nigeria, will receive funding from Wellcome for the project titled Assessing the mechanisms of anaphylaxis to snake antivenom among fulanis accessing care in General Hospital Altungo, Gombe State, Nigeria. 

Mr Jonathan Steinhorst, Germany/USA, will receive funding from Wellcome for the project titled Estimating frequency and aetiology of adverse antivenom reactions in snakebite treatment in Eswatini health facilities.

Luciano Fusco, Argentina, will receive funding from Wellcome for the project titled New adjuvant formulation for antivenom production. Adjuvant activity of CpG-ODN formulated as a liquid crystal of ascorbyl palmitate. 

Mr Sunil Koirala, Nepal, will receive funding from Wellcome for the project titled Situation analysis and readiness assessment of Snakebite Treatment Centers in Nepal.  
 

Hamish Ogston Foundation

Beatrice Egid will receive funding from the Hamish Ogston Foundation for the project titled Vector-borne diseases in waste-picking communities in Vijayawada, India: exploring risk, impact and opportunities for control.  

Dr Benedict Porter, United Kingdom, will receive funding from the Hamish Ogston Foundation for the project titled Diagnostic accuracy and inter-observer variation of subxiphoid non-expert echo in diagnosing heart failure in patients presenting with breathlessness in Kenya. 

Dr Carlo Giannangelo, Australia, will receive funding from the Hamish Ogston Foundation for the project titled Leveraging inhibitors of human proteins and advanced omics techniques to discover new malaria drug targets that bypass resistance.

Dr Charlotte Dawson, United Kingdom, will receive funding from the Hamish Ogston Foundation for the project titled Assessing the Impact of Venoms on the Wound Healing Pathway.

Mr Christopher Shield, United Kingdom, will receive funding from the Hamish Ogston Foundation for the project titled Point-of-care diagnostics for Buruli ulcer, development and evaluation.

Miss Dinithi Bowatte, New Zealand, will receive funding from the Hamish Ogston Foundation for the project titled A transdisciplinary investigation of infectious disease: using a case study at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to understand Global Health coloniality.

Mr Edwin Panford-Quainoo, United Kingdom, will receive funding from the Hamish Ogston Foundation for the project titled Antimicrobial Stewardship amongst community pharmacist and over-the-counter medicines practitioners: Experiences from Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA), Ghana. 

Gabriella Shanks will receive funding from the Hamish Ogston Foundation for the project titled Prevalence and mechanism of Carbapenem-Resistant Gram-Negative Enteric Infections in the Peruvian Amazon. 

Ms Hope Simpson, United Kingdom, will receive funding from the Hamish Ogston Foundation for the project titled Remote health service evaluation for validation of lymphatic filariasis elimination: a pilot study in Cote d’Ivoire to assess feasibility and accuracy.

Miss Emma Widlake, United Kingdom, will receive funding from the Hamish Ogston Foundation for the project titled The role of viral diversity in establishing productive infections of important viruses.  

Miss Jessica Dutton, South Africa, will receive funding from the Hamish Ogston Foundation for the project titled The Obstetric Emergency Transportation System of King Cetshwayo district, kwaZulu-Natal, South Africa – the effects of major environmental disasters and COVID-19 A visual case study.  

Mr John Archer, United Kingdom, will receive funding from the Hamish Ogston Foundation for the project titled Optimisation, Clinical Assessment and Validation of an Isothermal Recombinase Polymerase Amplification Assay for the Point-of-Care Molecular Diagnosis of Intestinal Schistosomiasis.

Miss Keirah Bartlett, United Kingdom, will receive funding from the Hamish Ogston Foundation for the project titled Are existing anti-inflammatory drugs valuable adjunct treatments for preventing morbidity caused by local snakebite envenoming?  

Lorna Benton - Developing a novel framework to appraise AMR policy linkages and gaps through a healthy and sustainable diet perspective

Miss Olivia Ingle, Northern Ireland, will receive funding from the Hamish Ogston Foundation for the project titled Cryptosporidium Seasonality in African Goats.  

Poppy Simonson will receive funding from the Hamish Ogston Foundation for the project titled 'Development of Leishmania species-specific diagnostics for human, canine and mammalian reservoir hosts'

Ms Rebecca Handley, United Kingdom, will receive funding from the Hamish Ogston Foundation for the project titled Metagenomic sequencing using the MinION™ to determine potential causes of idiopathic cutaneous ulcers in West Africa.

Rebekah Jones will receive funding from the Hamish Ogston Foundation for the project titled Chimeric mRNA vaccine design to tackle antimicrobial resistant gonorrhoea. 

Sally Weston will receive funding from the Hamish Ogston Foundation for the project titled The Impact of Intermittent Water Supply on Public Health and Well-Being in Kenya.  

Mr Simmoy Noble, Jamaica, will receive funding from the Hamish Ogston Foundation for the project titled Identification of West Nile Virus Vectors and their Blood Feeding Patterns in Jamaica. 
 

The Journal of Comparative Pathology Educational Trust

Mrs Clara María, Spain, will receive funding from The Journal of Comparative Pathology Educational Trust for the project titled Are drug-resistant pathogens in human populations putting penguins at risk? Prevalence of Salmonella in two populations with different anthropogenic influence. 

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)