Soulsby Foundation calls for applications for 2021 One Health Fellowships

25 Nov 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and response has highlighted the importance of interdisciplinary research and scientific cooperation at local, regional, national and global levels.

It has increased public awareness and understanding of the interactions between people, animals and the environment, and galvanised those in global health pushing for a One Health approach.

As a field, One Health is important to RSTMH for its collaborative, multisectoral and transdisciplinary nature. The RSTMH 2017-2022 strategy recognises the importance of linking human health with animal health, as well as the underlying social, structural, economic and environmental factors that determine health around the globe.

RSTMH Annual Meeting

Lord Soulsby of Swaffham Prior (1926-2017)

This year’s Annual Meeting on emerging diseases and outbreaks, engaged a range of speakers and attendees from multiple fields and expertise such as vets, ecologists, clinicians and more, to discuss and debate the opportunities and challenges in tropical medicine whilst applying a COVID-19 and One Health lens.

The meeting highlighted a series of conclusions for the global health community, around greater collaboration and strengthening partnerships. The Society will continue to advocate for a more holistic, One Health approach and strive for increased access to and greater equity in global healthcare through discussion and cooperation.

Are you a One Health pioneer?

Championing One Health is important to our members and networks. With that in mind, we highlight a call for applications for the Soulsby Foundations 2021 Fellowship.

The Soulsby Foundation was established in 2016 by Lord Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, a champion of the One Health concept who recognised the need to take a multidisciplinary approach to solving global and environmental health challenges.

Their 2021 Fellowship is looking for a pioneer, with a degree in human or animal medicine, to conduct an overseas project in a field related to One Health.

Apply now

Applicants for a Soulsby Fellowship should:

  • Hold a degree in either human or veterinary medicine 
  • Be affiliated with a biomedically relevant UK, EU, US or Australasian academic institution (the Affiliated Institution)
  • Be seeking to conduct a 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.

According to the Soulsby Foundation Board of Trustees:

“For the purposes of this funding opportunity, successful applications are likely to be those which propose research projects which integrate knowledge from animal and human health and have the potential to improve our understanding of disease in man and animals.

"This includes consideration of the socio-economic aspects and environmental impacts of those diseases which are relevant to animal and human health.”

Apply for a Fellowship before 31 January 2021

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