Supporting research and other charitable activities associated with promoting the concept of “One Health” among the medical and veterinary professions internationally.
The Soulsby Foundation was established in 2016 by Lord Soulsby of Swaffham Prior and his colleagues, family and friends on the occasion of his 90th birthday, to honour his life’s work in public service and his pioneering role as a champion of the concept of “One Health” internationally.
The Foundation is registered with the Charity Commission as an independent charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) working in close association with other like-minded organisations including the Royal Society of Medicine, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (and RCVS Knowledge) and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene.
Lord Soulsby is unique in having been President of both the RSM and the RCVS and the involvement of both, together with RSTMH, emphasises the essential link between the two medical professions, at home and overseas.
The main activity of the Foundation is to provide for Travelling Research Fellowships known as “Soulsby Fellowships”. The Trustees aim to award one or two Soulsby Fellowships annually through a competitive application process. Each Fellowship will be granted to an individual who has proposed an impactful project within the international field of “One Health”, and is likely to be between £10,000 and £20,000 in value to cover travel and subsistence expenses in carrying out the project.