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Soulsby Fellowships awarded for One Health projects on zoonotic diseases, sustainable food production and food poverty

The 2020 Soulsby Fellows

Soulsby Fellowships awarded for One Health projects on zoonotic diseases, sustainable food production and food poverty 

Covid pandemic highlights the importance of research that spans human, animal and environmental health. 

Researchers working across the wide range of One Health issues have been awarded fellowship funds to allow them to progress their research. 

New funding for Soulsby Foundation

The Soulsby Foundation has recently been awarded a grant by the Alborada Trust (http://www.alboradatrust.com/) of £25,000 each year for the next five years (2020-24). The Trustees plan to match this funding each year which will allow the Foundation to distribute around £50,000 on Fellowships each year.

The Foundation has received 26 applications for the 2020 Fellowships, a significant increase on last year, so this additional funding is most welcome.

The successful Fellows will be announced in June at the World One Health Congress in Edinburgh.

Fellowships awarded for One Health projects on food safety, zoonotic disease and Alzheimer’s disease

Funds allocated to researchers conducting research around the Globe

Researchers working across the wide range of One Health have been awarded fellowship funds to allow them to travel to progress their understanding in their research areas.

Three fellowships, in total worth over £25,000, have been awarded to support research into food safety, the zoonotic disease – trypanosomiasis, and Alzheimer’s disease.

The fellowships are awarded by the Soulsby Foundation –  a charity that supports researchers, particularly those early in their career, working on One Health topics.

Soulsby Foundation names recipients of inaugural One Health travelling fellowships

Soulsby Fellows

From left: Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health & Social Care;
The Hon Mrs Katrina Bulloch (daughter of Lord Soulsby); Dr Camilla Benfield, Soulsby Fellow;
Dr Andrew Stringer, Soulsby Fellow;
Dr Judy MacArthur Clark, Chair, Board of Trustees – The Soulsby Foundation.

The Soulsby Foundation has awarded the inaugural Soulsby Travelling Fellowships to Dr Camilla Benfield and Dr Andrew Stringer to support their work in the international field of One Health which focuses on the essential links between human and animal health.

Welcome to The Soulsby Foundation website

Applications will be invited for Soulsby Travelling Fellowships once registration with the Charity Commission is completed.

We look forward to reading contributions to this blog from Soulsby Travelling Fellows in due course.