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.
Applicants must be affiliated to a biomedically relevant academic institution in the UK, Europe, North America or Australasia. Further information and an application form may be found at www.SoulsbyFoundation.org.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to apply for a Soulsby Fellowship.
The closing date for applications is 31 January 2022.
* Lord Soulsby – a One Health pioneer
The Soulsby Foundation was established in 2016 by Lord Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, a pioneer and champion of the One Health concept which recognises the need to take a multidisciplinary approach to solving global and environmental health challenges.
Lord Soulsby treasured the memory of a travelling award early in his professional life which he considered to be the catalyst that consolidated his future impressive career. He always sought to inspire colleagues and students to view animal and human medicine as one continuous health-related tapestry and, as the only Past President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) to have also become President of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), he constantly used this unique position to bring the two professions together.
He died in 2017 but his pioneering approach lives on in the work of the Foundation which carries his name.