The Soulsby Foundation and Travelling Fellowships

About the Soulsby Foundation

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.

Lord Soulsby is unique in having been President of both the Royal Society of Medicine and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. In 2015 he was awarded the Queen’s Medal by the RCVS for his “outstanding lifetime contribution” to bridging the worlds of medical and veterinary science.

Lord Soulsby, who died in May 2017, left an important legacy to both veterinary and human medicine and it is fitting that his colleagues, friends and family have joined together to honour him, and that legacy, in establishing the Soulsby Foundation.

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 RSM, the RCVS (and RCVS Knowledge) and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene.

Soulsby Travelling Fellowships

The main activity of the Soulsby Foundation is to provide for Travelling Research Fellowships known as “Soulsby Fellowships”.

The Trustees aim to award two or three Soulsby Fellowships annually through a competitive application process. Applications for Fellowships are normally invited between 1st October and midnight (GMT) on 31st December each year.

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 £15,000 in value to cover travel and subsistence expenses in carrying out the project.

Criteria for Fellowships

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); and
  • Be seeking to conduct a project, normally overseas, in a field related to “One Health” and be able to describe the project, and its potential outcomes and impact, in detail.

The closing date for 2020 Fellowships is 31 January 2020.

For more information about Soulsby Fellowships, including detailed criteria, how to apply, and the process for awarding, please visit

The Soulsby Foundation is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered in the UK with the Charities Commission, registered charity number 1174783


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