Soulsby Fellowships

Soulsby Fellowships


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 main activity of the Foundation is to provide for Travelling Research Fellowships known as "Soulsby Fellowships". The Trustees aim to award up to five Fellowships each year through a competitive application process. Fellowships will normally be up to about £10,000. Only very exceptional proposals over £12,000 are likely to be successful.

The Foundation Trustees are looking for potential future leaders in the field of "One Health" to offer them a remarkable opportunity to kick-start their independent research career with the accolade of the title "Soulsby Fellow".


Applicants must hold a degree in either human or veterinary medicine and be affiliated with a bio-medically relevant academic institution in the UK, EU, USA or Australasia. They will normally be early in their career as an independent (post-doctoral) researcher. 

Applicants must 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.


How to apply

All applications must be submitted through the application process offered at