Researchers have opportunity to receive funding in various areas, from oncology to neurology and beyond
Humanimal Trust will fund multi-disciplinary research to advance the One Medicine concept. According to an organizational release,1 the funding will offer researchers who have an affiliation with a Higher Education Institution, the NHS, or a veterinary or private medical practice in the UK, with the chance to pursue small, multi-disciplinary projects in these areas:
“A collaborative, One Medicine approach can and will benefit all species and ensure a more sustainable future. Reciprocity, whereby human and animal healthcare advance hand in hand, is the only way forward; it will save time, save money and ultimately, save lives,” said Iva Hauptmannova, research support consultant at Humanimal Trust, in the release. “Funding scientific research that demonstrates reciprocity and advances the cause and ethos of One Medicine is one of Humanimal Trust’s primary objectives, so we are delighted to launch this small projects funding call and look forward to seeing the applications.”1
All applications will be peer reviewed by the charity’s newly formed Science Committee that consists of leading academics, human and veterinary nurses, doctors, veterinarians, and consultants from around the globe.
“We know that One Medicine has transformative potential across all areas of medicine, where physiological and genetic similarities exist between humans and animals. Research that the Trust has previously funded has the potential to help improve the lives of both humans and animals with similar conditions. An example of this is the study led by Dr Nazima Pathan, Lecturer in Paediatric Intensive Care at the University of Cambridge, which looked at infection prevention and its impact on antimicrobial resistance in critically ill children,” said professor Roberto La Ragione, chair of trustees at Humanimal Trust and interim chair of the science committee, in the release. “We hope that small, multidisciplinary projects resulting from this funding call will provide further evidence that a collaborative, One Medicine approach can benefit all patients, regardless of their species.”1
The application deadline is September 1, 2023, at 5 pm BST. A webinar discussing further details about the funding call will occur on July 7, 2023, at 12:30 pm BST.
Humanimal Trust announces research funding to advance One Medicine. News release. Humanimal Trust. June 14, 2023. Accessed June 14, 2023.