Hamish Ogston Foundation 2020 Education Grants Programme
HAMISH OGSTON FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES A SNAKEBITE RESEARCH ANNUAL GRANT PROGRAMME IN RECOGNITION OF INTERNATIONAL SNAKEBITE AWARENESS DAY: THURSDAY 19th SEPTEMBER 2019
The Hamish Ogston Foundation is pleased to announce its new snakebite grant programme which will provide up to 20 annual grants of £5,000 to junior researchers and clinicians, wishing to carry out 3 to 6 month research projects, into overcoming the significant issue of fatalities and debilitating injuries caused by snakebites.
The programme will be managed by the Global Snakebite Initiative (GSI) under the charge of the GSI’s CEO and internationally-renowned snakebite authority, Dr David Williams. The announcement will be made at the 11th European Congress on Tropical Medicine & International Health (ECTMIH), in Liverpool, by Dr Williams.
Dr Williams said, “The Global Snakebite Initiative is very proud to have been chosen to administer the Hamish Ogston Foundation 2020 Education Grants Programme (Snakebite), and we are deeply appreciative of the Foundation’s foresight and willingness to create a programme that specifically supports early career researchers, clinicians and community engagement workers. The grants create a unique opportunity to support the work of dedicated people from emerging and developing economies. They also give medical students and scientists from other countries an opportunity to explore their interest in snakebite treatment or research through support for elective projects in affected countries.”
This follows the Hamish Ogston Foundation’s appointment of its first fellow, Dr Tom Lamb, as part of the funding of Oxford University’s Myanmar Oxford Clinical Research Unit. The Hamish Ogston Foundation is the only organisation currently funding Clinical Trials of antivenom in any country.
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