In honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee the Hamish Ogston Foundation has donated £100,000 to LSTM for early career researchers to develop innovative projects.
The grants will be administered by LSTM and will see 20 researchers each receiving £5000. The call is open to early career researchers throughout LSTM or those working within LSTM’s international partnerships and is part of a wider gift which will see the same amount being awarded to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Royal Society of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
LSTM’s Director, Professor David Lalloo, said: “The Hamish Ogston Foundation Platinum Jubilee Early Career Grants, will offer researchers an opportunity to undertake self-directed research, test theories and develop proofs of concept in areas relevant to current and future needs in global health. LSTM is delighted to partner with the Foundation, particularly as we enter our 125th anniversary and look to the next 125 years of global impact.”
During the application process, priority will be given to those researchers who are a citizen of, based in or carrying out research within a Commonwealth country.
Dr Michael Vaughan, Health Project Director at the Hamish Ogston Foundation said: “The Hamish Ogston Foundation is proud to work to eliminate disparities in both access to medical treatment and health awareness around the world. These Platinum Jubilee early career grants provide opportunity for the next generation of health professionals to gain invaluable experience in the research methods that they need to progress their careers dedicated mostly to the rural poor who do not have immediate access to medical diagnosis and treatment”