Drittmittelprojekte im Bereich Tropical Health and Medicine

Snakebite: Managed by the Global Snakebite Initiative (GSI)

Hamish Ogston Foundation
The Hamish Ogston Foundation (HOF) supports a range of initiatives related to Health, Heritage and Music in and outside the United Kingdom. The Foundation has identified snakebite as a key area in which philanthropic investment can make a substantial difference. The Global Snakebite Initiative (GSI) is an international non‐profit organization dedicated to reducing the burden of death, morbidity and disability caused by snakebite envenoming.

The HOF Education Grants Programme (Snakebite), managed by the Global Snakebite Initiative (GSI), is designed to stimulate early career clinicians, research scientists, public health promoters, biologists and others to become actively involved in snake bite prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and both epidemiological and clinical research. The scheme will provide up to a maximum of 20 annual awards of £5000 to those whose project proposals are ranked highest among all of the applications received.

It is intended that the majority of the awards will be made to applicants from IMF‐classified Emerging or Developing Economies, and the remainder will be offered to applicants from Developed Economies who wish to undertake an approved elective project in an Emerging or Developing Economy nation as partof a University degree course. Recipients of grants will be mentored throughout the duration of their projects by volunteer advisors affiliated to the Global Snakebite Initiative, and the recipients will be required to publish either a research paper or a report about their project.