Within the PERIMILK study, the Research Capacity Building Programme 2016-18 aims to provide a platform for young researchers to explore an EcoHealth approach by undertaking research related to local healthy food production, healthy livestock, and prevention and control of zoonotic diseases. The Research Capacity Building Programme was announced in mid 2015 and has received applicants from various disciplines for the Masters and PhD fellowships for the first round of the programme.
Applicants included candidates from the domains of medical, veterinary and geographic information systems (GIS). It was an interesting mix of proposals expressing interest in research covering leptospirosis, rabies and other zoonotic diseases. The shortlisted candidates have been reviewed and the final list of selected applications will be soon published on the website. The selected candidates will be trained to adopt a One Health approach to carry on their individual research under the guidance of an expert committee that has been formed with experts drawn from various disciplines.
Currently, the RCBP is open throughout the year and would undergo quarterly evaluation of received applications. RCBP is keen to receive research proposals from applicants from the diverse academic backgrounds of social sciences, environment and medical and veterinary fields among others, who are interested in adopting the One Health approach. for more updates click here.