Our scholarships programme exemplifies our core values: supporting under-resourced communities by building skills and capacity through world-class training and education. As we have expanded our programmes, including online, our scholarships have become dramatically oversubscribed.
Our graduates go on to achieve remarkable things. We want to support more of them to do this by creating 125 Anniversary Scholarships; new fulland part-funded merit-based awards. In 2021, with support of a donor, we created a new prestigious studentship for a doctoral student. We now wish to build on this by developing an international cadre of talented researchers with a further 25 Anniversary PhD Studentships over the next five years. Our virtual health incubator, HIVE (Health Innovation in a Virtual Environment), connects researchers and clinicians with entrepreneurs, industry and advisors to create exciting new ideas for health.
LSTM is committed to providing a world-class education for the future generations of global health professionals around the world. Scholarships are critical to this mission, ensuring equity of access to our programmes and alleviating financial pressure which can be a major barrier in a decision to study. Each year, our scholarship programmes are heavily oversubscribed.
As part of our 125 Anniversary Campaign, we are raising funds to support an additional 125 new scholarships to increase our capacity to support talented students studying on campus in Liverpool and around the world. These include full and partial scholarships to ensure that the most promising global health leaders can study at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, irrespective of their circumstances.
HiVE is LSTM’s pioneering virtual incubator, which aims to identify and test new ideas for global health by bringing together virtual teams across borders, sectors, and disciplines.
We know from working in the field across the world that there is no shortage of talented and motivated individuals who are driven to make a difference in their communities, countries and beyond. There is, however, a shortage of opportunities for these individuals to reach their full potential; we believe the HIVE could be the key to unlocking it.
Support from donors enables us to push the boundaries of traditional research and statutory funding. They allow the freedom to develop solutions which will catalyse new knowledge and research funding, ultimately decreasing reliance on aid.
Donations enable us to invest in new, untested, and perhaps unconventional ideas and the most promising students and scientists. These are the people who will lead the world in finding solutions to humanity biggest health challenges.
Donations allow the flexibility to work with new partners and support them in developing their own research infrastructure and competitiveness. This creates collaborations which are responsive to regional challenges, but which have the potential to benefit human health worldwide.