The Foundation makes grants to students taking higher degrees in subjects related to occupational and environmental health through selected universities and colleges, and grants to students account for between one-quarter and one-third of the Foundation’s annual grants. The Foundation also supports the MSc in Human & Applied Physiology at King's College London.
Each year a Colt Research Day is held to which current students, and occasionally former students, are invited to give a presentation of their work and outline their plans for the future. This gives them the chance to meet the other students and some of the Trustees and present their work to a friendly and supportive audience, which will include a small number of invited guests with a particular interest in the world of occupational health research.
Colt Research Day in 2017 was held on Tuesday 24th January at The Gordon Museum at the GKT Campus near London Bridge Station and presentations were heard from all the Colt Foundation current PhD students, two of the recently completed MSc students from King's College London, a medical statistician from Imperial College London who is engaged on work which follows on from a previously funded Colt Foundation project, and Dr Jackie Morton from the Health & Safety Laboratory who is a former Foundation PhD student.
The next meeting will be held in January 2018, and if anyone would like further information or an invitation to attend, please contact Jackie Douglas at The Colt Foundation.
Workplace Health is an annual two-day seminar from The At Work Partnership in association with the journal Occupational Health [at Work], providing an in-depth clinical and management update on some of the major issues in occupational health today. It is an excellent forum for discussion on a wide range of occupational health concerns. The 2017 seminar will include a Colt Foundation keynote lecture from Professor Dame Carol Black, and a second Colt Foundation keynote lecture from Professor Diana Kloss. The seminar will take place at the Chesford Grange Hotel in Warwickshire and further details can be obtained from Janie Acton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PhD Fellowships are awarded annually. The advertisement for the 2018 PhD Fellowships will be sent out, and posted on the website under 'Students', in July 2017 and the closing date for receipt of applications will be 1st September 2017. Interviews will take place on 20th November 2017.
Potential applicants can contact Jackie Douglas on 023 9249 1400, or email on email@example.com for further details or advice.
The Trustees were sad to report the death of Professor David Denison in 2014. David was the founding Scientific Adviser to the Trustees, and his support and advice have been invaluable over many years. The Foundation held a meeting to celebrate his life and achievements at the Royal Society of Medicine in London on Monday 20th April 2015, attended by 130 of David’s family, friends and professional colleagues.
Presentations on different aspects of David’s life and career were heard from: