The WSO Research Committee currently consists of 14 members from 6 continents who cover an increasing number of activities.
1. In 2021 the WSO has offered a new funding program for pilot research projects. Researchers can receive up to 20,000 USD for seed funding of their projects in 2022. Preference will be given to early career researchers and research in LMIC. A large number of applications have been received which the research committee is currently reviewing. Watch out for the decisions and make your project ready for application next year!
2. The highly successful Virtual Early Career Development Workshop in collaboration between ESO, WSO and GAINS will run again in 2021. If you haven’t attended one of these workshops before, please SAVE THE DATE. You will soon be able to register via a link that will be available on the website.
3. We’re testing a model of Drop in mentoring sessions for early career researchers. These have been undertaken twice this year, with a further session to occur in November. At these sessions, mentors review research projects and offer advice.
4. Members of the Research Committee also participate in overarching research projects including the benchmarking project which will compare research funding for stroke, cancer and heart disease versus global burden of disease. If you are interested in helping source research funding data from your country please contact Julie.email@example.com
5. Endorsement of research activities: You are planning a research project or a research activity and would like to include an endorsement by the WSO? We review and if appropriate, endorse research activities that meet the goals of the WSO. If you’re a WSO member seeking endorsement for your research project or activity you can apply HERE >>
6. The Research Committee continues to collaborate with the WSO Education Ccommittee to support the generation of high quality webcasts.
Achieving our vision of a life free from stroke is a task that WSO cannot achieve alone. We are committed to building our partnerships at the global, regional and national level to scale up and deliver improvements in prevention, treatment and support to reduce the burden of stroke.