Early Career Awards Fund for Global Health Professionals and Innovators 2023 RSTMH

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The RSTMH Early Career Awards Programme for 2023 is now accepting applications. Early career researchers and global health professionals based anywhere in the globe who have never received research funding of £5,000 (GBP) or more in their own name are encouraged to apply for grants of up to £5,000 (GBP).

The projects can be on any area linked to tropical medicine and global health, from lab through translation, implementation, and policy, and can last up to a year.

Sir James Cantlie and Dr George Carmichael Low created the Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 1907 to study and debate tropical diseases.

The very first president was “the father of tropical medicine”, Sir Patrick Manson.

The prefix Royal was granted by King George V in 1920, and the royal connection has been maintained ever since – Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was their Patron, and HRH The Princess Royal is an Honorary Fellow.

RSTMH is now a multidisciplinary organisation that is constantly adapting to the changing patterns and interpretations of modern tropical medicine and global health.

Eligibility Requirements For The RSTMH Early Career Grants Programme
Anyone early in their research career with any nationality based anywhere in the world can apply. The overall aim of the Programme is to encourage and inspire the next generation of global health leaders, innovators and professionals by providing the opportunity for them to carry out projects which could improve tropical medicine or global health.
Only RSTMH members can receive the funding, but anyone can apply.
If successful, applicants who are not already members of RSTMH will have their membership funded by one of our partners, or RSTMH will deduct it from their award.

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Candidates should not have received a research grant of £5,000 or more in their own name before. They should be to be able to:

  • Carry out research under supervision
  • Have the ambition to develop knowledge of research methodologies and discipline
  • Have demonstrated a good understanding of a field of study
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce data under supervision
  • Use critical analysis, evaluation and be able to synthesise new and complex ideas
  • Competently explain the outcome of their research and value thereof to colleagues


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