Applications open for RSTMH 2022 grant programme

Early career researchers are invited to apply for the RSTMH 2022 grant programme to help fund a one-year project on any topic related to tropical medicine and global health.

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Credit Jessica Lea, DFID

The RSTMH Early Career Grants Programme – the new name for the former RSTMH Small Grants Programme – is now open for applications and the deadline to apply is April 29. The grants scheme funds projects across the research spectrum, including lab-based, clinical, implementation and policy-related research, by up to £5,000.

Applications are invited from early career researchers and global health professionals based anywhere in the world, who have not had research funding in their own name before.

Grant requests can be on any area of tropical medicine or global health. RSTMH’s thematic priorities in its current strategy, plus other areas of health that are less well known are encouraged.

These are:

  • Neglected tropical diseases, with a particular focus on their overlap with non-communicable Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), with a particular focus on their overlap with Non-Communicable Diseases and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Malaria, with a particular focus on drug resistance
  • One Health and wider planetary health. The consideration of human health alongside animal health and the environment, in the context of social, economic and political factors
  • Topical issues including, but not limited to, emerging diseases 
  • Drug resistant infections
  • Snakebite
  • Mycetoma and other skin NTDs 
  • Co-morbidity and NCDs
  • Coronavirus
  • Climate change

The maximum RSTMH Early Career Grant award is £5,000 (including any taxes on relevant purchases) and for up to one year in duration.

RSTMH will be running a webinar for anyone who wants to find out more about the Early Career Grant application process on 24 February at 13:30 - 14:30 (GMT). Register your place here. 

View here for more information or to apply.