RSTMH Early Career Grants 2022

Application for RSTMH Early Career Grants 2022 is ongoing!

The program is open for applications from early career researchers and global health professionals based anywhere in the world, who have not had research funding in their own name before.

They can apply for a grant of up to £5,000 (GBP) to deliver a project over one year. The projects can be on any topic related to tropical medicine and global health, from across the research spectrum of lab, translation, implementation, and policy.

About RSTMH Early Career Grants

Applications can be in 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 listed below:

  • 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.

Who is eligible?

Anyone in their early research career from 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 and innovators to explore their ideas.

Only RSTMH members can receive the funding.

If successful, applicants who are not already members will have their membership funded by one of our partners, or RSTMH will deduct it from their award. 

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What do you define as “early career”?

To ensure equity and fairness of opportunity, RSTMH does not use a definition focused on specific roles, qualifications held, or age, instead it chooses to supply guidance around the profile of applicant that may be suitable for an Early Career Grant. 

They expect candidates not to have received a research grant 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

Applying for funding

Applications open on 1 February 2022 at 9am GMT and close on 29 April at 17:00 GMT.







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