Royal Society of Tropical Medicine: Grants for Global Health

OVERVIEW: The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine supports clinicians, scientists, and investigators in all disciplines related to tropical medicine and global health.

IP TAKE: This funder is particularly interested in supporting work that demonstrates a strong degree of creativity and innovation. It also seeks projects that benefit people beyond academia.

PROFILE: The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) has been “dedicated to changing the face of global health” since 1907. It works at the "cutting edge of the study, control and prevention of human and animal diseases worldwide, charting changing patterns and pioneering new interpretations of modern tropical medicine and global health." The London-based foundation seeks to support "clinicians and scientists in all disciplines of tropical medicine and global health, including the relationship between human health and animal health, in the pursuit of themes of clinical or scientific research or fieldwork." It invests in investigators, clinicians, and scientists in all tropical medicine and global health disciplines, focusing on clinical research, scientific research, and fieldwork.

RSTMH offers small grants to early career investigators who are pursuing innovative projects that provide benefits beyond academia. Its grants are limited to £5,000, and are open to early career scientists who have 15 or less years of relevant training or employment. Investigators and researchers from any country in the world are eligible to apply. To get an idea of the kinds of projects supported by this funder, explore its current awards list.

The foundation also awards training and travel scholarships limited to a maximum of £1,000

RSTMH has an open application process and accepts unsolicited requests for funding. The submission deadline typically falls somewhere toward the end of January with funds disbursement beginning in April. Dates are subject to change so interested parties should keep a close watch on the RSTMH website to stay up-to-date on any changes.  

PEOPLE:

  • Tamar Ghosh, CEO
  • Simon Cathcart, President
  • Sara Rowland-Jones, Vice-President

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