Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) Early Career Grants Programme 2023

Deadline: 28th of April, 2023

The RSTMH Early Career Grants Programme 2023 is now accepting applications. The Program’s overarching goal is to support and inspire the next generation of global health professionals by giving them the chance to work on initiatives that potentially advance tropical medicine or global health.

The projects may cover any area of tropical medicine and global health research, including lab, translation, implementation, and policy. They may also take up to a year to complete.


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


  • Anyone early in their research career with any nationality based anywhere in the world can apply.
  • 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 RSTMH partners, or RSTMH will deduct it from their award.
  • 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


The application must be supported by two referees, one of which should be a senior member of the employing or affiliated organisation. The other should be the applicant’s direct supervisor for the duration of this project.

References must be on headed paper and must be complete and uploaded to Submittable by the deadline (9am BST on April 28, 2023). Applications without submitted references from both referees will be deemed incomplete and not assessed. Referees should use an institutional email address and not a personal email address to submit their references.

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Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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