BMJ has always strived to support early career researchers in low-income and lower-middle-income countries (LMICs). Established in 2019, the BMJ Global Health Grant recognises early career researchers from LMICs working in the field of global health and is awarded to the applicant whose abstract describes the most original methodological contribution to the field of global health and whose summary demonstrates the greatest importance and potential impact in advancing the field.
This year the successful applicant will receive funding of up to GBP 5,000 to support attendance at the 7th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR 2022) in Bogota, Colombia (31 October-4 November 2022), and the opportunity to publish a full paper in BMJ Global Health at no cost (article processing charge waived). Find out more in the section below on eligibility criteria, how to apply and details of previous recipients of the Grant.
The deadline for applications is 15 July 2022.
BMJ Global Health Grant
The aim of the BMJ Global Health Grant is to recognise the contributions of early career researchers from low-income and lower-middle-income countries working in the field of global health.
The grant is awarded to the applicant who describes the most original methodological contribution, and that shows the greatest importance or potential impact in advancing the field of global health.
In order to apply for the grant you must, at the time of application, be:
- An early career researcher, within 10 years of completing your PhD or equivalent professional qualification or training (working in healthcare, academia or industry), undertaking research in global health; and
- A national of a low-income or lower-middle-income country in accordance with the current World Bank classification. If you have a dual nationality of which one is not of a low-income or lower-middle-income country, you may not apply for this grant.
In order to apply, you must fulfil both requirements listed. We will request a letter of support from your department or institution confirming your current role as part of the application.
Criteria for selection
The grant will be awarded to the applicant whose abstract describes the most original methodological contribution to the field of global health and whose summary demonstrates the greatest importance and potential impact in advancing the field.
The winner of the BMJ Global Health grant will receive a maximum of GBP 5,000 to cover the applicant’s conference registration fee, return travel and accommodation costs, visa application fee and subsistence for the days on which the conference is held. The choice of the conference is reserved for the organizers of the BMJ Global Health grant.
Contact and further information
BMJ Global Health Editorial Office BMJ Publishing Group Limited BMA House Tavistock Square London WC1H 9JR, UK Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BMJ Global Health Grant Terms and Conditions
Please read these carefully before starting your application. 1. Applicants may apply for a maximum of GBP 5,000 to cover the applicant’s conference registration fee, return travel and accommodation costs, visa application fee and subsistence for the days on which the conference is held. 2. Applicants may only apply once for the grant and for only one grant from BMJ in one calendar year. 3. A grant is available for early-career researchers within 10 years of completing their PhD or equivalent professional qualification or training (working in healthcare, academia or industry) undertaking research in global health and who are nationals of low-income or lower-middle-income countries in accordance with the World Bank classification as at the date of application. 4. Applicants must submit an abstract (maximum 500 words) describing an original research project and its relevance to global health. The work may be published already in a peer-reviewed journal, or be unpublished. The abstract should be accompanied by a statement (maximum 500 words) in which the applicant describes the impact of their work and why it warrants the award. All entries must be submitted in English. 5. Applicants will be asked to provide a letter from the applicant’s department or institution confirming the applicant’s current role as part of his/her application. 6. The grant will be awarded to the applicant whose abstract describes the most original methodological contribution to the field of global health; and whose summary demonstrates the greatest importance and potential impact in advancing the field. 7. BMJ will notify the successful applicant via email to the email address submitted in the application form by no later than 31 August 2022. 8. Within 14 days of notification, the successful applicant is required to email confirmation of his/her acceptance of the grant. In the event that the successful applicant does not provide the required confirmation within 14 days, an alternative applicant may be chosen for the grant. 9. Following receipt of confirmation in accordance with clause 8, BMJ will liaise with the successful applicant regarding attendance at the conference and book his/her registration at the conference. The applicant will be solely responsible for making all travel and accommodation bookings together with completing any entry requirements, such as obtaining a visa (if required) to attend the conference. Any travel costs should be reasonable such as travelling in economy for short-haul or economy/premium economy for long-haul flights.
10. The grant will be paid in a single payment to the successful applicant upon selection and following successful visa application (if required). In the event an invitation letter is required to support the successful applicant’s visa application, please contact the BMJ Global Health editorial office at email@example.com. 11. Following attendance at the conference, the successful applicant will submit to BMJ a short financial report outlining the breakdown of the grant monies spent, with accompanying receipts. Any unused funds remaining following attendance at the conference must be returned to BMJ by no later than 30 days after the end of the conference. 12. The successful applicant must inform BMJ as soon as possible of any changes to his/her eligibility to apply for the grant or any other information requested in his/her application between submission of his/her application and the dates of the conference. 13. In the event that the successful applicant is unable to attend the conference, he/she must notify BMJ as soon as possible by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The applicant will use his/her best efforts to obtain refunds in relation to all bookings he/she has made and to reimburse the same to BMJ together with returning all unspent monies to BMJ. 14. The applicant is solely responsible for ensuring he/she is not under any obligation which prevents him/her from applying for and for receiving the funds applied for and from attending the chosen conference. 15. Employees of BMJ Publishing Group Limited or any associated companies and immediate members of their families are not eligible to apply for the grant. 16. These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of England and Wales and any disputes in connection with these terms and conditions shall be governed exclusively by the courts of England and Wales. 17. In the event that any terms and condition(s) are deemed invalid, illegal or otherwise unenforceable, they shall be severed from these terms and conditions and the remaining clauses will remain in force.