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The RSTMH Smalls Grants Programme offers early career researchers and global health professionals based anywhere in the world the opportunity to apply for funding in a topic related to tropical medicine and global health.

To enable early career researchers and global health professionals based anywhere in the world to apply for funding on a topic related to tropical medicine and global health, either as stand-alone projects or distinct elements within a larger project. The aim of the programme is to further careers and to encourage the next generation of global health leaders and innovators by providing seed funding to explore their ideas.

The programme funds projects across the research spectrum, including lab-based, clinical, implementation and policy-related research. The aim of the programme is to develop the next generation of global health researchers by providing seed funding to enable them to generate preliminary data to secure follow-on grants and further their career.

Thematic areas

Applications focused on the thematic areas listed in RSTMH’s five-year strategy will be prioritized.

These are listed below:

  • Neglected tropical diseases, 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

We are also interested to see applications related to snakebite, mycetoma , skin NTDs and other deep mycoses, co-morbidity and NCDs, coronavirus and emerging diseases.

The maximum RSTMH small grant awarded is £5,000 (including VAT) and for up to one year in duration.

Timeline

  • Round open – 1 February 2021
  • Deadline date – 15 April 2021
  • Notification of outcome – August 2021

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