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Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene – 2018 grants round: EXTENDED APPLICATION DATE

The small grants programme of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene is currently open for submissions.

The deadline for submissions is currently open until 12:00 GMT on Monday 9 April – click here for full conditions and online application form.

This annual programme provides seed funds of up to £5,000 to early career researchers and professionals from any country. The funds should help people pursue research in tropical medicine and global health, particularly at seed or proof of concept stage.

Our members and past small grants applicants tell us that accessing grants at this level is quite rare and extremely helpful in ensuring very early concepts and ideas can be explored.

Purpose of small grants

To enable early career researchers and global health professionals in the field of tropical medicine or global health to undertake clinical or scientific research or fieldwork, as stand-alone projects or distinct elements within a larger project.

Small grant value and timescale

The maximum RSTMH small grant awarded is £5,000 (including VAT).


Applications for small grants open on Friday 2 February 2018 and close on Monday 9 April at 12:00 GMT, with disbursements from June 2018.

Small grant permitted use

Small grants can be used for the following expenditure:

Field expenses, including salaries or per diems
Field transport
Items of equipment or software
Thematic priorities

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