Emerging Leaders Award

The purpose of this new award is to recognise significant contributions in leadership and service, including mentoring and other forms of capacity-building, to the fields of tropical medicine and global health.

This award is established specifically for the benefit of early-career investigators from and based in low and middle income countries. For the purpose of this award, we define ‘early career’ as a maximum of 10 years’ active employment post-training, discounting career breaks.

Only RSTMH Fellows (members) are eligible to nominate, be nominated for, or provide supporting statements for this award. Self-nomination, with a supporting statement from another RSTMH Fellow (member) is permitted

The award will comprise:

  • A £5,000 personal cash prize
  • A certificate
  • Access to mentorship through the RSTMH Board of Trustees and wider network
  • A platform to give a keynote speech at a RSTMH scientific meeting

The medal was last awarded in 2017.