Get involved

No matter where you are based, your career stage or what discipline you work in, you can be part of a worldwide community working in tropical medicine and global health, in which every person can make a difference and gain knowledge and experience.

As well as becoming a member, submitting your work to our journals, applying for funding and attending our events, there are lots of other ways you can get involved with the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 

Become a Student Ambassador

Our Student Ambassador programme gives students the opportunity to act as a voice for their fellow peers.

We are always looking for bright, inspiring young people to help bridge the gap between students, institutions and the Society.

Are you a student interested in finding out how you could help guide our activities, strategy and impact?

Find out more about becoming a Student Ambassador.

Become a Country Ambassador

Our Country Ambassadors ensure that researchers and professionals based across the world know about how we can support their careers; from providing small grants and travel scholarships to helping them to get published, or speak at one of our international events.

They also help inform and influence our work at strategic level and in our day-to-day activities through their advice.

Are you a prominent expert in tropical medicine and global health in your country?

Get in touch and help us to strengthen our network where you are.

Join our team of Global Assessors

Global Assessors are RSTMH’s team of experts from a range of disciplines, who help by assessing small grant applications, as well as abstract submissions and travel scholarship applications for meetings and events.

Offering some of your time as a Global Assessor provides a unique opportunity to help those starting out in their careers in tropical medicine and global health to access funding, scholarships and present their work to the community, maybe for the first time.

Are you a senior professional in tropical medicine and global health? Do you have an eye for detail?

Find out more about joining our team of Global Assessors.

Be part of our Board of Trustees

All RSTMH members are eligible to put themselves forward to be elected to the RSTMH Board of Trustees.

Are you interested in being part of the team that governs the Society and sets its strategic direction?

Find out more about the group of experts that makes up our Board.

Work or volunteer with the RSTMH team

Support the RSTMH team and the work we do by volunteering with us. Keep an eye out for all the latest vacancies and volunteering opportunities. These are updated regularly and are suited to a wide range of skills and time commitments.

If you are looking for global work opportunities in the field of tropical medicine and global health, visit RSTMH’s grow website for all the latest jobs, as well as voluntary and research placements in the sector.

Review papers for our scientific journals

Simply sign up and wait for papers to review.

If you are interested, emma [dot] williams [at] rstmh [dot] org (please email our Managing Editor), with a list of your most recent publications.

Sign up to our newsletter

We send out our e-newsletter every two weeks with all the latest updates on our events, journals, members and the world of tropical medicine and global health.

Sign up for information on our work and news from the global community.

Engage with us on social media

The more people know about us, the more people we can help.

Please follow us on social media and like and share our content – we share regular information on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

And if you see something you think we should be posting about or be involved in, sarah [dot] marzouk [at] rstmh [dot] org (please let us know).