Our small grants of up to £5,000 are 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. They are ideally for those who have not received funding in their own name before.

Our small grants programme runs every year, opening for applications in February and closing in April.

We work with partners including iTi and DHSC to maxmise the funding we can allocate. 

Small Grants 2020 applications are now open


Who is eligible?
Anyone in their early career (guidance provided below), from any nationality based anywhere in the world can apply.
BUT only RSTMH’s members can receive the grant – if successful, applicants who are not already members will be asked to join the Society.

What do you define as “early career”?
We would like to ensure as many early career researchers and professionals can apply for a small grant as possible, and we encourage people from a range of disciplines and sectors to get involved. With such a range of sectors we cannot easily define early career in terms of specific qualifications or roles.

We have therefore used guidance around the profile of applicant that may be suitable for a small grant. Applicants should meet this profile and should not have received funding for this field of study already.

The applicant’s supervisor must verify this as part of the reference and application process.

We expect candidates to be able to:

  • Carry out research under supervision,
  • Have the ambition to develop knowledge of research methodologies and discipline,
  • Have demonstrated a good understanding of a field of study,
  • Have demonstrated the ability to produce data under supervision,
  • Be capable of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas,
  • Explain the outcome of research and value thereof to research colleagues.

Read more about and apply for the Small Grants 2020 round here.