2019 grants round

Our 2019 small grants programme is now closed.

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).

Small grant permitted use

Small grants can be used for the following expenditure:

  • Travel
  • Accommodation
  • Consumables
  • 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

Download the full conditions for our 2019 small grants

Trachoma small grants available 

RSTMH has partnered with ITI to support trachoma research as part of our small grants programme.

ITI have committed to funding four selected small grants of up to £5,000.

Same terms and conditions apply (see above).