Since 1907, the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) has been dedicated to improving tropical medicine and global health. Through our network of members across the world, we facilitate research, share knowledge, guide lifelong careers and drive impact.

We provide grants for international research, hold meetings and events around the world and share multidisciplinary research through our peer-reviewed journals. We also award medals and prizes to our members for excellence in practice and to recognise emerging talent.

Our members are at all stages of their careers, working in many disciplines across a wide range of sectors. They are the heart of our organisation and we support them through the following:

  • Access to our peer-reviewed journal TransactionsThis title showcases authoritative and impactful peer-reviewed articles and reviews on all aspects of tropical medicine
  • Eligibility to be nominated for our prestigious medals and award
  • Discounted rates to RSTMH meetings (several of which are CPD accredited), as well as priority access to travel scholarships for our events
  • Eligibility to apply to our small grants programme for early career research
  • A 25% discount on thousands of Oxford University Press books
  • A 5% discount on open access fees for our journals International Health and Transactions
  • Eligibility to our Student Ambassador programme
  • The opportunity to shape the vision and governance of RSTMH and the sector by participating in our Annual General Meeting and voting for elected Trustees
  • A fortnightly newsletter that contains exclusive news and opportunities for our members
  • Opportunities to share knowledge and ideas as part of our mission to deliver impact in global health

“I am a global health researcher and my RSTMH membership has allowed me to keep in touch with wider developments in global health and tropical medicine, with the conferences and events of great educational value. 

I have also benefited greatly from being a previous recipient of an RSTMH research award, which has had a huge knock-on effect in terms of boosting my CV and creating networking opportunities within the WHO and other high-level international stakeholders." 

- RSTMH member Dr Michael Head is a Senior Research Fellow (Research Investments in Global Health study) at the University of Southampton


A one-year subscription costs £80 (£95 if you opt to receive Transactions in hard copy), discounted to £30 for those working in low- and middle-income countries, £40 for early careers, and £20 for students*. We also offer preferential rates for multi-year subscriptions.


Become a member today and be part of a network that saves lives and improves health around the world.



Low- and middle-income countries: For those receiving a local salary in countries that appear in groups A and B of the Hinari list (NB: Does not include India).

Students: For full-time registered students studying for a first or second degree, a first postdoctoral qualification or approved university diploma course of up to one year. 

Early careers: Open to anyone who gained a first or second degree, a postdoctoral qualification or approved university diploma course up to ten years ago, not including career breaks.

Further information about membership can be found on our FAQ page. For any further queries regarding RSTMH membership, or you wish to pay your subscription via invoice or bank transfer, please contact our Membership Manager Claire Coveney, on / +44 (0) 20 7405 2628.

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