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.

As a respected Society at the heart of the tropical medicine and global health community, we connect people and organisations who work, or are interested in, these areas. We’re an independent organisation and have a unique role in convening diverse stakeholders from many sectors and disciplines.

We play a role in all stages of global health practice from initial research and development, publication and showcasing, implementation, debate, and impact.

Our work includes funding and disseminating multidisciplinary research through peer-reviewed journals and a calendar of meetings and events. We provide grants for UK and international research and travel scholarships, as well as awarding medals for excellence in practice and to recognise emerging talent.

Students and early career researchers or professionals are invited to compete for the opportunity to present their unpublished research through a poster or oral presentation at the RSTMH Research in Progress meeting. Research in Progress will be held on Wednesday 5 December 2018, in London, UK.   

Applicants are invited to compete for the opportunity to present their unpublished research on areas within tropical medicine or global health. 

RSTMH is particularly seeking abstracts from early career scientists and clinicians with a priority given to research that aligns with our thematic areas.

• 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 

Cash prizes will be awarded to the presenter of the best papers and the best posters. All prize-winners will be encouraged to submit a short communication to one of the RSTMH’s journals.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday 12 October midday GMT. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. We regret that due to the number of applications we expect to receive we are not able to provide detailed feedback to applicants who are unsuccessful. 

NB Applicants can only revive one grant or award from RSTMH in one financial year. 

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