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.

Applicants are invited to compete for the opportunity to present their unpublished research on areas within tropical medicine and global health at the East African Research in Progress 2018 meeting, held 27-29 September, in Moshi, Tanzania. 

This meeting is designed specifically for early career investigators to present their unpublished research in progress to peers and senior experts in all fields of tropical medicine and global health. 

Abstracts submitted on the broad themes of tropical medicine and global health will be considered for oral AND poster presentations. 

The deadline is Tuesday 31 July, 12:00 (midday) BST (British Summer Time).

Early career researchers and professionals are invited to compete for the opportunity to present their research at the RSTMH Annual Meeting 2018, held 19-20 September, in London, UK. 

Abstracts submitted must meet the theme of the Annual Meeting "neglected tropical diseases and their intersections with non-communicable diseases and aspects of the sustainable development goals". Abstracts should focus on intersections that are not well-known or well understood, and that hinder progress in reducing or eliminating neglected tropical diseases. 

Abstracts selected will be invited to present an oral or poster presentation during the meeting. Some financial support is available to present at the meeting. There may be opportunities for abstracts that are considered strong to feature in a RSTMH journal.  

Applications will be assessed from now until Friday 3 August, 12:00 (midday) BST (British Summer Time). Awards will be made as they are selected. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. 

Researchers, clinicians and professionals working in tropical medicine or global health are invited to apply to receive a travel scholarship to attend the RSTMH Annual Meeting 2018, held 19-20 September, in London, UK.

Priority will be given to 

- members and fellows of RSTMH based outside of the UK

- those early in their careers 

- those from a low or middle income country, who have few alternative sources of funding

The maximum value of a travel scholarship is £1,000 and can cover economy travel, visas, accommodation and registration fees. RSTMH may make travel and accommodation arrangements directly. 

Applications will be assessed from now until Friday 3 August, 12:00 (midday) BST (British Summer Time). Awards will be made as they are selected. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. 

Members and fellows of RSTMH can nominate another member or fellow, or themselves, for the RSTMH Emerging Leaders Award 2018. This award was established specifically for early-career professionals or researchers from, and based in, low and middle income countries.  

The purpose of the Award is to recognise significant contributions in leadership and service, including mentorship and other forms of capacity-building, to the fields of tropical medicine and global health.  

For the purpose of this award we define early career as a maximum of 10 years active employment post-training, discounting career breaks. 

The award will comprise

- A £5,000 personal cash award

- A certificate

- Access to mentorship through the RSTMH Board of Trustees and wider network

- A platform to make a keynote speech at a RSTMH meeting


Self-nominations must be accompanied by a supporting statement from an RSTMH member or fellow.

Deadline for submissions Friday 3 August, 12:00 (midday) BST (British Summer Time). Complete submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. Self-nominations without a supporting statement by the deadline will not be considered. 

Fellows and members of RSTMH are invited to nominate an RSTMH fellow or member to be awarded the Donald Mackay Medal 2018.  This medal is jointly held by the RSTMH and the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH). It is given out annually, in alternating years by RSTMH and ASTMH, and in 2018 this honour falls to RSTMH. 

Dr Donald Mackay, who was Deputy Director of the Ross Institute at the London School of Hygiene and tropical Medicine, died in 1981, after many years of outstanding work in tropical occupationl health, especially on the tea plantations of South Asia. He was an outstanding physician, brilliant teacher, and man of the greatest integrity and commitment.   

The Medal is for outstanding work in tropical health, especially relating to improvements in the health of rural or urban workers in the tropics. Preference is given to suitable medically qualified candidates, but those in other disciplines are eligible. 

 Deadline for submissions is Friday 3 August, 12:00 (midday) BST (British Summer Time). Complete submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. 

Fellows or members of RSTMH can nominate another fellow or member, or themselves, for the RSTMH Chalmers Medal 2018.  The Medal is awarded to researchers aged 46 or under, who demonstrate evidence of mentoring and professional development of junior investigators, and other forms of capacity-building in line with Dr Chalmers’ own values. He took a great interest in the work of younger researchers, and was always ready with help and encouragement

Dr Albert John Chalmers MD, FRCS, DPH was born in Manchester in 1870 and began his distinguished tropical career in Ghana where he worked from 1897 to 1901. He spent the following ten years in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) before becoming a Holt Fellow of University College, Liverpool. From 1913 to 1920 he was Director of the Wellcome Research Laboratories in the Sudan. 

Only RSTMH fellows or members are eligible to nominate and be nominated for this award. Self-nominations must be accompanied by a supporting statement from an RSTMH fellow or member.

Deadline for submissions is Friday 3 August, 12:00 (midday) BST (British Summer Time). Complete submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. Self-nominations without a supporting statement by the deadline will not be considered. 

Fellows and members of RSTMH are invited to nominate an RSTMH fellow or member to be awarded the Sir Rickard Christophers Medal 2018.  This Medal is awarded triennially for work in tropical medicine and hygiene in its broadest sense and in particular for practical and field applications.  

Sir Rickard Christophers died in 1978, aged 104, after a lifetime spent in the relentless and inspired pursuit of knowledge. From 1898, when he was appointed member of the Malaria Commission of the Royal Society, through the next period of 30 years in India and the following 30 years of work in London and Cambridge, Sir Rickard's contribution to many branches of medical and other sciences was immense. 

The impact of his studies on malariology and entomology was deep and lasting; his fundamental investigations of the pathology, immunology, epidemiology and control of insect-borne diseases made him a true "compleat scientist" of our age. 

The Medal is for outstanding work in tropical medicine and hygiene in its broadest sense, and in particular for practical and field applications.

Deadline for submissions is Friday 3 August, 12:00 (midday) BST (British Summer Time). Complete submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. 

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