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Fellows or members of RSTMH can nominate another fellow or member, or themselves, for the RSTMH Chalmers Medal 2019.  

The Medal is awarded to researchers who demonstrate evidence of mentoring and professional development of junior investigators, and other forms of capacity-building in line with Dr Chalmers’ own values. 

The Medal is awarded to those who obtained their last relevant qualification between 15 and 20 years ago, allowing for career breaks. There will also be a question on the application form for those who consider themselves as mid-career but who don’t fit this category so they can state their case.  

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 Monday 22 July, 17:00 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.