RTMH Early Career Grants Programme for Global Health Professionals & Innovators 2024 ( Up to £5,000 Grant)

The RSTMH Early Career Grants Programme offers annual funding to early-career individuals worldwide for their initial research projects in the field of tropical medicine or global health.

RTMH Early Career Grants Programme

This long-standing grants programme, operating for over 40 years, has experienced considerable expansion. Since 2017, it has awarded over 800 grants in 66 countries. Projects encompassing a broad spectrum of research topics related to tropical medicine and global health are eligible for consideration. 


  • The highest amount that can be awarded through the RSTMH Early Career Grant is £5,000, which includes any applicable taxes on purchases.

Eligibility Criteria

  • If you are a researcher or early-career global health professional in the field of tropical medicine or global health, you have the eligibility to apply for a Grant.
  • Previous research funding exceeding £5,000 in your name will disqualify you from applying.
  • Applicants from any nationality and location are accepted.
  • The main goal of the program is to motivate the next generation of global health leaders, innovators, and professionals to undertake projects that can have a significant impact on global health.
  • The program acknowledges that some experienced professionals who are new to research may still qualify for an Early Career Grant.
  • All applications must be written in English.

Selection Criteria

The criteria for evaluating Early Career Grant applications are:

  • Early career status
  • Validity of the research question
  • The Quality of the project’s design and methodology
  • Feasibility of delivering the project outcomes
  • Accuracy and reasonableness of the budget
  • Impact of your research project
  • Value for money

How To Apply for RTMH Early Career Grants Programme – For Global Health Professionals & Innovators 2024

  • To apply, you need to use the online Grants submission platform, Submittable, where you can create an account and submit your application.
  • Your project should be completed within one year and must commence within 3 months of receiving funding.
  • Applicants must ensure that their referees submit references directly to Submittable before the deadline and adhere to the conditions of the Early Career Grant.

Visit the official website of the RTMH Early Career Grants Programme for additional information.

Application Deadline

April 22, 2024.

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