Grant partners 2022

We are delighted to announce our partners for the 2022 Early Career Grants Programme (formely known as the Small Grant Programme). 

As in previous years, we are pleased that partners have provided support for our grants programme to enable us to fund as many early career researchers and professionals as possible.

National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR)

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), the research function of the UK Department of Health and Social Care, will fund, using UK aid, around 150 Early Career Grants in 2022.

NIHR seeks to fund applied high-quality global health research that directly addresses the diverse health needs of people in low- and middle-income countries.

Through RSTMH, NIHR aims to support early career researchers in LMICs to undertake applied scientific research or fieldwork in global health. 

We're pleased to announce that the NIHR Global Health Research programme is partnering for a fourth year running with the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene on their Early Career Grants programme. 

"RSTMH continues to be catalytic for many early career researchers careers, which makes this partnership a key strand of NIHR’s work to develop career pathways in global health research. This year we're increasing our funding contribution to ensure more high quality applicants have the opportunity to develop skills to tackle global health research challenges.”

Dr Val Snewin, Head of Global Health Research Partnerships at the Department of Health and Social Care

Wellcome Trust

As part of a three year partnership, Wellcome seeks to fund snakebite envenoming research in low- and middle-income countries.

Wellcome will be funding up to 10 awards in 2022. Successful awardees will be subject to Wellcome’s and RSTMH’s terms and conditions.

"Despite increased global momentum in recent years, snakebite envenoming continues to be responsible for enormous death and disability on every continent. Global funding continues to be limited, and following the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic we believe it's more important than ever to support researchers across career stages, and the world, to better understand and address this neglected disease.
"We are proud to announce the next phase of our multi-year partnership with RSTMH and their Early Career Grants programme, and hope to build on the success of our 2021 collaboration.
"We will continue working with RSTMH until 2023, offering these exciting and important opportunities to help kick-start research careers and build a sustainable pipeline of research talent to reduce the global burden of snakebite."

Dr Diogo Martins, Policy & Advocacy Lead, Wellcome Trust

International Trachoma Initiative

The International Trachoma Initiative (ITI) have agreed to fund up to six grants in 2022. This funding will go to research projects on trachoma. 

“ITI fervently maintains that the best way to encourage the next generation of young professionals into a career in Public Health in developing countries is empathy with those at risk, and that the best way to cultivate empathy is early hands-on exposure and direct engagement with those at risk of the diseases we seek to eliminate. 

"The RSTMH Early Career Grants have been instrumental in helping many junior professionals acquire these fundamental experiences and ITI is proud to be a sponsor and partner in this vital program.”

Dr Paul Emerson, Director of the International Trachoma Initiative


International Alliance for the Control of Scabies


The International Alliance for the Control of Scabies (IACS) will be funding one grant this year on research on scabies and/or on tackling the scabies research priorities.

“IACS is delighted to be supporting an RSTMH Early Career Grant and proving an opportunity for emerging researchers to conduct research on scabies.”

Michael Marks, Vice Chair IACS

Journal of Comparative Pathology Educational Trust

The Journal of Comparative Pathology Educational Trust is funding one RSTMH Early Career Grant in 2022. They are welcoming applications from veterinarians in the field of One Health, comparative pathology, zoonoses, or transboundary or emerging diseases. There is a hope that the successful applicant would write an article for the Journal of Comparative Pathology.

“The JCPET is very pleased to continue its aim of promoting the discipline of veterinary pathology internationally by partnering with the 2022 RSTMH Early Career Grants Programme.”

JCP Editorial Board

The Hamish Ogston Foundation

The Vinehill Trust (formely the Hamish Ogston Foundation) will be funding 20 grants of £5,000 each, for early career health professionals wishing to embark upon a scientific project in Tropical Medicine and Global Health.

The grants are being awarded as part of the Hamish Ogston Foundation Platinum Jubilee Grants for early career health professionals.

The Hamish Ogston Foundation is proud to work to eliminate disparities in both access to medical treatment and health awareness around the world. These Platinum Jubilee early career grants provide opportunity for the next generation of health professionals to gain invaluable experience in the research methods that they need to progress their careers dedicated mostly to the rural poor who do not have immediate access to medical diagnosis and treatment.”

Dr Michael Vaughan, Health Project Director at the Hamish Ogston Foundation