Emerging Leaders Award

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2022 Emerging Leaders Award recipient: Dr Mian Muhammad Awais

The winner of the 2022 Emerging Leader Award is Dr Mian Muhammad Awais, who was nominated by Professor Dr Masood Akhtar. The award recognises significant contributions in leadership, mentoring and capacity building in those who are early in their careers.

Dr Awais is an Associate Professor of Parasitology at Department of Pathobiology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan. His research expertise encompasses different aspects of One Health at human-animal-environment interface.

“It’s a matter of great honour for me to receive the Emerging Leaders Award from RSTMH which has greatly enhanced my inspiration to work for the well-being of people living in poor socio-economic setups with more zeal and zest.”

Dr Mian Muhammad Awais

Eligibility and nominations

  • Nominations are annual
  • Nominees should be early career investigators from and based in low- and middle-income countries. For the purpose of this award, we define “early career” as a maximum of 10 years’ active employment post-training, discounting career breaks
  • Nominees will have made a significant contribution to leadership, including mentorship and capacity building of others
  • Nominations should come from RSTMH members and Fellows ONLY 
  • Nominees should be RSTMH members ONLY
  • Self-nomination, with a supporting statement from another RSTMH member or Fellow is permitted
  • Nominations must demonstrate a significant contribution in leadership and service, including mentorship and capacity building

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History and prize

The award was established in 2016 to recognise significant contributions in leadership and service, including mentoring and other forms of capacity building, to the fields of tropical medicine and global health.

The award comprises:

  • A £5,000 personal cash prize
  • A certificate
  • Access to mentorship through the RSTMH Board of Trustees and wider network
  • A platform to give a keynote speech at an RSTMH scientific meeting.