Presidents’ Fund

The Presidents’ Fund aims to support RSTMH membership for three years for residents of low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) who are unable to renew their membership or join due to financial difficulties.

The Fund opens for applications each year in June. 

I am thrilled to be awarded the esteemed RSTMH Presidents' Fund! Being granted the RSTMH Presidents' Fund allows me to join a global community dedicated to saving lives and promoting equity in global health, particularly in neglected tropical diseases, which aligns perfectly with my research interests." Richelle W. Kihoro

2024 Eligibility and how to apply

The Presidents’ Fund is open for 2024 applications

  • Lapsed RSTMH members and Fellows who are unable to renew their membership due to financial difficulties, are encouraged to apply
  • Residents of low- or middle-income countries (LMICs) who have never been a member or Fellow of RSTMH are invited to apply
  • Four candidates per application period will be approved and will have their membership subscription paid for three years
  • Presidents’ Fund Awardees will be required to show their support and engagement for RSTMH at least once per annum during the three years of their paid membership. This will be through one or more of the following activities:
    • Writing a blog post or case study on how they have utilised their membership
    • Volunteering with the Society in some capacity
    • Showing proven initiative in helping to recruit new members
    • Attending at least one of our events and writing a blog about the event highlights.

Submit your application here 

If you have any queries, please contact Amelia Fincham (amelia [dot] fincham [at] rstmh [dot] org (subject: President%E2%80%99s%20Fund%20) )

Unfortunately, existing RSTMH members or Fellows at the time of the application period (26 June-16 Aug 2024) are unable to apply.