RSTMH Medals and Awards 2023 open for nominations
The RSTMH Medals and Awards recognise success in a variety of global health areas and for a range of career stages. Every year RSTMH gives out a number of medals and awards in recognition of excellence.
There are four awards open this year:
• Emerging Leaders Award
• Chalmers Medal
• George Macdonald Medal, in partnership with LSHTM
• Hemingway Award, in partnership with LSTM
We are delighted to launch our 2023 Medals and Awards for nominations. These Medals and Awards are a celebration of those who have made a significant contribution to different areas of global health and tropical medicine, and at a range of career stages.
“We would like to see a diverse range of nominations across all disease areas, locations and disciplines of our community, as well as across gender and nationality. We encourage you to nominate yourselves or your peers in global health.”
Tamar Ghosh, Chief Executive of RSTMH
Nominate or apply before 17:00 BST, 16 June 2022.
Also opening today is the Presidents’ Fund, which supports RSTMH members from low and low-to-middle-income countries in paying for their annual membership. Find out more here.
Emerging Leaders Award
The Emerging Leaders Award recognises significant contributions in leadership and service, including mentoring and other forms of capacity building, to the fields of tropical medicine and global health. It is specifically for those who are at the early stages of their careers.
It 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.
Read more about the Emerging Leaders Award, including eligibility and how to nominate, here.
The Chalmers Medal recognises researchers in tropical medicine or global health who demonstrate evidence of mentoring and professional development of junior investigators, and other forms of capacity building. The Medal is for those at the mid stage of their career.
The Chalmers Medal was established in 1921, following a donation from the widow of Dr Albert John Chalmers, MD, FRCS, DPH. Dr Chalmers was known for being ready with help and encouragement to those early in their careers.
Read more about the Chalmers Medal, including eligibility and how to nominate, here.
George Macdonald Medal
The George Macdonald Medal is a joint award between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and RSTMH. It is given every three years to recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals who have conducted research leading to significant improvements in health in the tropics. Nominees must have completed exceptional work in the field.
The George Macdonald Medal was first awarded in 1972 in honour of Dr George Macdonald, Professor of Tropical Hygiene at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Director of the Ross Institute, who died on 10 December 1967.
Read more about the George Macdonald Medal, including eligibility and how to nominate, here.
The Hemingway Award is a joint award between the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and RSTMH. It is given out once every two years to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of tropical medicine and hygiene by RSTMH Members and fellows and students, alumni, staff members of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
The award is named after Professor Janet Hemingway, a pioneer in the field of tropical medicine and hygiene and former RSTMH President, who made significant contributions to the development of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM).
Read more about the Hemingway Award, including eligibility and how to nominate, here.