RSTMH Early Careers Grants 2022 is now open for applictions

04 Feb 2022

Application Deadline 29 April 2022 - Apply Here

The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Early Career Grants Programme 2022 is open for applications from early career researchers and global health professionals based anywhere in the world, who have not had research funding in their own name before.

Applicants can apply for a grant of up to £5,000 (GBP) to deliver a project over one year. The projects can be on any topic related to tropical medicine and global health, from across the research spectrum of lab, translation, implementation and policy.

Applications can be on any area of tropical medicine or global health.

RSTMH’s thematic priorities in its current strategy, plus other areas of health that are less well known are encouraged.

These are listed below:

  • Neglected tropical diseases, with a particular focus on their overlap with Non-Communicable Diseases and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Malaria, with a particular focus on drug resistance
  • One Health and wider planetary health. The consideration of human health alongside animal health and the environment, in the context of social, economic and political factors
  • Topical issues including, but not limited to, emerging diseases 
  • Drug resistant infections
  • Snakebite
  • Mycetoma and other skin NTDs 
  • Co-morbidity and NCDs
  • Coronavirus
  • Climate change

RSTMH ran a webinar about the Early Career Grant application process on 24 February at 13:30 - 14:30 (GMT). Watch the recording here

For more information and to apply, visit the RSTMH Early Careers Grants page

Over the years, RSTMH has funded some fantastic early career research on schistosomiasis:

2019 awardees

  • Adjoa Boak - Schistosomiasis in Ghana, Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Basic and Biomedical Sciences, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana 
  • Alemayehu Assefa Amaya - Schistosoma mansoni in Ethiopia, Assosa University, Ethiopia 
  • Billystrom Jivetti - Schistosomiasis in Kenya, Center for Geospatial and Population Studies, University of New Mexico, United States of America 
  • Elias Asuming-Brempong - Schistosomiasis in Ghana, Ghana Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Water Research Institute, Ghana 

2020 awardees

  • Cynthia Umunnakwe - Use of traditional African games for the delivery of health education for the control of schistosomiasis, Sightsavers, Nigeria
  • Esther Priscilla Biamah Danquah - Burden of schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminths, Ghana Health Service, Ghana
  • Hammed Mogaji - Mapping the co-distribution patterns and risk factors for schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminthiasis, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria
  • Kpongbo Etienne Angora - Molecular characterisation of Schistosoma mansoni among schoolchildren in Côte d’Ivoire, University of Felix Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d'Ivoire/France
  • Nkemngo Francis Nongley - Assessment of the impact of malaria and schistosomiasis co-infection on the performance of a malaria rapid-diagnostic-test, Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases, Cameroon
  • Steven Ndugwa Kabwama - Risk Factors for Non Communicable Diseases among Adults in a District with a High Prevalence of Schistosomiasis, Uganda Public Health Fellowship Program, Uganda
  • Vivian Mushi - Influence of water, sanitation and hygiene on persistent transmission of urogenital schistosomiasis in children, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania

2021 awardees

  • Abiodun Wahab - Integrated One Health Research on Schistosomiasis in Ogun State, Nigeria
  • Adedotun Ayodeji Bayegun - Molecular epidemiology and characterization of human and animal schistosomiasis in a putative hybrid zones in Ogun state, Nigeria
  • Ben Lukubye - Epidemiological survey for Schistosoma hybrids and praziquantel efficacy in children in Lango sub region, Uganda
  • Emmanuel Donkoh – Acceptability and feasibility of genital self-sampling for the diagnosis of female genital schistosomiasis in hard-to-reach communities
  • Emmanuelle Simo Yimgoua - Comorbidity schistosomiasis-binge drinking: prevalence in a schistosomiasis mansoni hotspot and impact of praziquantel treatment
  • Estelle Mewamba Mezajou - Identification of human genetic determinants associated to high burden of Schistosoma mansoni in Cameroon: epidemiological implications
  • Jeannot Zinsou - Three years impact of drinking water supply on Schistosoma haematobium burden in Ngoudoufouala, a rural area of Gabon
  • Jesca Nantume – Evaluating equitable access to Health services for schistosomiasis in community based health centers; A cross sectional study in Mayuge and Kalungu district in Uganda
  • Manase Kilonzi – Use of praziquantel in treatment and prevention of maternal schistosomiasis in Lake zone Tanzania
  • Maria Zinga - Prevalence of Female Genital Schistosomiasis among women screening for Human Papiloma Virus
  • Marie Jeannine Solonirina - Describing potential routes for the transmission of schistosomiasis among preschool aged children in rural Madagascar - RTSPSAC
  • Oladimeji Alabi - Mapping of Schistosomiasis, Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis and Anaemia among preschool-age children in two most endemic departments in Benin
  • Vincent Gyang – Female Genital Schistosomiasis: Association with cervical cancer in Nigeria
  • Wende Clarence Safari – revisiting the study design for schistosomiasis infection and HIV viral load in Tanzania: what potential shortcomings can we improve? 




Research Female Genital Schistosomiasis