2017 Centennial Travel Award in Basic Science Tropical Disease Research funding announced

ASTMH is seeking applications from full-time postdoctoral fellows (PhD, MD degrees or the equivalent) with positions at U.S. or Canadian institutions for this international career opportunity focused on benefiting underserved populations around the world where the burden of disease is high.

This $25,000 award provides physicians or scientists the opportunity for field experience in combination with laboratory studies of parasitic, bacterial or viral infectious diseases in endemic low/low-middle income countries.

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ASTMH, the Centennial Travel Award was created to foster international collaboration in the basic science of tropical infectious diseases.


➤➤ Applicant must be a full-time post-doctoral fellow (with PhD or MD degree or the

equivalent) with a position at a U.S. or Canadian institution.

➤➤ Applicant must study a tropical infectious disease in one or more of the following

disciplines or related areas:

  • immunology
  • genetics
  • molecular biology
  • biochemistry
  • cell biology
  • entomology

➤➤ Co-mentors must be identified both at a U.S. or Canadian and an overseas institution. Each co-mentor must submit a letter of support that details locally available support, resources and availability for supervision (whether personally or by collaborating personnel).

➤➤ Sponsoring U.S. or Canadian and international institutions are responsible for assuring that the proposed studies are compliant with contemporary regulations, including those related to human subjects and biohazards.

➤➤ A minimum of six months must be spent at the overseas site.

➤➤ The project should be carried out in the year 2018.

➤➤ Preference will be given to:

  • ASTMH member-sponsored applications
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