RSTMH small grants for snakebite


  • Ms Tamar Ghosh

    Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, United Kingdom

Project summary

For Wellcome Trust to contribute to the established RSTMH small grants programme to enable those early in their careers to conduct small research projects into the topic of snakebite. Our small grants are awards of up to £5,000 including VAT and available to those early in their careers who are working in a field relevant to tropical medicine or global health e.g. doctors, nurses, academic researchers, NGO workers, health economists, social scientists. These grants typically represent the very first time someone has received funding in their own name, the first application form they have written, and the first time they have managed their own project,including a budget and reporting. The grant process is designed to be as straightforward as possible, for many applicants English is not often their first language. The application is made through our online portal and 2 referees, including their supervisor, must be provided. Snakebite is a topic of great importance to RSTMH given its high levels of death and disability. Though funding has increased in the topic there is a need to encourage early career interest and we feel the small grants present a way to do this, which is easy for Wellcome to benefit from.