Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Grant

The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) grants are awarded by RSTMH to
researchers – from any country, based anywhere – who are early in their career to undertake
research relevant to tropical medicine and global health. These grants are frequently awarded by
RSTMH in partnership with a number of organizations (which usually provide the grant funds).
The maximum amount that can be awarded to an individual researcher is £5000.
The grants are typically awarded to individual researchers as a career development support. For this
reason, the grant funds are paid directly into personal bank accounts (not institutional accounts).
The grant funds can only be used to fund the following expenditure:
▪ Field/laboratory work expenses, including those spent towards the purchase of
consumables, equipment and software.
▪ Personal allowances.
▪ Tuition/bench fees relevant to the project.
The grant funds cannot be spent on anything outside the above.
RSTMH-funded projects are expected to be completed within 12 months following the disbursement
of funds.
The link below provides more information about RSTMH grants, including what is meant by an early
career researcher.
RSTMH Grants Awarded to UNIZIK Staff
This year, two staff members, Mr Augustine Onwunduba and Rev Samuel Uzodinma, each received a
grant funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) through RSTMH.
Mr Augustine Onwunduba
Department: Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology
Project title: Assessing the Potential of C-Reactive Protein Testing to Reduce Antibiotic Dispensation
for Respiratory Tract Infections by Community Pharmacists in Awka.
Grant amount: £4,996.16.
Rev Samuel Uzodinma
Department: Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management
Project title: Impact of Pharmaceutical Care on Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Community
Pharmacy Setting: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial
Grant amount: £4,944.60.