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Opportunity: Funding for research in travel medicine

Deadline: 31 January, 2017

The International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) offers a number of programs to help support and expand research in travel medicine. Each year, the Society supports research grants for cutting-edge research in the field. This year, the ISTM Executive Board has again increased the funding available for these awards to USD 90,000, and has added some special categories to support the Society Mission and the Presidential Goals.

The 2017-2018 Research Awards that will be granted include funding for:

  • proposals from investigators in resource-poor countries,
  • proposals highlighting digital communications,
  • ISTM Interest and Professional Group research; and,
  • general travel medicine projects. 

Our hope is that these grants will stimulate travel medicine research by supporting comprehensive research projects or, for larger projects, provide support for pilot studies to enable researchers to collect data or test hypotheses.

Award Requirements Include:

  • Research must be travel medicine or immigrant/refugee health oriented
  • Application and protocol proposal must be scientifically sound and must be in accordance with international ethical guidelines
  • There must be no conflicts of interest for any of the investigators who apply for research funding
  • Grant applicants must be ISTM members in good standing
  • Projects should be able to be realistically completed using ISTM grant funding alone.


All proposals received by the deadline will go through a blind, peer-review process. For detailed information on proposal criteria, scoring, and past recipients, please review the ISTM Research Awards web page here.

This call is for Research Award proposals to non-ISTM members who reside in countries identified by the World Bank as low income and low-middle income. ISTM is committed to foster and support research in areas of the world where opportunities are otherwise limited. To see which countries are included, the World Bank economic listing can be viewed here

If you have any questions please contact the ISTM Secretariat at

Written by Eunice Kilonzo, CARTA Communications Officer.

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