Awards, Honors and Scholarships
Society-Level Awards and Medals
Clara Southmayd Ludlow Medal
The first Society-level medal to be named after a female icon in tropical medicine, the Clara Southmayd Ludlow Medal recognizes honorees for their inspirational and pioneering spirit, whose work represents success despite obstacles and advances the field of tropical medicine.
The goal of the award is to recognize content that enhances the public's understanding and appreciation of tropical medicine research, clinical practice and/or policy. Entries are judged on scientific accuracy, initiative, originality, clarity of interpretation and value in fostering a better understanding of the field of tropical medicine by non-science audiences.
Bailey K. Ashford Medal
The Bailey K. Ashford Medal is awarded for distinguished work in tropical medicine to a worker in his or her early or mid-career.
Ben Kean Medal
To recognize a clinician or educator whose dedication to clinical tropical medicine and impact on the training of students, fellows and/or practitioners of tropical medicine is in keeping with the tradition established by Dr. Kean.
Joseph Augustin LePrince Medal
In recognition of outstanding work in the field of malariology.
Donald Mackay Medal
For outstanding work in tropical health, especially relating to improvements in the health of rural or urban workers in the tropics. Preference is given to medically qualified individuals.
Walter Reed Medal
To recognize distinguished accomplishment in the field of tropical medicine.
Honorary International Fellow of ASTMH
The category of Honorary International Fellow of ASTMH formally recognizes up to five individuals who have made eminent contributions to a particular aspect of tropical medicine or hygiene. Nominations are limited to non-U.S. citizens. The individuals recognized by the Council as meeting this exceptional standard are publicly acknowledged at the Annual Meeting.
Elsevier Clinical Research Award
Recognizes excellence in clinical research presented by a student or graduate student at the Annual Meeting.
Young Investigator Award
To recognize the work of young investigators and to encourage developing scientists to pursue careers in various aspects of tropical disease research.
ASTMH/BMGF Annual Meeting Travel Awards
To support Annual Meeting travel of selected students and young investigators from the United States and globally.
ASTMH Subgroup-Sponsored Awards and Medal
Dalrymple/Young Award (ACAV)
Presented to a mid-career investigator who has made an outstanding contribution to arbovirology.
Richard M. Taylor Award (ACAV)
Recognizes outstanding contributions to arbovirology throughout a career.
Harry Hoogstraal Medal (ACME)
Recognizes outstanding achievement in medical entomology.
Scherer/Hardy Award (ACAV)
Presented to an outstanding graduate either before graduation or up to three years post-graduation.
ACMCIP Award for Advanced Training
To encourage trainees to explore new parasitological systems, gain hands-on skills in working with parasites and their hosts and obtain advances knowledge in cutting-edge research topics and technologies.
ACMCIP's William Trager Award for Basic Parasitology
Recognizes a fundamental breakthrough in molecular, cellular or immunoparasitology.
ACME Breakthroughs in Medical Entomology Award
This award is designed to encourage and acknowledge significant advances in the field by investigators at any career stage.
ACME Future Leaders Fellowship in International Medical Entomology
Competitive award offered to an outstanding junior medical entomology researcher to showcase individuals that have matched interestes to ACME's objectives of promoting medical entomology and reducing the burden of human diseases transmitted by arthropods globally.
Named Invited Lectures at the Annual Meeting
Charles F. Craig Lecture
Presented in alternate years at the ASTMH Annual Meeting by a distinguished worker in the field of tropical medicine.
Fred L. Soper Lecture
Presented in alternate years at the ASTMH Annual Meeting by a distinguished scientist involved in studies related to environmental control and preventive medicine in the tropics.
Presented annually by an invited senior researcher resident in the tropics.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund-ASTMH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tropical Infectious Diseases
Provides research support for individuals enrolled in infectious disease fellowship programs who will spend a portion of their time working on research in a tropical or developing area.
Gorgas Memorial Institute Research Award
(1993-2014) This award is no longer available.
Designed to enhance and facilitate the development of scientific linkages between Panama, nationas of Central America and the Caribbean Islands, and the United States and Canada through support of short-term travel for young research investigators from these regions.
Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine
This fellowship is designed to support medical students involved in clinical or research electives in tropical areas.
Robert E. Shope International Fellowship in Infectious Diseases
This award provides support for a short-term research experience in the tropics in the area of arbovirology and/or emerging diseases.
Centennial Travel Award in Basic Science Tropical Disease Research
This award provides support for a short-term research experience in the tropics.
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