Travel Awards and Funding


We will begin accepting applications in early 2022.

Please note: To share equally among everyone in our tropmed community, only one ASTMH
(including the Subgroups) award, travel award, fellowships and/or medal will be awarded to a single recipient in a given year.

Those who receive an ASTMH-sponsored fellowship will not be eligible to receive any Subgroup research/travel awards or ASTMH Travel Awards.

Those who receive a Subgroup research/travel award are not eligible to receive an ASTMH-sponsored fellowship or ASTMH Travel Award.

ASTMH/BMGF Annual Meeting Travel Awards
Travel Awards are offered to qualified students, early career investigators and scientists actively working in the tropical medicine field to attend the Society’s Annual Meeting. Congratulations to our 2020 Annual Meeting Travel Award recipients!

2021 Annual Meeting 


ASTMH Young Investigator Awards
Eligibility requirements - Eligibility is limited to current student/post-doctoral members of ASTMH who had a primary role in various aspects of tropical disease research and experimentation. The applicants must be available to present their research during the Young Investigator Award competition held in the morning of the opening day of the Annual Meeting.

American Committee on Arthropod-Borne and Zoonotic Viruses (ACAV)
Student/Post-Doc Travel Awards

Eligibility Requirements - Eligibility is limited to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who are actively conducting arbovirus research. The award recipients will present their research either orally or as a poster during the Annual Meeting. Additionally award recipients will present “lightning talks” about their research as part of the ACAV Annual Business Meeting, which occurs during the ASTMH meeting.

American Committee on Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health - Clinical Group (ACCTMTH)
ACCTMTH Clinical Research Award

Eligibility Requirements - Eligibility is limited to students (within six months of completing undergraduate or master's level training, including medical undergraduate degrees) and post-doctoral fellows who are conducting clinically-oriented research with scientific clinical content. The applicants must be available to present their work during the award competition during the Annual Meeting.

American Committee of Medical Entomology (ACME)
ACME Young Investigator Travel Awards


ACME Young Investigator Travel Award - Graduate (Masters or Doctoral Career-Level in 2021)
Eligibility Requirements - Eligibility is limited to any graduate student who is currently conducting research that directly or indirectly involves arthropods of medical importance. The award recipient will present his/her research either orally or as a poster during the Annual Meeting.

ACME Young Investigator Travel Award - Post-Doctoral (Graduation to have occurred 2019-2021)
Eligibility requirements - Eligibility is limited to any post-doc who is currently conducting research that directly or indirectly involves arthropods of medical importance. The award recipient will present his/her research either orally or as a poster during the Annual Meeting.

ACME Young Investigator Travel Award - International (Country of primary institution must be non-US)
Eligibility requirements - Eligibility is limited to any international student who is currently conducting research that directly or indirectly involves arthropods of medical importance. The award recipient will present his/her research either orally or as a poster during the Annual Meeting.

American Committee of Molecular, Cellular and Immunoparasitology (ACMCIP)
Travel Award for Low and Low-Middle Income (LMIC) Trainees

Eligibility requirements - Eligibility is limited to a current ACMCIP student or trainee primarily living and working in a Low and Low-Middle Income Country (LMIC), not based full-time in a US or European research institute. The applicant must be a member of ACMCIP, and submit an abstract to the ASTMH Annual Meeting in the fields of molecular, cellular or immunoparasitology research.
To see ACMCIP non Annual Meeting related awards, click here.

ASTMH Committee on Global Health (ACGH)
Student/Post-Doc Travel Awards

Eligibility requirements - Eligibility is limited to graduate students, medical students, residents and post-doctoral fellows who are conducting global health research and actively participating in advocacy, program implementation or networking efforts for global health. The award recipients will present their research either orally or as a poster during the Annual Meeting.