One in three attendees at the ASTMH Annual Meeting is a trainee, and there are special membership trainee categories (individual and school-group) for Society membership and Annual Meeting registration. In addition, ASTMH is committed to fostering career development of global public health trainees and supports a number of career development fellowships including:
Funding and Fellowships Sponsored by ASTMH
Benjamin H. Kean Traveling Fellowship in Tropical Medicine
Burroughs Wellcome Fund/ASTMH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tropical Infectious Diseases
Robert E. Shope International Fellowship in Infectious Diseases
Centennial Travel Award in Basic Science Tropical Disease Research
ASTMH also distributes competitive Travel Awards to support attendance at the the Annual Meeting, as well as a Young Investigator Program and Awards, career development sessions, sessions on how to write manuscripts or grants and give presentations, and social events for trainees. ASTMH also provides a forum for trainees to meet and interact with leaders in the field and to identify and work with potential mentors.
ASTMH is committed not just to addressing issues of global disparity today but to fostering the career development of tomorrow's leaders in global health.