BMJ Global Health Grant 2019

In support of early career researchers working in the field of global health from low-income and lower-middle-income countries, BMJ is offering the BMJ Global Health Grant to one successful applicant.

You may apply for up to £5,000 to support your attendance at the 11th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health which takes place on 16-20 September 2019 in Liverpool, UK. The grant will be used to cover your costs of attending the conference, including the event registration fee, return travel and accommodation costs, visa application fee and subsistence for the days on which the conference is held.

We are accepting applications for the BMJ Global Health Grant 2019 from 09:00 GMT on 14 December 2018. Applications must be submitted by 17:00 BST on 31 March 2019.

Eligibility criteria

In order to apply for the grant you must, at the time of application, be:

1. An early career researcher, within 10 years of completing your PhD or equivalent professional qualification or training (working in healthcare, academia or industry), undertaking research in global health; and
2. A national of a low-income or lower-middle-income country in accordance with the current World Bank classification. If you have a dual nationality of which one is not of a low-income or lower-middle-income country, you may not apply for this grant.

In order to apply, you must fulfil both 1 and 2 above. We will request a letter of support from your department or institution confirming your current role as part of the application.

How to apply

To apply, please read the terms and conditions carefully and submit your completed application and institutional letter of support to us by email (info.bmigh@bmj.com) with the subject line ‘BMJ Global Heath Grant application’.

BMJ Global Health Grant 2019 Application Form

All applications must be submitted by 17:00 BST on 31 March 2019. Any applications made after this time will not be considered.

The successful applicant will be notified by 17:00 BST on 30 April 2019.

Criteria for selection

The grant will be awarded to the applicant whose abstract describes the most original methodological contribution to the field of global health and whose summary demonstrates the greatest importance
and potential impact in advancing the field.

Contact and further information

BMJ Global Health Editorial Office
BMJ Publishing Group Limited
BMA House
Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9JR, UK
Email: info.bmjgh@bmj.com

BMJ Global Health Grant Terms and Conditions

Please read these carefully before starting your application.

1. Applicants may apply for a maximum of £5,000 to cover the applicant’s conference registration fee, return travel and accommodation costs, visa application fee and subsistence for the days on which the conference is held.

2. Applicants may only apply once for the grant and for only one grant from BMJ in one calendar
year.

3. A grant is available for early career researchers within 10 years of completing their PhD or equivalent professional qualification or training (working in healthcare, academia or industry) undertaking research in global health and who are nationals of low-income or lower-middle-income countries in accordance with the World Bank classification  as at the date of application.

4. Applicants must submit an abstract (maximum 500 words) describing an original research project and its relevance to global health. The work may be published already in a peer-reviewed journal, or be unpublished. The abstract should be accompanied by a statement (maximum 500 words) in which the applicant describes the impact of their work and why it warrants the award. All entries must be submitted in English.

5. Applicants will be asked to provide a letter from the applicant’s department or institution confirming the applicant’s current role as part of his/her application.

6. The grant will be awarded to the applicant whose abstract describes the most original methodological contribution to the field of global health; and whose summary demonstrates the greatest importance and potential impact in advancing the field.

7. BMJ will notify the successful applicant via email to the email address submitted in the application form by no later than 30 April 2019.

8. Within 14 days of notification, the successful applicant is required to email confirmation of his/her acceptance of the grant. In the event that the successful applicant does not provide the required confirmation within 14 days, an alternative applicant may be chosen for the grant.

9. Following receipt of confirmation in accordance with clause 8, BMJ will liaise with the successful
applicant regarding attendance at the conference and book his/her registration at the conference. The applicant will be solely responsible for making all travel and accommodation bookings together with completing any entry requirements, such as obtaining a visa (if required) to attend the conference. Any travel costs should be reasonable such as travelling in economy for short-haul or economy/premium economy for long-haul flights.

10. The grant will be paid in a single payment to the successful applicant upon selection and following successful visa application (if required). In the event an invitation letter is required to support the successful applicant’s visa application, please contact the BMJ Global Health editorial office at info.bmjgh@bmj.com.

11. Following attendance at the conference, the successful applicant will submit to BMJ a short financial report outlining the breakdown of the grant monies spent, with accompanying receipts. Any unused funds remaining following attendance at the conference must be returned to BMJ by no later than 30 days after the end of the conference.

12. The successful applicant must inform BMJ as soon as possible of any changes to his/her eligibility to apply for the grant or any other information requested in his/her application between submission of his/her application and the dates of the conference (16-20 September 2019).

13. In the event that the successful applicant is unable to attend the conference, he/she must notify
BMJ as soon as possible by email to info.bmjgh@bmj.com. The applicant will use his/her best efforts to obtain refunds in relation to all bookings he/she has made and to reimburse the same to BMJ together with returning all unspent monies to BMJ.

14. The applicant is solely responsible for ensuring he/she is not under any obligation which prevents him/her from applying for and for receiving the funds applied for and from attending the conference taking place 16-20 September 2019 in Liverpool, UK.

15. Employees of BMJ Publishing Group Limited or any associated companies and immediate members of their families are not eligible to apply for the grant.

16. These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of England and Wales and any disputes in connection with these terms and conditions shall be governed exclusively by the courts of England and Wales.

17. In the event that any terms and condition(s) are deemed invalid, illegal or otherwise unenforceable, they shall be severed from these terms and conditions and the remaining clauses will remain in force.