Call for Concept Paper- Alan J. Magill Fellowship Program

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American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) offers a variety of fellowships and awards for members, and in some instances, non-members.  To support the professional growth of early- and mid-career professionals, The Alan J. Magill Fellowship was created by the ASTMH Council in partnership with the  Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to honor the life, example and legacy of Alan J. Magill, MD, FASTMH, a widely recognized and respected leader in the global tropical medicine community.

The Alan J. Magill Fellowship was created by the ASTMH Council in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to honor the life, example and legacy of Alan J. Magill, MD, FASTMH, a widely recognized and respected leader in the global tropical medicine community. The Magill Fellowship will provide funding of $50,000 for a period of up to two years to one recipient to support mentorship, career and/or leadership development projects for ASTMH members in the early-to-middle stage of mid-career in low/low-middle income countries focusing on leadership development in tropical medicine. Magill Fellows will work closely with a mentor (ideally an ASTMH member) who will play a prominent role in the development and execution of the Fellow’s two-year plan of activities.

Fellowship At-A-Glance

  • One Fellowship annually of $50,000 for a period of up to two years to support a mentorship and career/leadership development project in tropical medicine research, clinical care or advocacy.
  • Available only to citizens and legal residents of low/low-middle income countries who are ASTMH members.
  • Applicants must be in the early to middle stage of their mid-career. The successful applicant will have experience in the workplace with clinical work and/or scientific investigations.
  • Applicants must identify a mentor for the proposed activities.
  • Notice of Fellowship award in Fall 2019.

Eligibility

  • Open only to ASTMH members who are citizens and legal residents of a low/low-middle income country as determined by the World Bank and WHO/Hinari. Not a member? Join here for $25.
  • Early-to-middle stage of mid-career. The successful applicant will have experience in the workplace with clinical work and/or scientific investigations.
  • A Master’s degree or higher is desired for applicants whose education has focused on advocacy and policy rather than scientific research or clinical care.
  • MD, MBBS, DDS, DVM or PhD-level degree. X Mentor required (member of ASTMH encouraged but not required). The mentor will help the applicant plan and carry out the proposed Fellowship activities. The mentor is not required to work at the same organization/institution as the applicant or to directly supervise the proposed Fellowship activity.
  • Applicant and mentor are responsible for planning the proposed Fellowship activity and securing agreement from participating/hosting institutions.

Application Process

  • Submission of a Concept Paper
  • Letter of Support from Applicant’s Mentor and Mentor’s CV
  • Biographical Information

Selection Criteria

The Fellowship recipient will embody the values represented by Alan Magill: rigorous academic excellence, intellectual curiosity and commitment to a common lofty goal that contributes to reducing the burden of tropical diseases on humankind. Magill Fellows will have an expectation of a long-term commitment to the global tropical medicine field demonstrated in part through continued active engagement with ASTMH, including sharing lessons learned and participating in Society events and activities.

Funding

  • The Fellowship is a $50,000 award designed to cover all related expenses during the two-year timeframe. These expenses include but are not limited to travel, stipend, health insurance, registration fees, hotel, visas, food and ground transportation. The Fellowship does not cover expenses such as entertainment.
  • The Fellowship allows for organizations/institutions to allocate up to 5% of Fellowship funds for indirect costs.

Application Deadline: March 11, 2019

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