Application Deadline: February 1st, 2017.
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 early- to mid-career ASTMH members 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.
• 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.
• Early- to mid-career.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
1. Submission of a Concept Paper
The application process requires an initial submission of a concept paper. All submitted concept papers will be reviewed by the committee according to the published criteria. Upon
review, submissions determined by the committee to meet the criteria and best align with the life of example set by Alan Magill will be invited to submit a full proposal.
Concept paper must be a maximum of 3,500
characters (including spaces) and include:
• Brief summary of activities with approximate timelines.
• An overview of how the anticipated experiences gained through the Fellowship, as well as the working relationship with the mentor, will enhance career development in tropical medicine and facilitate transition to a career focused on the areas of research, clinical
care or advocacy.
• How the applicant will interact on a regular basis with the mentor.
• High-level overview of the expected costs to be incurred during the Fellowship period. Note: Up to 5% of the Fellowship can be used for indirect funds of the primary
institution/organization associated with the applicant.
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