The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene has established a fellowship to memorialize Robert E. Shope,
M.D., a past president and beloved member of the Society. The intent of the Robert E. Shope International Fellowship in
Infectious Diseases is to provide international training opportunities in arbovirology and emerging diseases for those with
an M.D., D.V.M., Ph.D. or related doctoral degree.
Individuals with doctoral-level degrees who seek fellowship funding to support travel, living and research
expenses to work in laboratories in the tropics to pursue studies in arbovirology and/or emerging tropical
The award recipient will be selected by the Robert E. Shope International Fellowship committee and will provide $25,000
to help defray travel costs, living expenses and/or research abroad. The Robert Shope Fellowship recipient will be
required to prepare a report describing his or her experiences, with the potential to be invited to make a presentation at
the society's annual meeting.
Full-time post-doctoral fellows (Ph.D., D.V.M., M.D. degrees or the equivalent) with positions at North American
institutions who study any tropical infectious disease in arbovirology and/or emerging tropical infectious diseases. Comentors
must be identified both at a North American institution and at an international institution or site. Sponsoring North
American institutions are responsible for assuring that the proposed studies are compliant with contemporary regulations,
including those related to human subjects and pathogens. A one-page research plan should be submitted. Applicants
should be sponsored by an ASTMH member.
Applicants will be selected based on academic credentials, recommendations, quality of the research proposal, feasibility
of completing the project, potential for enhancing international collaborative possibilities, and demonstration of serious
interest in continuing to pursue international research in tropical infectious diseases in the future.
Deadline #1: 5/1/2012
ASTMH Robert E. Shope International Fellowship Committee
Graduate, Health Professional, Infectious Disease, May, Travel Grant, Tropical Medicine, Year Off Programs