Call for Concept Papers: Alan J. Magill Fellowship on Tropical Medicine 2018

Call for Concept Papers: Alan J. Magill Fellowship on Tropical Medicine 2018

Deadline: February 14, 2018

The Alan J. Magill Fellowship 2018 is now open for applications. 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.

Through a competitive process, the Fellowship will recognize outstanding work in tropical medicine research, clinical care or advocacy—all prominent roles in Alan Magill’s life— conducted by a Society member who lives in and is a citizen of a low/low-middle income country. While the award will recognize achievement in tropical medicine, it is not intended to extend current research or clinical activities; instead, it is designed to support careerbroadening experiences to enhance professional development and leadership opportunities beyond those traditionally available from within the applicant’s home organization—and in so doing, equip awardees to later assume leadership and mentoring roles in various aspects of tropical medicine.


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.


  • 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.
  • 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. X Applicant and mentor are responsible for planning the proposed Fellowship activity and securing agreement from participating/hosting institutions.

Selection Criteria

Concept Paper will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Does Concept Paper align with the goals of the Fellowship?
  • Potential of this Fellowship to influence the applicant’s career trajectory and leadership potential.
  • Excellence and promise of the proposed applicant and her/his work. — Viability of outlined concept — Practicality of outlined concept — Feasibility of outlined concept — Is the outlined concept realistic and achievable within the two-year timeframe?
  • Relevance of the outlined concept to the leadership qualities and experience of Alan Magill in the fields of tropical medicine research, clinical care or advocacy.
  • Excellence, experience and commitment of applicant’s mentor as identified in the supporting letter.
  • Commitment from the applicant, mentor and institution(s).
  • Is the role of the mentor appropriate given the outlined concept?


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.


  • Submission a Concept Paper HERE.
  • ASTMH Membership (Join Here)
  • Biographical Information
  • Letter of Support from Applicant’s Mentor Mentor’s CV

For more information, visit Alan J. Magill Fellowship.