In our effort to advance global health and travel medicine education, we award travel medicine scholarships and lectureship grants to healthcare practitioners from developing countries. The scholarships and lectureships are fully funded by generous donations from IAMAT members.
The IAMAT Scholarship Fund is the only one of its kind supporting doctors and nurses from low income areas – typically popular tourism destinations – to study and train in travel medicine abroad. This unique program provides scholars with the knowledge and practice to become certified practitioners in travel medicine. Upon graduation, scholars return to their home country to lend their expertise in travel medicine clinical best practices, improve patient care and local healthcare standards, teach their colleagues, and expand the network of IAMAT affiliated clinics around the world.
After their training abroad, our scholars return home to teach their colleagues and help us open more clinics for travellers. They apply their new knowledge and the latest healthcare practices in their clinics, benefiting travellers and local patients alike.
We have awarded 25 scholarships since the scholarship fund was created in 2002. Thanks to the generous donations from IAMAT members, doctors and nurses have had the opportunity to train at the University of Seattle, the Kaiser Permanente Honolulu Travel Clinic, Hainan Medical University, and with the South African Society of Travel Medicine.
Our scholars are now leaders in the field and have helped advance travel medicine in their country. Many have become directors of their clinics while others have introduced travel medicine in their practice. All this to help travellers and locals alike. We are very proud of our scholars and their ability to help you.
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We currently offer two travel medicine scholarships.
The IAMAT Violet Williams Travel Medicine Scholarship is awarded to one doctor or nurse from an African country. The scholar attends a five-day travel medicine course offered by the South African Society of Travel Medicine.
We are now accepting applications for 2016.
The IAMAT China Travel Medicine Scholarship is awarded to two doctors or nurses from China. Scholars attend a multi-week course in tropical medicine and global health at the University of Texas Medical Branch.
IAMAT members make a difference in the lives of our scholars and their patients. You can sponsor a scholar to make sure that more doctors and nurses from low income areas get the training they need to practice travel medicine.
Even if you're not travelling, you can contribute to the IAMAT Scholarship Fund to support a doctor or nurse dedicated to helping travellers and improving local health conditions.
We also sponsor the Dr. Vincenzo Marcolongo Memorial Lecture held at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTM&H) Annual Meetings. Since 1990, we are proud to provide lectureship grants to a distinguished scientist or doctor to present on topics of travel medicine and global health, with the goal of expanding knowledge and best practices in the field.
Last reviewed and updated: July 6, 2015