Travel Awards

The Dr. Pauline Mwinzi Young Schistosomiasis Researchers’ Travel Award

To qualify for the Dr. Pauline Mwinzi Young Schistosomiasis Researchers’ Travel Award, you must be an African researcher working on schistosomiasis and aged 40 years and below. Email and copy for further information.

Dr. Pauline Mwinzi started her NTD research and public health career at  the Kenya Medical Research Institute, Center for Global Health Research in 1995.

As a young scientist working on Schistosomiasis under the mentorship of Drs. Diana Karanja, Evan Secor and Daniel Colley, Pauline received a lot of early career exposure to scientific meetings both locally and internationally, which helped mold her passion for elimination of NTDs.

Her appreciation of  this early exposure saw her place a lot of emphasis on exposing  the next young generation of researchers whom she mentored,  to conferences throughout her research career. This culminated in her co-founding the Kenyan-hosted NTD conference 13 years ago, and serving as the founding chair of the ARNTD until 2016.

Dr. Mwinzi continues with these efforts at the international level to ensure an empowered critical mass of scientists to support the NTD elimination agenda. This travel award creates opportunities for young African scientists, particularly those working on schistosomiasis, to gain early exposure to international discourse which will help shape their careers.