The International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) and the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) established their joint fellowship program in 2010 to foster international, peer-to-peer collaboration and the exchange of scientific knowledge and best practice. The program enables young investigators, from low and low-middle income countries outside of the region, to travel to Europe for multidisciplinary clinical and laboratory training.
In the formative stages of their careers, successful applicants are given the opportunity to extend their research experience; learn from experienced infectious disease specialists; and return home with knowledge and processes that will help them improve clinical practice in regions where it most needs strengthening. With this objective in mind, proposals that enhance the transfer of technologies to geographical areas where they are particularly needed are favored.
Two fellowships of up to US$7,500 and up to three months in duration are awarded annually.
ISID RESEARCH GRANTS
ISID’s research grants are one of the Society’s signature programs and are instrumental in fulfilling ISID’s commitment to funding researchers from countries which bear the greatest burden of infectious disease. To date over 175 grants have been awarded to infectious diseases researchers from 46 countries.
Up to eight grants of up to US$7,000 each will be awarded annually and are available to support the professional development of young investigators working in the field of human infectious diseases by funding pilot research projects to be carried out over the course of a year at the applicant’s institution. Due to a high volume of applications, ISID is now prioritizing low and lower-middle income countries.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Investigations of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis of infectious diseases
- The epidemiology and control of healthcare-acquired infections
- Modelling of cost effective interventions
- The implementation of Infection control measures in low and lower-middle income countries
- Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
Upon completion of their research, additional funding may also be available for recipients to attend an ISID event to present their findings, either at the International Congress on Infectious Diseases or the International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance.
The highest ranked research proposal will receive the Norman Stein Research Grant named in honor ISID’s Executive Director from 1986-2017.