PIDS Awards

The PIDS Foundation is pleased to offer fellowship and research awards to fellows and faculty annually. The goal of the PIDS award program is to increase the pool of highly trained pediatric infectious disease clinical scientists and to stimulate scholarly basic, translational, and clinical research in areas pertinent to Pediatric Infectious Diseases including innovative research to improve or develop new vaccines and immunotherapeutics for children. View the list below of awards offered.

Research and Fellowship Awards

Stanley and Susan Plotkin and Sanofi Pasteur Fellowship Award

Established through the generosity of Stanley and Susan Plotkin, this fellowship award supports outstanding basic, translational, or clinical research in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. The two-year grants are available for PID fellows-in-training enrolled in certified US and Canadian programs. The award provides $50,000 in total costs per year for 2 years, with the 2nd year of support dependent upon satisfactory research progress. The award may be used at the discretion of the applicant, such as salary support, purchase of small equipment, technical support, or research supplies.

Antimicrobial Stewardship Fellowship Award

The goal of this training award is to support the development of future researchers in pediatric antimicrobial stewardship by providing mentorship to complete a scholarly research project in a timely manner during fellowship or residency. Applicants may propose a research study that focuses on any aspect of antimicrobial stewardship. The project should be able to be completed in one year, and the award will provide travel funds for awardees to present their work at the annual Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Conference in St. Louis in June of 2021. Applicants wishing to discuss a project proposal pre-submission may email

Summer Research Scholars Award (SUMMERS)

The PIDS Summer Research Scholars Award (SUMMERS), established in 2021 through the support of Sanofi Pasteur, promotes careers in pediatric infectious diseases by funding summer research projects of students at various levels of training. The award is intended to support scholarship in pediatric infectious diseases broadly, including basic science, translational, clinical, epidemiology, and quality improvement research. Given the brevity of the summer research experience, focused studies or well-defined contributions to larger research projects will be most successful.

Research in Academic Pediatrics Initiative on Diversity (RAPID)

Research in Academic Pediatrics Initiative on Diversity (RAPID) Research Grants target early career scholars (fellows and junior faculty) who identify as underrepresented in medicine (UIM), disabled, or from a socially, culturally, economically, or educationally disadvantaged background, and who are committed to a career in academic general pediatrics.

Fellowship Resources

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society offers several Fellowship resources and training materials

Society Awards

Caroline B. Hall Lectureship

The Hall Clinical & Translational Research Lectureship is presented annually and highlights innovative clinical and translational research on infectious diseases of children that is performed in either the inpatient or outpatient setting, focused on the epidemiology, diagnosis, management, prevention, and treatment of these infections.

Distinguished Physician Award

The Distinguished Physician Award is presented annually to a pediatrician who has an extensive and distinguished career in pediatric infectious diseases marked by significant accomplishments and contributions in infectious diseases, including those as a clinician, educator and/or investigator. The pediatrician’s accomplishments and contributions are nationally and internationally recognized for their excellence and support the Society’s mission to advance the knowledge of pediatric infectious diseases and its application to the care of children.

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