Fellowship Awards

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Education and Research Foundation (PIDSERF) is pleased to offer 1 to 2 year fellowship awards to its trainees. The goal of the PIDS Fellowship Awards Program is to help increase the pool of highly trained pediatric infectious disease clinical scientists and to stimulate scholarly basic and clinical research in areas pertinent to pediatrics. The awards will fund research in areas of public health/epidemiology, hospital epidemiology, clinical trials of antimicrobials, outcomes research, pharmacokinetics, pathophysiology, molecular pathogenesis, vaccinology and other disease specific areas. View the list below of fellowship awards offered under this program.

Stanley and Susan Plotkin/Sanofi Pasteur Fellowship Award

Established through the support of Stanley and Susan Plotkin, this award supports outstanding Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship basic or clinical research in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. The two-year grants are available for PID fellows. The award provides $50,000 in total costs (inclusive of 8% indirect costs) per year for 2 years, with renewal in the 2nd year dependent upon satisfactory research progress. The award may be used at the discretion of the applicant, including salary support, purchase of small equipment, technical support, or research supplies.

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Application Deadline is Monday, February 3, 2020.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Fellowship Award in Basic and Translational Science

Funded by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and jointly sponsored by PIDS and St. Jude, the goal of this program is to develop a larger cadre of physician-scientists who are trained to carry out rigorous, high-quality, basic and translational investigation in the field of pediatric infectious diseases. Applicants are encouraged to pursue research opportunities in cutting-edge basic science and translational units, in most cases outside of departments of pediatrics, including laboratories in the U.S. and throughout the world. Fellows supported by the program should have fully protected time for research throughout their research years. Upon written request, approval may be given for limited clinical activities following the second year of research.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Fellowship Award Application & Instructions

Application Deadline is Monday, February 18, 2020.

Antimicrobial Stewardship Fellowship Award

The goal of this 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 any type of study focusing on 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 2020. Applicants wishing to discuss a project proposal pre-submission may email pids@idsociety.org.

Antimicrobial Stewardship Fellowship Award

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