Funded by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and jointly sponsored by PIDS and St. Jude, the goal of this program is to develop an enhanced cadre of physician-scientists who are trained to conduct rigorous, high-quality, basic or translational studies in the field of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.
Applicants are encouraged to pursue research opportunities in cutting-edge basic science and translational laboratories in the U.S. and throughout the world, in most cases outside departments of pediatrics. Support for a total of three years will begin in the second year of fellowship. Awardees will receive a salary of $70,000 during the first year of support, with an incremental increase of $5,000 for each subsequent year. Awardees will also receive $15,000 per year during their research years to cover fringe benefits and to be used at the discretion of the research mentor for supplies, small equipment, and meeting attendance.