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PIDS Research and Fellowship 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.

Stanley and Susan Plotkin and Sanofi Pasteur Fellowship Award
Deadline: February 3, 2020

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 pe r 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.

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PIDS-St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Fellowship Award in Basic and Translational Science
Deadline: February 3, 2020

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.

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Antimicrobial Stewardship Fellowship Award
Deadline: June 1, 2020

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 2020. Applicants wishing to discuss a project proposal pre-submission may email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Horizon Pharma Fellowship Award
Deadline: TBA

Established through the generosity of Horizon Pharma (http://www.horizonpharma.com), this fellowship award supports research focused on chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) and conducted during Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship training in a certified US or Canadian program . The one-year award is administered through the PIDS Foundation. The $40,000 stipend is intended to provide salary, benefits, and/or study-related costs for the fellow.  It is not intended to provide resources for a division's research program; indirect costs are not allowable.

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The National CMV Foundation Fellowship Award

Established through the generosity of the National CMV Foundation (https://www.nationalcmv.org/home.aspx), this fellowship award supports . basic or clinical research focused on cytomegalovirus, especially congenital CMV. The two-year grants are available for PID fellows-in-training enrolled in a certified US or Canadian program . The award provides $22,500 in total costs (inclusive of 8% indirect costs) per year for 2 years, with the 2nd year 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.  Application not available for 2019

Pichichero Family Foundation Vaccines for Children Initiative Research Award in Pediatric Infectious Diseases (Open to Fellows and Faculty)
Deadline: May 20, 2020

Established in 2016 through the generosity of the Pichichero Family Foundation, the Vaccines for Children Initiative research award program in Pediatric Infectious Diseases seek to encourage increased innovative research to improve or develop new vaccines and immunotherapeutics for children..   The two-year grants are available for applicants at any level in their professional career, and all members of PIDS are encouraged to apply. The Pichichero research award provides $50,000 in total costs (inclusive of 8% indirect costs) per year for 2 years, with the 2nd year dependent upon satisfactory research progress. These grants will support projects similar in scope to K awards for young investigators or R03 awards for more senior investigators.

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