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, from graduate/medical school to undergraduate.
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.
Open to graduate school/medical school students, undergraduate students pursuing medical or scientific research degrees
Eligible research involving:
A $3,000 stipend paid in two installments of $1,500
Applicants must be sponsored and mentored by a PIDS member
Application deadline is 11:59 p.m. ET March 24
Full application requirements can be found below. Questions related to the application should be directed to the attention of Christy Phillips at (703) 299-6764 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The submission portal is now open. Applicants can expect to include the following materials for consideration:
Name of sponsoring PIDS member and affiliation
Brief overview of research project and planned experience (no more than 3 pages)
Specific project: Please address whether this is a new or existing project and what the student’s specific role will be
Pediatric ID Engagement: Will the student have opportunities to attend seminars, case conferences, and other pediatric ID learning events at the sponsoring hospital or institution?
Personal Statement (describing their interest in participating and career goals; no more than 1 page)
Mentor Letter of Support
Applicant’s CV or Resume
Mentor’s NIH Biosketch
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