ISID Research Grants

The ISID Research Grants Program was established to fund pilot research projects or training of young investigators from resource-limited countries. The goal of the program is to support and foster the professional development of individuals (less than 40 years of age) in the field of human infectious diseases research by helping them to acquire additional skills and data to help advance their careers. Grants may take the form of research project to be carried out over a one year period, locally in conjunction with the applicant's institution. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to investigations of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis or treatment of infectious diseases, the epidemiology and control of hospital-acquired infections, and modeling of cost effective interventions. The research must relate to infectious diseases affecting humans. ISID encourages applications in the area of infection control, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and on how to implement infection control measures in low and lower-middle income countries. Grants that address the following AMR issues will be given priority.

National baseline AMR rates, antibiotic use rates and antibiotic prescribing practices in low or middle income countries
· National laboratory capacity evaluations (including private hospitals and labs)
· Trials of different antimicrobial stewardship models in hospitals
· Intervention trials for reducing over the counter dispensing in pharmacies and shops
· “One Health” AMR studies (must have a human component)

To honor Norman Stein, the Executive Director of ISID from 1986-2017, the Norman Stein Research Grant will be awarded annually to the ISID Research Grant applicant with the highest ranked research proposal. This Research Grant program has been one of the signature programs of the Society and has provided invaluable support to 176 young researchers from 46 countries. It has been instrumental in fulfilling the Society’s commitment to improving the care of patients with infectious diseases, expanding the education of clinicians and researchers in infectious diseases and microbiology, and controlling infectious diseases around the world.

Up to eight grants of up to US $7,000 each will be awarded annually. Additional funding will be available for grantees to attend one ISID sponsored Congress to present their findings (International Congress on Infectious Diseases or International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance) after the completion of their work.

Upon completion of the project, a short written report of the project must be sent to the Society. The Society encourages recipients of grants to present their results at scientific meetings and to submit them for publication in peer-reviewed journals, including but not limited to the International Journal of Infectious Diseases.

The deadline for submission of proposals is April 1.

The ISID Research Grant program is open only to individuals who are residents of resource-limited countries, in the early stages of their research career, and have not previously received major research funding or who have not had an opportunity to work or study outside their region. Previous ISID grantees are not eligible.

Proposals will be reviewed by world-wide experts in the field of infectious diseases and decisions made by the ISID Research Committee in collaboration with the ISID Program Director and Manager.

Applications should be made through our on-line submisson system.

Application requirements include:
* Research plan - 5 pages including background, methods, limitiations and references
* Applicant CV
* Letter of reference from applicant's institution
* Budget details

Questions should be directed to:

ISID Program Coordinator