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 locally in conjunction with the applicant’s institution, or as a training opportunity to allow scientists from resource-limited countries to update their knowledge by performing a research project at a lab or institution outside of their region. 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. In response to the West Africa Ebola outbreak, ISID encourages applications in the area of infection control and on how to implement infection control measures in low and lower-middle income countries.

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 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.


The deadline for submission of proposals is April 1.

The ISID Research Grant program is open only to individuals who are nationals or 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 members of the Professional Development Working Group and decisions made in collaboration with the Program Director and Coordinator.



Database Details

Current Research
No Profile listed
Thematic Focus
Life Sciences and Health


Applicant’s Country
Switzerland, EU, other, Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, DR Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunesia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Allowed Usage
Research, Mobility

Applicant’s Position
Undergrad, PhD Candidate, PostDoc, Researcher

Cycle Type
Repeated annually

Partner Required

1. April 2017
Last Modification
15. April 2020