Established in 2010, the aim of this fellowship is to promote collaboration among researchers in different countries by enabling infectious disease researchers in the formative stage of their career to extend their research experience in institutions outside of their region. Young colleagues are invited to learn from experienced specialists and to take home new ideas and processes that help them improve their clinical or laboratory practice. Proposals that enhance the transfer of technologies to geographical areas where they are particularly needed will be favored.
Applicants are to be junior investigators (younger than 40 years) who will benefit from the opportunity to work or to study outside their country.
Proposals will be reviewed by members of the ISID Professional Development Working Group and decisions made in collaboration with the ISID and ESCMID Program Directors. Funding will be provided for up to 3 months and up to US$7,500.
Upon completion of the project, a written report of the project must be submitted. Fellowship recipients are encouraged to present their results at scientific meetings and to submit them for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Up to two fellowships will be awarded each year. The annual deadline is April 1, and applicants will be notified after June 1.