Fellowship Awards of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
PIDS Fellowship Award
The PIDS Fellowship Award is a two year fellowship grant that is issued annually to pediatric infectious diseases fellows in their first year of training. The goal of the Fellowship Award is to help increase the pool of highly trained pediatric infectious disease clinical scientists and to stimulate scholarly basic and clinical research in the following areas pertinent to pediatrics: public health/epidemiology, hospital epidemiology, clinical trials of antimicrobials, outcomes research, pharmacokinetics, pathophysiology, molecular pathogenesis, research related to vaccine development, and other topics of relevance to pediatric infectious diseases.
This year, PIDS will offer four awards. Two will be awarded for one to two years depending on the stage of training and career plans of the applicants; two additional $25,000 awards being offered are one-year research supplements to be used to conduct research in the area of respiratory viral diseases.
One award will fund research in areas of public health/epidemiology, hospital epidemiology, clinical trials of antimicrobials, outcomes research, pharmacokinetics, pathophysiology, molecular pathogenesis, research related to vaccine development, and other topics of relevance to pediatric infectious diseases.
The second award will specifically fund research focused on primary immunodeficiencies (e.g., chronic granulomatous disease, antibody, deficiencies, cellular immune deficiencies), infections that affect pediatric patients with primary immunodeficiencies, and/or infections that threaten the health of pediatric patients undergoing stem cell transplantation. Because of the varying number and types of awards, if you are specifically interested in being considered for one type of award, please specify your interest in your covering letter.Click here for more information.
PIDS – St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Fellowship Program in Basic and Translational Research
The PIDS – St. Jude Fellowship Award is funded by the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and jointly sponsored by the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and provides support for 3 years of research. The goal of the program is to develop a larger cadre of physician-scientists who are trained to carry out rigorous, high quality basic and translational investigation in the field of pediatric infectious diseases.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has generously donated over $3.3 million to support this fellowship program.
Antimicrobial Stewardship Fellowship Award
The Antimicrobial Stewardship Fellowship Award is a one-year mentorship. The goal of the award is to support the development of future researchers in pediatric antimicrobial stewardship by providing the mentorship and resources necessary to complete a scholarly research project in a timely manner during fellowship.