Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

Fellowship Award Application for 2016-2018

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.

In 2016, PIDS will offer two awards. Each can be awarded for one to two years depending on the stage of training and career plans of the applicants. During the PIDS Fellowship, the applicant is expected to devote the major portion of time (approximately 75%) conducting the research project under the direct supervision of a mentor who must be a PIDS member.

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 in 2016 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.

NOTE: The Society encourages applications for clinically applied research.