The PIDS Foundation is pleased to announce the 2020 call for applications for the ASP Fellowship Award.  The goal of this award is to support the development of future researchers in pediatric antimicrobial stewardship by providing mentorship to complete a scholarly research project in a timely manner during fellowship or residency.  Fostering trainees who have an interest in ASP is important for continuous improvement in patient safety and ensures the continued efficacy of antibiotics.

Past awardees indicated the value of the ASP Fellowship Award.  “Being awarded the PIDS ASP Fellowship Award at the start of my 2nd year of fellowship served not only to solidify that interest, but afforded me the incredible opportunity to personally connect with and learn from leaders in the field of AS” said Dr. Candance (CeCe) Johnson, Columbia University.  “The award provided the means for me to pursue an exploration of the use of AS strategies in an understudied healthcare setting (pediatric post-acute care facilities); even more it also supplied me with tools and resources that served to strengthen my foundational knowledge of AS and with invaluable connections that have continued to keep me abreast of the latest developments in the world of stewardship.”

Dr. Sophie Katz, Vanderbilt University, said “receiving the ASP Fellowship Award was a great opportunity as it allowed mentorship from anywhere around the globe.”  “It was also helpful to have the accomplishment on my CV,” added Dr. Katz.

Applicants may propose any type of study focusing on antimicrobial stewardship. The project should be able to be completed in one year, and the award will provide travel funds for awardees to present their work at the annual Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Conference in St. Louis.  Applicants wishing to discuss a project proposal pre-submission may email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 The application deadline for the 2020 ASP Fellowship Award cycle is Thursday, July 2nd.  Submission and other details can be viewed by clicking here.  For questions, please email Christy Phillips at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..