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The research grants offered by the International Society for Infectious illnesses are one of the Society’s hallmark initiatives and play a key role in upholding ISID’s commitment to supporting researchers from nations where infectious illnesses have the greatest adverse health and economic effects. The provision of training, educational support, and mentoring to scientists, allied healthcare professionals, epidemiologists, doctors, veterinarians, and other professionals facing challenges in the countries most affected is a crucial component for reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases in low- and lower-middle income countries (LMICs).
This ISID research grant opportunity, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), aims to finance early career researchers from LMICs who live and operate in the field of public health. Each award candidate will get financial assistance throughout the grant period and be matched with a selected mentor from ISID’s extensive global network of infectious disease specialists.
ISID/BMGF research grants interest areas include:
- Research into the pathogenesis, epidemiology, and diagnostics of infectious diseases
- Controlling hospital-acquired infections (HAI) and their epidemiology
- Cost-effective intervention modeling for infectious illnesses
- Application of infection prevention strategies in LMICs
- Antimicrobial resistance
- Additional related Infectious Diseases theme areas for enhancing public health.
Eligibility criteria for ISID/BMGF research grants
- A public health researcher or scientist who has earned their PhD or an equivalent professional degree (such as an MD) within the past eight years is eligible to apply.
- With or without a doctorate, postgraduate professionals in their specialty with fewer than five years of experience.
- The applicant will not be above 35 years by October 1, 2023.
- Be a citizen of and a resident of an LMIC.
- Successful applicant within a year of receiving the research grant, be able to carry out the study at the applicant’s institution with an emphasis on infectious diseases.
- All awards have to be finished within a year of being awarded.
- Dedicate yourself to the grant recipient reporting requirements and the administrative paperwork required for the grant awarding procedure.
How to apply ISID/BMGF research grants
Applications should be submitted online and should contain the following information:
- A four-page maximum study plan for the project involving human infectious illnesses that must cover the background, methodologies, restrictions, and references
- Curriculum vitae of the applicant (PDF, no more than two pages long)
- A reference letter from the institution or place of study of the candidate
- Detailed suggested budget allocations in MS Excel format for the $7,500 USD award, along with a related timeframe
- The recipients of research grants consent to periodically submitting written progress reports (on a template that will be provided).
- The International Journal of Infectious Diseases (IJID), among others, accepts manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed publications. ISID encourages those who receive these grants to discuss their findings at scientific conferences.
Submit application here
31st October, 2023