Awards

Sanofi Pasteur Grant for Latin American Women | Novartis Vaccines Awards | Sanofi Pasteur Awards | ISID New Investigator Award | Wellcome Trust Travel Grants |

The deadline for abstract submission for these awards is February 12, 2012 (extended to February 24, 2012).
Abstracts must be submitted electronically according to the guidelines for abstract submission.


Sanofi Pasteur Travel Grants for Awards for Latin American Women Physicians and Scientists
The ISID invites women physicians and scientists ages 40 or younger, working in the field of infectious diseases or microbiology, to apply for travel grants to attend the 15th International Congress on Infectious Diseases. This opportunity is open to individuals from Latin America and the Caribbean whose careers focus on the study, prevention, control, or treatment of infectious diseases.  Each grantee will receive airfare, lodging, a stipend of $300 USD, and registration to attend the 15th ICID.

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  • A completed, signed application (Download: MS-WORD, PDF)
  • A brief written statement describing reason for interest (less than 500 words)
  • A letter of recommendation from the sponsoring institution (e.g. scientific advisor, clinical director, department chair)
  • CV or resume

Applicants must submit an abstract for presentation at the Congress. Awardees will be selected based on applicant qualifications and abstract quality.

The application packet should be submitted by email to:

Email: membership@isid.org

The deadline for abstract submission is February 24. Deadline for receipt of applications is March 2.  All applicants will be notified of acceptance status by April 13.

Novartis Vaccines Awards for Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases were originally created to identify and reward researchers for their work in furthering the understanding of infectious disease epidemiology. Two abstracts will be selected for the award. Each award winner will receive US$ 2,500 in addition to reimbursement of travel, accommodation, and registration expenses for the 15th ICID. This year, only researchers working in Asia are eligible for the awards.

Eligibility and Application Procedure:
The Program Committee and a representative from Novartis Vaccines will select the award winners. Abstracts meeting the following criteria will be considered:

  1. Abstracts must focus on infectious disease epidemiology
  2. Abstracts must be accepted for presentation at the 15th ICID
  3. Researchers should be at an early stage in their research career
  4. Researchers must be from Asia

Members of the ISID Executive Committee and Council and employees of Novartis Vaccines or its affiliates are not eligible.

The Novartis Vaccines Awards for the 15th ICID will be presented during the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. The recipients' names as well as brief descriptions of their work will be published in ISID News, an official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases.

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Sanofi Pasteur Awards for Communicable Disease Epidemiology were created to stimulate research on and emphasize the importance of applied epidemiology in the field of communicable diseases for the overall improvement of health.

Appropriate research may be based on laboratory investigation (e.g. serotypes of pneumococcus found in invasive disease in children or adults; seroprevalence of hepatitis A according to age), clinical investigation (e.g., risk factors for dengue fever), epidemiologic field work (e.g. morbidity and mortality from influenza, incidence of Lyme disease), health economics (e.g, medical and social costs of influenza, cost-benefit of vaccination program), or a combination of these topics.

Two awards sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur will be presented for the best abstracts accepted for presentation at the Congress. Each award consists of US$ 2,500 in addition to reimbursement of travel, accommodation, and registration expenses for the 15th ICID.

Eligibility and Application Procedure:
  1. There are no age or professional requirements for the awards. The sole requirement is the acceptance
    of an abstract indicating outstanding accomplishment in the field of communicable diseases.
  2. All abstracts addressing communicable diseases can be considered for the award.
The awards will be presented by a member of the ISID Executive Committee and a representative of the Medical Affairs Department of Sanofi Pasteur during the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. The recipients' names as well as brief descriptions of their work will be published in ISID News, an official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases. Awardees will also be honored at a dinner

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ISID New Investigator Award: The International Society for Infectious Diseases is delighted to continue the ISID New Investigator Award for the 15th ICID. The award includes round trip economy airfare to the 15th ICID, hotel accommodation and registration for the Congress. The award will be presented during the Opening Ceremony on Tuesday, March 9, 2010.

Eligibility and Application Procedure:
  • Applicants must be based in countries outside North America or Western Europe.
  • Applicants must submit to the 15th ICID and have accepted an abstract of original research on any aspect of infectious diseases not previously published or presented at an international meeting.
  • Only applicants who have not previously had an abstract accepted for oral presentation at an international meeting are eligible. For purposes of this award, acceptance of abstracts at regional meetings outside North America or Western Europe does not affect eligibility.

Wellcome Trust Travel Grants: The Wellcome Trust recently offered to sponsor a number of grants to support travel to the 15th ICID.

Eligibility and Application Procedure:
  • Submit an abstract for the 15th ICID a the presenting author
  • Be less than 40 years of age
  • Be a citizen of one of the following countries: Burma/Myanmar, CambodiaEast Timor, Indonesia, Laos, , Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, or Vietnam
  • A completed, signed application (Download: MS-WORD, PDF)

Applicants must submit an abstract for presentation at the Congress. Awardees will be selected based on applicant qualifications and abstract quality.

The application packet should be submitted by email to:

Email: membership@isid.org

The deadline for abstract submission is February 24. Deadline for receipt of applications is March 16, 2012.  All applicants will be notified of acceptance status by April 13.

 

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