The ISID Scientific Exchange Fellowship Program was established in 1992 to
promote collaboration among researchers in different countries by enabling
infectious disease researchers in the formative stage of their career to
extend their research experience in institutions outside of their region.
These awards are not restricted to physicians and are intended to support
young scientists from developing countries in updating their knowledge of
new, relevant laboratory techniques or in learning specific skills and
Proposals that enhance the transfer of technologies to geographical areas
where they are particularly needed will be favored.
Applicants are to be investigators from under-resourced countries, younger than 40 years, already working
in a research area, but who have not had the opportunity to work or to study
outside their countries or region.
Proposals will be reviewed by members of the Professional Development
Working Group and decisions made in collaboration with the President and the
Program Director. Funding will be provided for up to 3 months and up to US
Upon completion of the project, a written report of the project must be sent
to the Society. The Society encourages recipients of grants to present their
results at scientific meetings and to submit them for publication in
Up to two fellowships will be awarded each year. The annual deadline is
March 1, and applicants will be notified after June 1.
Application materials are available for download in PDF format and in
Requests for application materials and additional information should be
ISID Professional Development Working Group
9 Babcock Street, Unit 3
Brookline, Massachusetts 02446
Fax: (617) 278-9113