The Small Grants Program is designed to fund pilot research projects by
young investigators living and working in developing countries. The goal is to support and
foster the professional development of young individuals (less than 40 years of age) in the field of
human infectious diseases research by helping them to acquire additional skills
and data to apply for other grants. Areas of interest include, but are not
limited to investigations of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis or
treatment of infectious diseases, the epidemiology and control of
hospital-acquired infections, and modeling of cost effective interventions.
Proposals will be reviewed by members of the Professional Development
Working Group and decisions made in collaboration with the President and the
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 five grants of up to US $6,000 each will be awarded annually.
Deadlines for submission of proposals are April 1 (notification after June
1) and October 1 (notification after December 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