Awards

African Investigators Symposium | Novartis Vaccines Awards | Sanofi Pasteur Awards | ISID New Investigator Award

The deadline for abstract submission for these awards is December 2, 2013.
Abstracts must be submitted electronically according to the guidelines for abstract submission.


Emerging African Investigators Symposium and Travel Grant Award: The Clinical Infectious Diseases Research Initiative at the University of of Cape Town (supported by The Wellcome Trust) will generously sponsor approximately 20 young African investigators to attend the 16th ICID and present their work during the 'Emerging African Investigators Symposium' on April 2, 2014. Awards will be made based on individual eligibility and on abstract quality. The award includes round trip economy airfare to the 16th ICID, hotel accommodation and registration for the Congress.

Eligibility and Application Procedure:
  1. Applicants must be less than 40 years of age as of the December 2, 2013 and must have been born on the continent of Africa.
  2. Applicants must be based in Africa.
  3. To apply, interested candidates must submit an abstract describing their own original research to the 16th ICID as presenting author.
  4. If you wish to apply for these Awards & travel grants please check the appropriate box on the 'affirmations' page while submitting your abstract.

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 16th ICID. This year, only researchers working in Africa 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 16th ICID
  3. Researchers should be at an early stage in their research career
  4. Researchers must be from Africa
  5. If you wish to apply for these Awards please check the appropriate box on the 'affirmations' page while submitting your abstract.

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 16th ICID will be presented during the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. 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 16th 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.
  3. If you wish to apply for these Awards please check the appropriate box on the 'affirmations' page while submitting your abstract.
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, April 2, 2014. 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 16th ICID. The award includes round trip economy airfare to the 16th ICID, hotel accommodation and registration for the Congress. The award will be presented during the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

Eligibility and Application Procedure:
  1. Applicants must be based in countries outside North America or Western Europe.
  2. Applicants must submit to the 16th ICID and have accepted an abstract of original research on any aspect of infectious diseases not previously published or presented at an international meeting.
  3. 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.
  4. If you wish to apply for this Award please check the appropriate box on the 'affirmations' page while submitting your abstract.

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