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FIDSSA-Instit Merieux awards SASCM Call for applications

25 Mar 2019

Institut Merieux awards call for application

Call for applications to SASCM members

 SASCM in partnership with Institut Merieux will award the sum of €10 000 to a young investigator undertaking research in one of the following areas:


  • Antimicrobial resistance (excluding HIV, TB, malaria)
  • Healthcare-associated infections
  • Diagnostics in clinical microbiology (focused on bacteriology, mycobacteriology and mycology)

Purpose of award

The award will acknowledge excellence in
research among young clinician-scientists within the FIDSSA membership and aims to stimulate further work in clinical science and research.


Eligibility criteria


  • Applicants for the award should be born on or after 1 January 1979.


  • The applicant should be involved in or have made a significant contribution to research and /or patient management with an impact in the areas listed above. Indicators of impact may include publication(s) in prominent international journals and/or implementation of guidelines/ protocols having led to significant improvements.


  • Applicants must have a valid FIDSSA membership.


  • Members of the SASCM Executive Committee or FIDSSA Council are not eligible to apply.


  • All documentation should be submitted electronically via email to the FIDSSA secretariat. Applications for the award should reach Ms Lea Lourens at FIDSSA on or before 26 July 2019: email to



One PDF file (Applicant Surname.pdf, max. 4MB) including documents in the following order:

1) Curriculum vitae (maximum 3-4 pages) and ID document indicating proof of the applicant’s age;

2) Complete list of publications, in which up to two publications over the last three years should be highlighted (in bold) to exemplify the nominee’s excellent work;

3) Description of the candidate, her/his career, her/his research interests and personal contributions to the various research projects she or he has been participating in.(one page).

4) A letter of recommendation from a host institution/supervisor where the nominee is working at the time of the application.


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