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Call for applications to IDSSA members

18 Jul 2019

IDSSA 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
  • Neglected infectious diseases (including STIs, fungal and parasitic diseases)

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 IDSSA 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 04 September 2019: email to


One PDF file (ApplicantSurname.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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