IDSA, SHEA, and PIDS Announce LEAP Fellowship for the 2022-23 Academic Year

The Leadership in Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Public Health (LEAP) Fellowship has received renewed funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The LEAP Fellowship is a one-year program created by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society aimed at training future infectious diseases physician leaders who can bridge the gap between clinical and academic infectious diseases and our public health partners.

Selected fellows are provided a $100,000 award to support at least 70% protected time for training and projects for one year. In addition, LEAP fellows will showcase the results of their year-long project at a session during IDWeek, the premiere scientific meeting for infectious diseases. To learn about the projects recently completed by the 2020-21 LEAP Fellows, please attend the IDWeek LEAP Fellowship session on Friday, Oct. 1, 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm EST. In addition, there will be a live Zoom informational evening session held on Friday Oct. 1, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm which will include a question-and-answer period with past fellows and the directors of the LEAP program. Register in advance for the informational session here.

Eligibility requirements, application instructions, and key dates for the fellowship will be posted in October on the IDSA website at http://www.idsociety.org/Leap_Fellowship_page.aspx. The on-line application portal is slated to open for applications in November on the IDSA website. The fellowship will commence on July 1, 2022. Four awardees are anticipated for the 2022-23 academic year. For more information, contact LEAP Fellowship Project Manager Michele Wagner, MPH, at mwagner@idsociety.org.

The LEAP Fellowship program is supported by the CDC of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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