Awards of the Pediatric Infectious disease society

PIDS currently presents two annual awards that recognize the unique contributions of pediatricians who have advanced the mission of the Society. The names of the two awards are the Distinguished Physician Award and Young Investigator Award. The Nominations and Awards Committee in consultation with the PIDS Board of Directors selects recipients after nominations are received from Society members. Nominations may be submitted by any PIDS member in good standing. The procedures for nomination are established by the Committee and approved by the Board. In addition to its two annual awards, PIDS presents an award for Distinguished Service and the Distinguished Research Award. Both awards are at the discretion and selection of the President and/or Executive Committee.

PIDS Research and Fellowship Awards

The PIDS Foundation is pleased to offer fellowship and research awards to fellows and faculty annually. The goal of the PIDS award program is to increase the pool of highly trained pediatric infectious disease clinical scientists and to stimulate scholarly basic, translational, and clinical research in areas pertinent to Pediatric Infectious Diseases including innovative research to improve or develop new vaccines and immunotherapeutics for children. View the list below of awards offered.

Stanley and Susan Plotkin and Sanofi Pasteur Fellowship Award

Established through the generosity of Stanley and Susan Plotkin, this fellowship award supports outstanding basic, translational, or clinical research in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. The two-year grants are available for PID fellows-in-training enrolled in certified US and Canadian programs. The award provides $50,000 in total costs pe r year for 2 years, with the 2nd year of support dependent upon satisfactory research progress. The award may be used at the discretion of the applicant, such as salary support, purchase of small equipment, technical support, or research supplies.

Antimicrobial Stewardship Fellowship Award

The goal of this training award is to support the development of future researchers in pediatric antimicrobial stewardship by providing mentorship to complete a scholarly research project in a timely manner during fellowship or residency. Applicants may propose a research study that focuses on any aspect of antimicrobial stewardship. The project should be able to be completed in one year, and the award will provide travel funds for awardees to present their work at the annual Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Conference in St. Louis in June of 2021. Applicants wishing to discuss a project proposal pre-submission may email pids@idsociety.org.

Fellowship Funding Opportunities

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society offers several Fellowship Awards (Training Awards) annually.

Approved Pediatric Infectious Diseases Training Programs

Training programs in pediatric infectious diseases are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in collaboration with the Residency Review Committee (RRC) for Pediatrics in the United States and those accredited through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). The ACGME provides a complete Directory of Accredited Programs.

Society Awards

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Stanley and Susan Plotkin and Sanofi Pasteur Fellowship Award

Established through the generosity of Stanley and Susan Plotkin, this fellowship award supports outstanding basic, translational, or clinical research in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. The two-year grants are available for PID fellows-in-training enrolled in certified US and Canadian programs. The award provides $50,000 in total costs pe r year for 2 years, with the 2nd year of support dependent upon satisfactory research progress. The award may be used at the discretion of the applicant, such as salary support, purchase of small equipment, technical support, or research supplies.

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