Current Status: Applications to be a LEAP Fellow for the 2023-2024 academic year are currently closed.
Future Cycles: Information about future application cycles will be posted as soon as possible. Please send an email to Michele Wagner for information about LEAP.
ELIGIBILITY AND PROGRAM TIMING: The LEAP Fellowship is a one-year program from July through June of the following year.
ID physicians (either adult or pediatric) who will have completed at least their first year of ID fellowship by July 1 of the upcoming academic year, as well as early and mid-career ID physicians looking to transition into a hybrid clinical/academic and public health career, are eligible for LEAP.
Non-U.S. citizens may apply, but the fellowship is unable to provide visa support. Fellows must be based locally at the hospital and health department they will work with to ensure active engagement.
FELLOWS SUPPORT: LEAP provides a training award of $100,000 and a separate travel/conference attendance stipend (reimbursable based on receipts) up to $6,000. Details are below:
STIPEND — The LEAP Fellowship training award ($100,000) is intended to cover at least 75% of the fellow’s salary for the duration of the one year of training to protect dedicated time for the training.
TRAVEL & CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE — The fellowship includes support funding for one trip to the IDWeek conference at the end of the fellowship and two optional trips to other conferences through the year relevant to public health, epidemiology or antimicrobial stewardship training (determined at the discretion of the fellowship coordinators). The conference/travel award is not expected to exceed $6,000 and is reimbursable based on receipts.
RELEVANT ADDITIONAL TRAINING — Any residual LEAP Fellowship funds remaining after salary support may be used for training relevant to public health, epidemiology or antimicrobial stewardship (relevancy determined at the discretion of the fellowship coordinators).