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IDSA Foundation Awards
The IDSA Foundation is committed to reducing the burdens of infectious diseases and offers various awards for investigators throughout the year.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Training Programs 
Research and public health training programs and fellowships

Fulbright Programs for US Scholars 
Fulbright programs offer U.S. faculty, administrators and professionals grants to lecture, conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields, or to participate in seminars.

Fulbright Programs for Non-US Scholars 
Programs support research and teaching of visiting scholars to the U.S.

US Department of Veterans Affairs Career Development Program
Provides mentoring for junior researchers, clinicians and non-clinicians, so they can learn from renowned, experienced VA researchers. Awards are provided in biomedical laboratory, clinical science, health services, and rehabilitation research.

Burroughs Welcome Fund Grant Programs

International Society for Infectious Diseases Grants 
ISID aims to enhance research, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases, particularly in low resource countries.  Several fellowships and small grants for early investigators (younger than 40) are available.

March of Dimes Research Grants

NIAID Fellowship Grants 
See information on NRSA postdoctoral fellowships.   

Burroughs Welcome Fund Awards

European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases Awards 
Training fellowships and other awards for ESPID members conducting basic or clinical pediatric research.  

National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development
Postdoctoral fellowships and young investigator awards.

NIAID Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG)
Seeking proposals for clinical studies to address antibacterial resistance, including infections caused by Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention, and diagnostics.
Resources and Opportunities
Application/Review Process  

Bay Area Lyme Foundation
Emerging Scientific Leader in Lyme Research Award
Emerging Leader Award 

NIH Common Fund High Risk-High Reward Programs 
Funding opportunities for scientists with exceptional creativity who propose highly innovative approaches to major contemporary challenges in biomedical research
NIH Director's Pioneer Award Program  
NIH Director's Transformative Research Award Program 
NIH Fogarty International Center Funding Opportunities    

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Grant and award opportunities for health-related research organizations that focus on health prevention, research, and surveillance 
Grants General Information  
National Prevention Information Network   

Ellison Medical Foundation 
Funding opportunities for investigators at various career stages
Ellison Medical Foundation Opportunities  
Senior Scholar in Aging

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society 
Offered to members of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society 
Young Investigator Award  

Thrasher Research Fund 
Offering awards in pediatric medical research 
E.W. "Al" Thrasher Awards 

Howard Hughes Medical Institute  
Current scientific competitions

The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging T. Franklin Williams Research Scholars Award  

Grants.gov  
Search and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all federal grant-making agencies 

NIH Resources for New Investigators  
Portal with helpful resources for new investigators 

NIAID Fellowship Grants

NIH Career Development Awards 
Also known as K awards, career development awards are usually mentored research awards given by each institute and designed for individuals who have not yet obtained an independent research award.

NIH Institutional Training Grants

Includes research and training grants and fellowship opportunities.

NIH Common Fund High Risk-High Reward Programs

NIH Fogarty International Center 
Career development opportunities available for individuals, including fellowships and career development awards.

National Biosafety & Biocontainment Training Program 

NBBTP is a 2 year program to train fellows to work in high containment research environments by acquiring knowledge and skills necessary to meet the scientific, regulatory, biocontainment, biosafety, engineering, communications, management, and public relations challenges associated with the conduct of research in these facilities.    

NIH Loan Repayment Program  
Application for the loan repayment program is available for researchers who commit to at least two years of qualified research in the extramural or intramural program.  Qualified research includes clinical and pediatric, and NIH will pay up to $35,000 per year of student loan debt.

NIH Postdoctoral Training  
Information available on applying for postdoctoral training at NIH. 

NIAID Career and Training Portal  

Useful resource to help direct trainee researchers through the maze of programs and grants available through NIAID and NIH.

NIH Resources for New Investigators 
Portal with helpful resources for new investigators

NIH Loan Repayment Program  
Application for the loan repayment program is available for researchers who commit to at least two years of qualified research in the extramural or intramural program.  Qualified research includes clinical and pediatric, and NIH will pay up to $35,000 per year of student loan debt.

NIH Postdoctoral Training  
Information available on applying for postdoctoral training at NIH. 

NIAID Career and Training Portal  
Useful resource to help direct trainee researchers through the maze of programs and grants available through NIAID and NIH.

NIH Resources for New Investigators 
Portal with helpful resources for new investigators

NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education Videocasts 
Topics include poster presentations, oral presentations, and improving spoken English.

Partners Infectious Disease Images website
IDSA continues to partner with colleagues at Brigham and Women’s Hospital through the fellow/student case submissions that are reviewed and selected for presentation at the Fellows Day course.  Once the course concludes, the selected cases along with others submitted for consideration, are posted on a central repository site that can be accessed at www.idimages.org and used for fellow-in-training teaching and other educational projects.  These case studies are open access and available to all. 

Entering Mentoring: A Seminar to Train a New Generation of Scientists 
Materials, including articles, case studies, and syllabus, from a seminar taught by HHMI Professor Jo Handelsman and others at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

NatureJobs Mentoring Articles and Resources

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