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LEAP Fellowship
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS), have joined together to create the Leaders in Epidemiology, Antimicrobial stewardship, and Public health (LEAP) Fellowship.

HIVMA Clinical Fellows
The HIVMA Clinical Fellowship Program provides non-ID trained physicians with the most updated best practices for treating patients living with HIV/AIDS.

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

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Funding and Fellowships 
Funding and fellowships for tropical infectious diseases, including international and travel fellowships.

  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund/ ASTMH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tropical Infectious Diseases (Deadline June 2019)
  • Robert E. Shope International Fellowship in Infectious Diseases (Deadline March 2019)

Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group Fellowship
The ARLG Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for hands-on experience and formal clinical research training. During this two-year tenure, the ARLG Fellow will participate in all operational components of the ARLG Network.

Fulbright-Fogarty Fellows and Scholars in Public Health
Fogarty has partnered with the Fulbright Program to promote the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings for both medical or graduate student fellows and postdoctoral scholars.


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
See Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Awards application.

NIAID Fellowship Grants 
See information on NRSA postdoctoral fellowships.    


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

Burroughs Welcome Fund Awards

Two programs designed for advanced postdoctoral scientists transitioning to faculty appointments.

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.


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