Travel Awards & Grants

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IDWeek is proud to offer grants acknowledging distinguished, quality scientific research presented at IDWeek. The IDWeek Program Committee will award these grants to support attendance and travel needs of candidates whose abstracts have been selected and who are scheduled to present their work at the IDWeek meeting.

 

Only regular abstract submissions (not late breaker abstracts) are eligible. Your abstract must be submitted by the submission deadline, Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 5 p.m. EDT, to be eligible for the awards listed below.  Apply for the award during the online abstract submission process. The requirements described here must be met in order to qualify. Only presenting authors are eligible for awards/grants, however you may apply for more than one.

 

IDWeek Program Committee Choice Awards
IDWeek Award for Top Abstracts Submitted in Diagnostics
Investigator Awards
International Investigator Grants/Awards
Trainee Award Grants/Awards
Guerrant International Travel Grants
Kass Awards


IDWeek Program Committee Choice Awards

The  top four abstracts overall will be selected for an award of $2,500 each. The IDWeek Program Committee will select the recipients based on outstanding scientific research. These awards will be selected from all accepted abstracts. Submitters do not need to apply for this award.

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IDWeek Award for Top Abstracts Submitted in Diagnostics

The top abstracts submitted in Category D. Diagnostics (either as the primary or secondary category) will be selected for an award of $2,000 each to support travel to IDWeek. The IDWeek Program Committee will select the recipients based on outstanding scientific research in the field of diagnostics.

 

To apply, an applicant must:

  • indicate that they would like to be considered on the Awards and Grants step of the abstract submission process
    select one of the subcategories of category D. (D1-D6) as either the primary or secondary                    abstract category

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Investigator Awards

The Investigator Awards are intended to recognize the work of investigators in practice for less than 15 years, whose submitted abstracts are accepted for presentation at IDWeek. The award will be based on the quality of the scientific merit of the nominee’s accepted abstract. Each IDWeek sponsoring society* will choose one outstanding abstract from a member in their specialty to highlight. The presenting author will receive an award in the amount of $1,250.

 

To apply, an applicant must:

  • indicate that they would like to be considered on the Awards and Grants step of the abstract submission process
  • be in practice for less than 15 years (starting from the time of completion of fellowship training)

*IDSA, SHEA, HIVMA, and PIDS

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 The International Investigator Grants/Award

The International Investigator Grants/Awards are intended to recognize and support the work of individuals outside of the U.S. and Canada who are either currently in training or who have been in practice for five years or less, and have an abstract accepted for presentation at IDWeek. The grant selection will be based on the scientific merit of the submitted abstract and presenting authors will receive $1,500.

 

In addition to six $1,500 grants to international investigators with accepted abstracts, each IDWeek sponsoring society* will choose one outstanding abstract from a member in their specialty. These abstracts will be recognized as the top submissions from international investigators and the presenting author will receive an award in the amount of $1,750 (in lieu of $1,500).

 

To apply, an applicant must:

  • indicate that they would like to be considered on the Awards and Grants step of the abstract submission process
  • be currently enrolled in a full-time training program or in practice for 5 years or less
  • be currently residing outside of the U.S. and Canada

*IDSA, SHEA, HIVMA, and PIDS

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Trainee Award Grants/Awards

The Trainee Awards are intended to provide support for fellows-in-training to attend IDWeek. Travel grants will be made available to fellows-in-training in ACGME accredited programs in adult and/or pediatric infectious diseases in the U.S. and Canada, PharmD research training programs in infectious diseases, and other related fellowship programs (not medical students, residents, or house officers). Trainees who are a member of one of the IDWeek participating societies will receive $1,000; non-members will receive $800. Grants will be given until funding is exhausted.

 

Each IDWeek participating society* will choose one outstanding abstract from a member trainee in their specialty. These abstracts will be recognized as the top submissions from trainees and the presenting author will receive an award in the amount of $1,250 (in lieu of $1,000).

 

To apply, an applicant must:

  • indicate that they would like to be considered on the Awards and Grants step of the abstract submission process
  • be a PhD or MD enrolled in an ID fellowship program at time of application; or
  • be a PharmD presently enrolled in a research fellowship in ID; or
  • be a PharmD presently enrolled in a graduate program in ID related research leading to a PhD; or
  • other related fellowship programs; and
  • submit a brief confirmation letter from the applicant’s program director on the institution’s letterhead. Letters of confirmation should be emailed to abstracts@idweek.org by the submission deadline.

*IDSA, SHEA, HIVMA, and PIDS

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Guerrant International Travel Grants

The Guerrant International Travel Grants are awarded to international participants living and working in resource-limited countries (based on the World Bank list of low and lower-middle income countries). A limited number of grants are available to participants whose abstracts have been accepted. Presenting authors will receive $1,600 to assist with IDWeek meeting expenses.

 

An applicant must:

  • indicate that they would like to be considered on the Awards and Grants step of the abstract submission process
  • be from a low or a lower-middle income country.

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Kass Awards

The Kass Awards were established to honor the achievements of Edward H. Kass, MD, who was a leader in infectious disease research. Up to ten awards will be given in to medical students, residents, or house officers (not fellows) whose abstracts have been accepted. Kass Award recipients will receive $750 to assist with IDWeek meeting expenses.

 

An applicant must:

  • indicate that they would like to be considered on the Awards and Grants step of the abstract submission process
  • be a medical student, resident, or house officer
  • submit a brief confirmation letter from the applicant’s program director on the institution’s letterhead. Letters of confirmation should be emailed to abstracts@idweek.org by the submission deadline.

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