PIDS Research and Fellowship Awards

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Education and Research Foundation (PIDSERF) is pleased to offer 1 to 2 year research awards to fellows and faculty (Pichichero Award). The goal of the PIDS awards is to help increase the pool of highly trained pediatric infectious disease clinical scientists and to stimulate scholarly basic and clinical research in areas pertinent to Pediatric Infectious Diseases. The awards will fund research in areas of public health/epidemiology, hospital epidemiology, clinical trials of antimicrobials, outcomes research, pharmacokinetics, pathophysiology, molecular pathogenesis, vaccinology and other disease specific areas. View the list below of awards offered.

Stanley and Susan Plotkin and Sanofi Pasteur Fellowship Award
Deadline: March 19, 2018 (10:00 am EDT)

Established through the support of Stanley and Susan Plotkin, this award supports outstanding Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship basic or clinical research in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. The two-year grants are available for PID fellows. The award provides $50,000 in total costs (inclusive of 8% indirect costs) per year for 2 years, with renewal in the 2nd year dependent upon satisfactory research progress. The award may be used at the discretion of the applicant, including salary support, purchase of small equipment, technical support, or research supplies. Click here to apply online today. 

PIDS-St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Fellowship Award in Basic and Translational Science
Deadline: March 19, 2018 (10:00 am EDT)

Funded by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and jointly sponsored by PIDS and St. Jude, the goal of this program is to develop a larger cadre of physician-scientists who are trained to carry out rigorous, high-quality, basic and translational investigation in the field of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Applicants are encouraged to pursue research opportunities in cutting-edge basic science and translational units, in most cases outside of departments of pediatrics, including laboratories in the U.S. and throughout the world. Support will begin in the second year of fellowship. Awardees will receive a salary of $70,000 during the first year of support, with an incremental increase of $5,000 for each subsequent year. Awardees will also receive $15,000 per year during their research years to cover fringe benefits and to be used at the discretion of the research mentor for supplies, small equipment, and meeting attendance.  Support will cover a total of three years. Click here to apply today. 

Antimicrobial Stewardship Fellowship Award
Deadline: June 1, 2018

The goal of this 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 any type of study focusing on 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 2019. Applicants wishing to discuss a project proposal pre-submission may email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Click here for more information. 

Horizon Pharma Fellowship Award

Established through the support of Horizon Pharma (http://www.horizonpharma.com), this award supports Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship research focused on immunodeficiency. The two-year grants are available for PID fellows. The awards are administered through the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) Foundation. The award provides $30,000 in total costs (inclusive of 8% indirect costs) per year for 2 years, with renewal in the 2nd year dependent upon satisfactory research progress. The award may be used at the discretion of the applicant, including salary support, purchase of small equipment, technical support, or research supplies. Application not available for 2018

The National CMV Foundation Fellowship Award

Established through the support of the National CMV Foundation (https://www.nationalcmv.org/home.aspx), this award supports Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship research. The award supports basic or clinical research focused on cytomegalovirus, especially congenital CMV. The two-year grants are available for PID fellows. The award provides $22,500 in total costs (inclusive of 8% indirect costs) per year for 2 years, with renewal in the 2nd year dependent upon satisfactory research progress. The award may be used at the discretion of the applicant, including salary support, purchase of small equipment, technical support, or research supplies. Application not available for 2018

Pichichero Family Foundation Vaccines for Children Initiative Research Award in Pediatric Infectious Diseases (Open to Fellows and Faculty)
Deadline: June 4, 2018

Established in 2016 through the support of the Pichichero Family Foundation, the Vaccines for Children Initiative research awards in Pediatric Infectious Diseases support outstanding investigators performing translational or clinical research that focuses specifically on the development of new vaccines and immunotherapeutics. The Pichichero Family Foundation seeks to encourage increased innovative research to improve or develop new vaccines and immunotherapeutics for children.  The two-year grants are available for applicants at any level in their professional career and all members of PIDS are encouraged to apply. The Pichichero research award provides $50,000 in total costs (inclusive of 8% indirect costs) per year for 2 years, with renewal in the 2nd year dependent upon satisfactory research progress. These grants will support projects similar in scope to a K award for young investigators or an R03 award for more senior investigators. Click here for more information.