The purpose of the award is to facilitate international collaboration in basic science aspects of tropical infectious diseases and to provide interested physicians or scientists the opportunity to obtain hands-on field experience in combination with laboratory studies of, parasitic, bacterial or viral infectious diseases in endemic developing countries. The society feels that one way to stimulate interest in tropical infectious diseases and build international collaborations is to provide physicians or scientists an opportunity to work with these diseases in those parts of the world where the burden of disease is high.
The award will be administered by the Centennial Travel Award committee, and will provide $25,000 to help defray travelcosts and living expenses abroad. There is the potential for a second year of funding at a level of $25,000. The Centennial Travel Award recipient will be required to prepare a report describing his or her experiences, with the potentialto be invited to make a presentation at the society’s annual meeting.
Eligibility: Full-time post-doctoral fellows (who already have Ph.D., M.D. degrees or the equivalent) with positions at U.S. or Canadian institutions who study any tropical infectious disease in one or more of the following disciplines or related areas: immunology, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology and entomology. Co-mentors must be identified both at a North American institution and an overseas institution, and supported by a letter in which each co-mentor details locally available support, resources and availability for supervision (whether personally or by collaborating personnel). Applicants must be sponsored by an ASTMH member.
Applications are usually due in June. Visit funder website for exact deadline and application instructions.
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Award Type: Grant
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