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About the ISID Scientific Exchange Fellowship Program
The ISID Scientific Exchange Fellowship Program was established in 1992 to promote collaboration among researchers in different countries by enabling infectious disease researchers in the formative stage of their career to extend their research experience in institutions outside of their region. These awards are not restricted to physicians and are intended to support young scientists from developing countries in updating their knowledge of new, relevant laboratory techniques or in learning specific skills and techniques.

Proposals that enhance the transfer of technologies to geographical areas where they are particularly needed will be favored.

Applicants are to be investigators (younger than 40 years) already working in a research area, but who have not had the opportunity to work or to study outside their countries or region.

Proposals will be reviewed by members of the Professional Development Working Group and decisions made in collaboration with the President and the Program Director. Funding will be provided for up to 3 months and up to US$7,500.

Upon completion of the project, a written report of the project must be sent to the Society. The Society encourages recipients of grants to present their results at scientific meetings and to submit them for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

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Deadline
Up to two fellowships will be awarded each year. The annual deadline is March 1, and applicants will be notified after June 1.

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Application
Application materials are available for download in PDF format or in Microsoft Word.

To read the PDF file you must have the Acrobat Reader installed on your system. Download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Requests for application materials and additional information should be directed to:
ISID Professional Development Working Group
1330 Beacon Street, Suite 228
Brookline, Massachusetts 02446
USA

Fax: (617) 278-9113
E-mail: info@isid.org

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