SIDP Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and welcoming society and improving the representation of minoritized individuals in our membership, leadership, and profession. In July 2020, we appointed the Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, to uplift the voices of minoritized members and to recommend actions that will better ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion across the Society. Recognizing the value and on-going importance of the Task Force, as of 2021, it is now a permanent SIDP Committee.
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Research Grant
PurposeSIDP is soliciting Infectious Diseases Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion research proposals from SIDP members who qualify as investigators with a focus on projects that promote more equitable, inclusive, diverse, accessible, and just practices involving infectious diseases (as defined in the Applicant Criteria section below). The primary purpose of this research grant is to support and build careers of the under-represented researcher community (and/or) to improve communities most affected by structural racism. The proposed research must address our understanding or improvement of the impact of racial disparities and/or structural racism in our profession or the care of our patient populations. Applications in clinical and bench research that impact underrepresented communities may be considered.
Funding$20,000 is available to fund a one (1) year, non-renewable grant.
At the time of application submission, the Principal Investigator (PI) must meet all eligibility requirements to be a Full or Associate Member of SIDP (see eligibility criteria). If not a current SIDP member, membership will be awarded as part of receipt of this grant award. The PI or co-principal investigator (co-PI) must self-identify as being from a race, ethnicity, gender identity, or sexual orientation historically underrepresented in infectious disease research. Applications from individuals who are trainees at the time of submission will not be considered. However, applicants employed in a position eligible to serve as PI at their institution who are enrolled in post-PharmD graduate or non-degree programs are eligible. This award cannot fund work in fulfillment of any graduate degree requirements. Finally, members are ineligible to serve as PI for this award if they have received an SIDP Research Award as PI in the past two years or serve on the SIDP Board of Directors. Questions regarding applicant eligibility should be addressed in writing to the Chair of the Research Committee prior to submission.
If a Research Committee member chooses to apply as PI, the committee member/applicant will be recused from participating in the review or handling of this award. If a Research Committee member chooses to apply as Co-Investigator, mentor, or consultant, the committee member will be recused from reviewing the that proposal for the award. It is the responsibility of the Committee member to notify the Committee Chair of their intent to participate in an application.
Submission and Review of Proposals
Proposals should follow the guidelines described in the RFPs and be submitted via email to: Chair of the Research Committee, Trang Trinh (firstname.lastname@example.org), Vice Chair of the Research Committee, Greg Tallman (Gregory.Tallman@providence.org), and SIDP’s main email (email@example.com). Applications submitted after the application deadline will not be considered.
Proposals must be submitted by email no later than 11:59 PM EST on July 31, 2023.
2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Research Grant Winners