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SIDP Early Career Research Awards


SIDP is soliciting Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy research proposals from SIDP members who qualify as young investigators (as defined in the Applicant Criteria). The primary purpose of the research award is to provide funding for research projects that will further contribute to the development of the principal investigator’s research career and improve their competitiveness for future extramural funding. The research proposals must address a current pharmacotherapy issue(s) surrounding the prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment of infectious diseases.

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SIDP Young Investigator Research Award:

Financial support is limited to $20,000 for a one (1) year non-renewable grant.

SIDP/ Institut Mérieux Research Award

Financial support is limited to $20,000 for a one (1) year non-renewable grant.


Applications must be submitted no later than 6 PM E.S.T. on September 8, 2020.

Completed applications from eligible applicants will be considered for both awards. The top two applications (one for each award listed above) will be awarded.  Awardees will be announced at the SIDP Annual Meeting. 


Applicant Criteria

At the time of application submission, the Principal Investigator (PI) must be an Active or Associate Member of SIDP and be employed by a non-profit institution. Applications from trainees at the time of submission will not be considered. Specifically, applicants enrolled in a PGY1/PGY2/fellowship or graduate degree training program during the award period are ineligible; 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. Furthermore, the PI must be ≤ 10 years since completion of their terminal training (e.g., residency, fellowship, graduate degree), not receiving NIH or other peer-reviewed federal funding as PI/site PI at the time of submission, and cannot have received cumulative extramural funding of ≥ $100,000 as PI from any funding source. Finally, SIDP members who have received an SIDP Research Award as PI in the past two years, and members of the SIDP Board of Directors are ineligible to serve as PI for these awards. 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, he/she will be recused from participating in the review or handling of that specific award. If a Research Committee member chooses to apply as Co-investigator, mentor, or consultant, he/she will be recused from review of the proposal they are supporting. It is the responsibility of the Committee member to notify the Committee Chair of their intent to participate in an application.

Review of Applications

Applications will be judged according to fit with the funding opportunity announcement, scientific merit, feasibility of the research proposal, strength and experience of the candidate; and quality of the research environment. If none of the applications are deemed suitable for the Grant, then none will be awarded for the year of 2019.

Announcement of Winner

The recipient of the Grant will be announced at the 2020 SIDP Annual Meeting. The results of the research project must be presented (poster/oral) at the SIDP Annual Meeting within 12 months of completion of the project. Travel expenses for the recipient’s travel to the conference will be the responsibility of the recipient. The successful applicant will be notified by the end of September 2020.

Terms and Conditions

  1. The term of the award is one (1) year, beginning November 23, 2020 and may not be deferred.
  2. A written MID-YEAR report shall be submitted to the Chair of Research Committee and the Board by May 24, 2021.
  3. A written FINAL report shall be submitted to the Chair of Research Committee and the SIDP President at the end of the one (1) year research project (as described below).

Submission of Proposals

Proposals should be converted to a single PDF file adhering to the format described above. The PDF file of the proposal is then electronically submitted to BOTH Shelley Warnock at Affinity Strategies ( , and the Chair of the Research Committee, Richard Drew (

Proposals must be submitted by email no later than 6 PM E.S.T. on September 8, 2020.

Presentation at SIDP Annual Meeting

A poster presentation is required at the SIDP Annual Meetings following the research award grant date (2020 or 2021). A request to delay the presentation must be received by the Chair of the Research Committee and the SIDP Board of Directors prior to the second annual SIDP meeting. 

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