G.E.R.M.

Grants for Emerging Researchers/ClinicianS Mentorship

THE IDSA FOUNDATION AND HIV MEDICINE ASSOCIATION ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE A NEW COLLABORATIVE INITIATIVE – G.E.R.M.: GRANTS FOR EMERGING RESEARCHERS/CLINICIANS MENTORSHIP.

G.E.R.M. was developed to provide grants to medical students to support a longitudinal mentored clinical learning and/or research project for up to a year, on infectious diseases-related topics including HIV under the mentorship of an IDSA or HIVMA member. This program will replace the IDSA Medical Scholars and HIVMA Medical Students Programs.

Acceptable projects include research, clinical training, medical education activities, quality improvement or antimicrobial stewardship, focused on ID/HIV. Activities include all facets of infectious diseases and HIV including epidemiology, microbiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. G.E.R.M. is a competitive grant opportunity and up to 60 projects are expected to be funded in 2019.

 

Who can apply?

Applicants must be medical students (first, second or third year and those in combined degree programs including MD/MPH and MD/PhD) from an accredited allopathic or osteopathic medical school in the U.S.

U.S. citizens and permanent residents pursuing medical school outside of the U.S. (including Caribbean and off-shore institutions) are also eligible to apply. These students should be interested in pursuing specialty training in the U.S.

Application and Award details

The call for applications opens January 9, 2019 and the deadline to apply is February 18, 2019. Notifications will be made in March 2019.  Applications will be reviewed and scored by a joint IDSA Foundation and HIVMA Review Committee. Awardees receive a $4,000 stipend per year and depending on the availability of funding may apply for additional funding to extend their project. Students receive a free membership in IDSA and HIVMA.

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