SSI/ISID Infectious Diseases Research Fellowship Program 2020

“SSI/ISID Infectious Diseases Research Fellowship Program 2020”

ISID and the Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases (SSI) jointly sponsor the SSI/ISID Infectious Diseases Research Fellowship Program.

SSI/ISID Infectious Diseases Research Fellowship

The purpose of this Fellowship Program is to support infectious disease physicians and scientists from under-resourced countries through multidisciplinary clinical and laboratory training at select biomedical institutions in Switzerland.

The objectives of the Fellowship Program are:

  • To train promising young physicians and scientists from under-resourced countries for clinical and research positions in infectious diseases.
  • To foster partnerships between fellows and infectious disease leaders in Switzerland.
  • To increase scientific research capacity in under-resourced/high disease burden countries.
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Opportunities for training and research in a variety of areas ranging from basic studies of the mechanism of disease to studies in public health, epidemiology, diagnostics, therapeutics or vaccine development, are available through this program.

SSI/ISID Infectious Diseases Research Fellowship  Eligibility

  • SSI/ISID fellowships are open to residents of low and middle-income countries as classified by the World Bank who have either an M.D. or Ph.D. in a relevant field and hold a position at a medical, research or public health institution.
  • NOTE: Applicants are required to be proficient in writing and speaking English and either German (for Basel, Bern and Zurich) or French (for Geneva and Lausanne). Applicants who propose a research-only fellowship does not need French or German fluency.

Value of Award: A financial stipend of up to 50,000 CHF per year (approximately $51,000 USD) will be given to Fellows to cover travel costs and living expenses.  The program intends to award one fellowship every year.

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Duration of Award: The term of the Fellowship is for one year. The start date will be determined by an arrangement between the host institution and the Fellow.

How to Apply for SSI/ISID Infectious Diseases Research Fellowship

Applications should be made using our online submissions system and include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A letter of commitment from the applicant’s home institution guaranteeing position upon completion of the fellowship
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Personal statement describing career goals and objectives, and relevance of training

For more information, visit the SSI/ISID Infectious Diseases Research Fellowship.

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Application Deadline: 24th April 2020

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