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Young Investigator Award

Under the authority of the Committee for Scientific Affairs and Awards

+ AIMS (click to open/close)

ESPID Board has established an additional Young Investigator Award. As of 2013 there are two awards available: one for clinical research and the other one for basic research. These awards will be given out to outstanding young investigator in the field of paediatric infectious diseases. Applications will be judged by the ESPID Committee for Scientific Affairs and Awards.

+ ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA (click to open/close)

To be eligible to apply:

  • Must be “good standing” ESPID member (click here to download the ESPID "good standing" member criteria) and membership fees must be paid up in full before the application
  • You must be less than 40 years of age on the day of the deadline
  • You must send the full text and figures (PDF preferred) of your best article published or accepted during the past three years (i.e. not published prior to January 2010)
  • You must send your curriculum vitae

+ AWARD (click to open/close)

The winner will receive:

  • Euro 1000
  • Free registration, travel (up to €1000) and accomodation for the ESPID 2015 meeting (if registered already, this will be refunded)
  • The Young Investigator’s medal
  • A citation in the Paediatric Infectious Diseases Journal. The winner will be asked to give a 5 minute presentation of their work at the ESPID 2014 meeting.

+ APPLICATION PROCEDURE (click to open/close)

Applicants should send the following information to the ESPID Secretariat, at espid@kenes.ch. Applicants without access to email may send applications by fax +31 20 763 05 11 or by post to ESPID Secretariat, Piet Heinkade 55, 1019GM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Deadline: 31 January 2015

(This form can be copied and pasted into a Word document and filled in and then emailed, faxed or posted)

APPLICATION FOR YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD

Surname:

 

Forenames (in full):

 

Title:

 

Date of birth:

 

Current job / position:

 

Full work address (include zip/postal code):

 

Full address for correspondence (if different from above):

 

Telephone number(s):

 

Fax number:

 

Email:

 

Details of your best paper published or accepted for publication

(you should email us the PDF file of the published paper (htm files not accepted). If the paper has been accepted for publication but has not yet been published we require the full manuscript and figures of the final version accepted for publication and a copy of the final acceptance letter from the editors of the journal.)

 

Signature:

 

Date of application:

 

These must be sent by post or by fax +31 20 763 05 11 to ESPID Secretariat, Piet Heinkade 55, 1019GM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Applications will be assessed by the ESPID secretariat (criterion 1) and members of the ESPID Committee for Scientific Affairs and Awards ( criteria 2-4) according to the following four criteria (outcomes in brackets):

1. Is the work best classified as clinical or basic science? - (C/B)

2. Does the study address a topical PID area in an original way? (i.e. new data of relevance to PID) (1-10 Max 10)

3. Is the study well designed to produce high calibre evidence? (1-10 Max 10)

4. Is the study well presented, making the data easily accessible to critical scrutiny and promoting clear understanding of the findings and limitations of the study? (1-10 Max 10)

Details of the outcome of applications will be dispatched to applicants as soon as possible before the meeting to facilitate travel plans.