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Robert E. Shope International Fellowship in Infectious Diseases
Application deadline: May 14, 2014
Shope Fellowship At-A-Glance
• Open to full-time post-doctoral fellows (PhD, DVM, MD or the equivalent) with positions at North American institutions who study any tropical infectious disease in arbovirology and/or emerging tropical infectious diseases
• Short-term research experience in the tropics
• Financial support of $25,000 to help defray travel costs, living expenses and/or research abroad
• Projects must begin after August 1, 2014
• Preference given to ASTMH post-doc/medical resident/fellow
• Notice of award in early August
The Fellowship Committee selects candidates based on academic credentials, recommendations, quality of the research proposal, feasibility of completing the project, potential for enhancing international collaborative possibilities and demonstration of serious career interest in international research in tropical infectious diseases. Although projects addressing any arbovirus and/or emerging tropical infectious disease will be considered for award, priority will be given to those proposals focused on research topics involving arboviral diseases.
Applicants – Individuals with doctoral-level degrees who seek fellowship funding to support travel, living and research expenses to work in laboratories in the tropics to pursue studies in arbovirology and/or emerging tropical infectious diseases.
Call for Nominations: Maurice Hilleman/Merck Award
ASM’s premier award for major contributions to pathogenesis, vaccine discovery, vaccine development, and/or control of vaccine-preventable diseases. The award is presented in memory of Maurice R. Hilleman, whose work in the development of vaccines has saved the lives of many throughout the world.
The nominee must have made outstanding achievements in pathogenesis, vaccine discovery, vaccine development, and/or control of vaccine-preventable diseases.
A cash prize of $20,000, a commemorative piece, and travel to the ASM General Meeting where the laureate will deliver the Maurice Hilleman/Merck Award lecture.
Deadline: July 1.
Nominations will be considered without updating for three years. Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted. Only one nominating form and two supporting forms are accepted per nomination. The two supporters must be persons other than the nominator who are familiar with the nominee's qualifications and accomplishments. Only one of the three individuals involved in the nomination may be employed at the nominee's institution. The nominator and supporters must not share employers.
Nominations must consist of the following:
Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
ASM awards are granted at the discretion of the award selection committees and may not be awarded every year.