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Monday, 23 August 2010

Infectious Diseases Research International Fellowship Program, Switzerland

International Fellowship Program is to support infectious disease physicians and scientists from developing and middle income countries or Eastern Europe 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 developing and middle income countries for clinical and research positions in infectious diseases,
  • to foster partnerships between Fellows and infectious disease leaders in Switzerland, and
  • to increase scientific research capacity in low income/high disease burden countries.
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.

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

A financial stipend of up to 36,000 SF per year (approximately $35,500 USD) will be given to Fellows to cover travel costs and living expenses. The program intends to award two fellowships every year

Eligibility :
The program is open to applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of developing countries or Eastern Europe. Applicants should have a M.D. or a Ph.D in a relevant field and should hold a position at a medical, research, or public health institution. An endorsement by the home institution is required for participation in the program.

Applications will be reviewed by a joint SSI and ISID committee. Selection will be based on the applicant’s academic potential, career plans, previous clinical/research experience, letters of reference, and relevance of training to home institution and home country. Personal interviews will be arranged with selected applicants as the final step in the application process.

The annual application deadline for Fellowship applications is 1 April 2011. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by 1 July.

Requests for application materials and additional information should be directed to:
International Society for Infectious Diseases
Professional Development Working Group
9 Babcock Street, Unit 3
Brookline, Massachusetts 02446

Fax: (617) 278-9113

Further Fellowship Information and Application

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