SHEA Research Scholar Program

SHEA is seeking bright and dedicated young investigators in the field of healthcare epidemiology and antibiotic stewardship research to advance the field. Funded by the SHEA Education and Research Foundation, the SHEA Research Scholar Program makes grant funding available for early investigators to conduct studies that can shape our understanding of infection prevention, antibiotic stewardship, and implementation science. Eligible applicants are SHEA members who are early investigators with a MPH, PhD, PharmD or MD degree and are within 5 years of completion of training.

Epi Project Competition

The SHEA Research Committee is seeking bright and dedicated early investigators in the field of healthcare epidemiology research. The Epi Project Competition will award up to $20,000 in grants for winning proposals for research to develop pilot data that supports the conduct of a future larger scale research project, and the likelihood that a future project would attract additional funding support. Winning proposals are those that generate data that can shape our understanding of transmission of healthcare-associated infections and identify the best prevention methods and implementation science.

Prospective investigators should make note of the following milestones:

  • Proposals Acceptance Period December 17 through January 28
  • Proposal Submissions Due January 28
  • Finalists Announced March 1 
  • Epi Project Competition April 25

To receive updates and informative guidance for the competition, prospective competitors should send an email to to be added to the distribution list. For details about eligibility and proposal criteria, visit the Epi Project Competition page.

Research Scholar Award

The SHEA Research Scholar program promotes SHEA's mission to mentor, train, and promote professional development in healthcare epidemiology and antibiotic stewardship. The 2018 winner is Valeria Fabre, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University for her proposal, "Improving Blood Culture Ordering Practices in Hospitalized Adult Patients."