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

Eligible early investigators are invited to submit a research proposal for a chance at receiving a $20,000 research grant. At least four finalists are invited to deliver an oral presentation of their proposal at the SHEA Spring Conference where the winner is selected and announced on site. For more information, visit the Epi Project Competition page.

Research Scholar Award

Eligible early investigators are invited to submit a research proposal for a chance at receiving a $40,000 research grant. The winner will be announced at IDWeek and will be asked to present preliminary research results at the SHEA Spring Conference. For more information, visit the Research Scholar Award page.

The SHEA Research Scholar program promotes SHEA’s mission to mentor, train, and promote professional development in healthcare epidemiology and antibiotic stewardship. Inquiries about these grant awards should be directed to Lynne Batshon.