SHEA Research Scholar Program

The Research Scholar Program is a grant program funded by the SHEA Education and Research Foundation and facilitated by the SHEA Research Committee. The purpose of the program is to support and mentor early investigators in the field of healthcare epidemiology and antibiotic stewardship research. This program makes research 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 within 5 years of completion of training and who possess a MPH, PhD, PharmD, MD degree or similar terminal degree.

Epi Project Competition

Due to the suspension of the annual SHEA Spring Conference in 2020, the annual Epi Project Competition is also suspended for 2020. The competition will return in 2021 and will be hosted at the 2021 SHEA Spring Conference.

For details about eligibility and proposal criteria for future competitions, visit the Epi Project Competition page.

Research Scholar Award

In 2020, SHEA will award two Research Scholar Awards for up to $30,000 to early investigators who are within 5 years of completion of training to conduct a research project that address knowledge gaps and new challenges in healthcare epidemiology and antibiotic stewardship research. The winner will be announced and presented with the award at IDWeek 2020 in Philadelphia, Pa.

Key Dates:

  • Application submission period opens: May 1, 2020
  • Application submission period closes: June 15, 2020
  • Winner Notified: August 1, 2020
  • Winner Announced: October 2020 at IDWeek

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants are early investigators who possess a MPH, PhD, PharmD, MD or similar terminal degree, and are within 5 years of completion of training. Applicants will submit project ideas to be executed with the oversight of a mentor. 

Read here for a full list and description of requirements for submitting a winning proposal for the Research Scholar Award. Questions regarding eligibility (status of training, credentials) and submission requirements should be emailed to epicompetition@shea-online.org