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 epicompetition@shea-online.org to be added to the distribution list. For details about eligibility and proposal criteria, visit the Epi Project Competition page.