ISID and the Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases (SSI) jointly sponsor the SSI/ISID Infectious Diseases Research Fellowship Program. The purpose of this Fellowship Program is to support infectious disease physicians and scientists from developing and middle income countries through multidisciplinary clinical and laboratory training at select biomedical institutions in Switzerland. 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. to train promising young physicians and scientists from developing and middle income countries for clinical and research positions in infectious diseases
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.