||SIS Evaluative Research Fellowship Award
Research Fellowships | Past SIS Evaluative Research Fellowship Award Recipients
The SIS Evaluative Research Fellowship supports projects dealing with the broad area of evaluative research in surgical infection. Residents or fellows who have completed at least two years of post-graduate training in a surgical discipline are eligible to apply for the SIS Evaluative Research Fellowship. Junior faculty members in the rank of Assistant Professor or Instructor for no more than three years in a surgical discipline are also eligible to apply. Please note that preference will be given to residents and fellows in awarding the SIS Evaluative Research Fellowship.
Research proposals should pertain to the broad area of evaluative research in surgical infection. Typical topics might include:
Concomitant enrollment in a formal graduate-level training program in evaluative, epidemiology, and/or outcome research is strongly encouraged.
- Clinical epidemiology (factors affecting the incidence of surgical infections, morbidity of surgical infections, epidemiology of surgical infections)
- Health services research (surgical infection costs, need for hospitalization, measuring improvements in clinical care of surgical infections)
- Decision analysis (need for antimicrobial intervention, results of surgical infection interventions)
The sponsor must be an SIS member at the time of the application. The support will be given as a gift to the institution accepting responsibility for the research environment of the awardees. These fellowships must be expended solely for the purpose of the sponsored research. The award shall be used only for salary support or direct cost expenditures of the funded research project conducted inby an SIS member, who serves as the sponsor/mentor. No part of the award may be used for indirect costs. Funding will begin July 1, 2013. In-Training Fellowship awardees should not have any regularly assigned clinical duties during the Fellowship period.
Renewal for second year of funding is competitive and is limited to 2 years total.
Successful SIS sponsors/mentors must skip one funding period prior to sponsoring/mentoring another application. The only exception allowed will be consideration of competitive applications for the second
year of an existing fellowship.
For All Fellowship Award Applicants
Applicants will be notified 4 weeks prior at the annual meeting of the Surgical Infection Society in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 12-15th, 2103. The SIS Fellowship Committee will review the applications and forward recommendations to the Surgical Infection Society Foundation who will make the final decision regarding the awards. Fellowship recipients are expected to submit and present an abstract and attend the SIS annual meeting in 2013.
Letters of support from the endorsers, research sponsor, and department Chairperson must be included with the application. These letters should describe the facilities available for the applicant, sources of salary support, and a guarantee of protected time. The letters should summarize the significance of this project and the applicant’s qualifications. The letter from the departmental Chairperson must indicate that no Fellowship funds will be used for overhead and that all monies provided are specifically for the Awardee’s salary and direct research costs. Absence of this letter will exclude consideration of the application.
SIS Fellowship application forms are available online. These forms must be downloaded from the website, completed on your computer, and sent via e-mail to Dr. Nadler. The instructions regarding completion of the SIS Fellowship forms must be followed.
Questions? Please contact:
Evan P. Nadler, M.D.
Division of Pediatric Surgery
Children's National Medical Center
111 Michigan Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20010
Email Dr. Nadler