Career Recognition Awards

The following awards are selected based on applications sent to the SHEA Awards Committee. The application deadline is June 17, 2022. All award materials or questions can be submitted to foundation@shea-online.org.

  • SHEA Mentor Scholar Award

    The SHEA Mentor Scholar Award honors an individual recognized for their dedication and excellence in mentoring trainees in infection prevention and control. The winner of the award will receive $1500.

    Eligibility

    1. Nominees must be recognized for their impact on education infection prevention and control
    2. Nominees must be members of SHEA in good standing
    3. Prior recipients are ineligible for this award

    Nomination Procedure

    1. A nomination letter from a SHEA member outside of the nominee’s institution
    2. A support letter from the nominee’s mentees
    3. Each nominee must submit a curriculum vitae]
  • SHEA Senior Scholarship Award

    The SHEA Senior Scholarship Award recognizes the work of an investigator/practitioner in infection prevention/healthcare epidemiology in practice for 15 years or more. The award consists of $1,250 and a plaque. Selection will be based on the breadth and quality of the nominee’s contributions to infection prevention/healthcare epidemiology.

    Eligibility

    1. SHEA member in good standing.
    2. In practice for 15 years or more (starting from the time of completion of fellowship training).

    Nomination Procedure

    1. A nomination letter from a SHEA member summarizing the nominee’s contributions to infection prevention and control/healthcare epidemiology
    2. Nominee’s CV
    3. Letter no longer than one page of nominee’s goals and interest in infection prevention and control/healthcare epidemiology
  • SHEA Pediatric Scholarship Award

    The SHEA Pediatric Scholarship Award is intended to recognize the work of an investigator/practitioner in pediatric infection prevention and control/healthcare epidemiology. Awardees will receive $1,250. Selection will be based on the breadth and quality of the nominee’s contributions to the field of pediatric infection prevention/healthcare epidemiology.

    Eligibility

    1. SHEA member in good standing.
    2. Significant contributions to pediatric infection prevention/healthcare epidemiology

    Nomination Procedure:

    1. A nomination letter from a SHEA member summarizing the nominee’s contributions to infection prevention and control/healthcare epidemiology
    2. Nominee’s CV
    3. Letter no longer than one page of nominee’s goals and interest in infection prevention, healthcare epidemiology, or antibiotic stewardship
  • SHEA Mid-Career Scholarship Award

    The SHEA Mid-Career Scholarship Award recognizes the work of an investigator/practitioner in infection prevention/healthcare epidemiology in practice for 5-15 years. The award consists of $1,250 and a plaque. Selection will be based on the breadth and quality of the nominee’s contributions to infection prevention/healthcare epidemiology.

    Eligibility

    1. SHEA member in good standing.
    2. In practice for 5-15 years (starting from the time of completion of fellowship training)
    3. Prior recipients of SHEA Investigator Award (pre-2015) or SHEA Pediatric Investigator Award are ineligible for this award

    Nomination Procedure

    1. A nomination letter from a SHEA member summarizing the nominee’s contributions to infection prevention and control/healthcare epidemiology
    2. Nominee’s CV
    3. Letter no longer than one page of nominee’s goals and interest in infection prevention and control/healthcare epidemiology
  • SHEA International Scholarship Award

    The SHEA International Scholarship Award recognizes the work of an investigator/practitioner in infection prevention/healthcare epidemiology in practice outside of the United States and Canada. The award consists of $1,750 and a plaque. Selection will be based on the breadth and quality of the nominee’s contributions to infection prevention/healthcare epidemiology.

    Eligibility

    1. SHEA member in good standing
    2. In practice outside of the United States and Canada

    Nomination Procedure

    1. A nomination letter from a SHEA member summarizing the nominee’s contributions to infection prevention and control/healthcare epidemiology
    2. Nominee’s CV
    3. Letter no longer than one page of nominee’s goals and interest in infection prevention and control/healthcare epidemiology
  • SHEA Advanced Practice IP Award

    The SHEA Advanced Practice Infection Prevention (IP) Award is intended to recognize professional accomplishments and contributions to the science of infection prevention, healthcare epidemiology, or antibiotic stewardship by an experienced professional in the field. The award will be given annually to a non-physician infection preventionist to support his/her continuing education and professional development. The award consists of $1,250, and a plaque. The Awards Committee will recommend the finalist to the SHEA Board of Trustees for approval.

    Eligibility

    1. Nominee must be a professional actively involved in infection prevention and control/healthcare epidemiology for at least 10 years.
    2. Nominee must be an active SHEA and/or Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) member.
    3. Nominee must be a recognized expert and show evidence of significant contributions to infection prevention and control research, and have created, delivered, promoted, or influenced infection prevention and control/healthcare epidemiology practice, or influenced public perception, attitudes, and awareness.
    4. Prior recipients are ineligible for this award.

    Nomination Procedure

    1. A nomination letter from a SHEA member summarizing the nominee’s contributions to infection prevention and control/healthcare epidemiology
    2. Nominee’s CV
    3. Letter no longer than one page of nominee’s goals and interest in infection prevention, healthcare epidemiology, or antibiotic stewardship
  • SHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Scholarship Award

    The SHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Scholarship Award recognizes the work of an investigator/practitioner in antibiotic stewardship that has been involved in stewardship for 5 years or more. The award consists of $1,250 and a plaque. Selection will be based on the breadth and quality of the nominee’s contributions to antibiotic stewardship programs and research. The Awards Committee will recommend the finalist to the SHEA Board of Trustees for approval.

    Eligibility

    1. SHEA member in good standing
    2. In practice for 5 years or more (starting from the time of completion of fellowship training)

    Nomination Procedure

    1. A nomination letter from a SHEA member summarizing the nominee’s contributions to antibiotic stewardship
    2. Nominee’s CV
    3. Letter no longer than one page of nominee’s goals and interest in antibiotic stewardship
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