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 an MPH, PhD, PharmD, MD degree, or similar terminal degree.

  • Epi Project Competition

    The Epi Project competition will be hosted at the 2023 SHEA Spring Conference.

    The deadline for submission for the 2023 competition is December 31, 2022.

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

  • Research Scholar Award

    SHEA’s Research Scholar Award is a program that funds one proposal for up to $40,000 to an early investigator 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 during the SHEA Business meeting 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

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