Award/Grant – 2021 CFID Undergraduate Summer Research Grant

Sophie Felleiter

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These awards were established in 2012 to attract bright young minds with outstanding academic records to the field of infectious diseases, microbiology, and infection control, and to fulfill the CFID mission of supporting research in infectious diseases. Each award is funded for $5,000 for a 12-13 week research term. Adjudication is by a selection committee and will be competitive based on academic achievement, research potential or experience, and mentor acceptance. Student awardees are required to submit a summary report within 4 weeks of the termination of their project, and are encouraged to submit a poster or oral presentation about their work at the AMMI Canada/CACMID annual meeting.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Students must be enrolled in a Canadian University in their 2nd year or higher
  • Commitment to 12-13 weeks of research either as a summer research project, an elective research term, or a co-op work-term
  • Minimum GPA of B+ (3.33 or 76%)
  • Preference will be given to sponsoring research faculty who are members of CFID partnered professional associations (eg. AMMI Canada, CACMID, etc.)
  • Research area must be relevant to the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of infectious diseases
  • Priority is given to current focused research areas identified by CFID (e.g. water safety, antimicrobial resistance, rapid diagnostics, infection prevention strategies, antimicrobial stewardship, etc.)