The Emerging Leaders Program was developed in 2016 to recognize excellence in the field of infectious diseases at an early career level, to facilitate capacity building and succession planning and to give select, promising early career investigators and physicians the opportunity to become familiar with the Society's work, engage in ISID's activities, showcase their work and network with colleagues around the world. Emerging Leaders will serve a four year term.


  • Early career investigator/physician (MD and/or PhD) as defined by being at the fellow/instructor/assistant professor level or equivalent for other countries; Individuals at full or associate professor level and chairs of departments are not eligible;
  • In training or recently completed training in the areas of infectious diseases, microbiology, epidemiology, public health or other specialty that deals with the prevention, management, or treatment of infectious diseases;
  • Past performance indicative of a promising career in infectious diseases;
  • Applicant must be a member of ISID (membership is free - join here)

Application requirements:
  • Three letters of recommendation explaining what makes you stand out amongst your peers;
  • Personal statement of no more than 500 words;
  • CV
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