ESPID Funding Scheme for PostGraduate Teaching Visits for Poor Countries, Switzerland
The aim of this scheme is to provide encouragement and support to ESPID members wishing to devote time to PID teaching and training activities in resource poor countries. For support, visits should be by ESPID members at the written invitation of the host institution. Support is offered for transport costs only. It is expected that the visitor and/or his/her employee should provide their time gratis and that the hosts will cover accommodation and subsistence costs of the visitor during the visit.
- The visit should be to contribute to an established programme of post-graduate medical or scientific education related directly to paediatric infectious diseases or to which PID teaching is directly relevant and a component part.
- Resource poor countries are those in the list linked here
- Guidelines for funding are: A typical award will be for approx Euro 1,000-1,500 (e.g. for a standard class intercontinental flight and related ground transportation costs)
What is Covered:
Economy class travel expenses only. Please note that this is scheme falls outside of ESPID’s normal Expense Reimbursement rules.
Essential/Desirable Criteria – Applicant
- Must be “good standing” ESPID member (click here to download the ESPID “good standing” member criteria) and membership fees must be paid up in full before the application will be processed.
- Previous post graduate teaching experience in PID, preferably with documentation of positive student/delegate feedback
Essential Criteria – Visit
- Must be to resource poor country.
- Must show evidence of an established teaching programme or institution
- Teaching to be done must relate directly to paediatric infectious diseases
- A written invitation to visit from host institution must be provided, must specify (approximate) dates, topic(s) to be covered and confirm that a written certificate of completion of the visit, including documentation of student/delegate feedback will be provided to the visitor and to ESPID.
Application Deadline: 01 Sep 2014