ISID/ESCMID joint fellowships

ESCMID and ISID (International Society for Infectious Diseases) jointly sponsor two fellowships per year to perform multidisciplinary clinical and laboratory training abroad. This particular fellowship is intended for applicants residening in low and lower-middle income countries, as classified by the World Bank, from outside of Europe, who are less than forty years of age (including career breaks), wishing to come to Europe for their fellowship. Young colleagues are invited to learn from experienced specialists and to take home new ideas and processes that help them improve their clinical or laboratory practice. In the formative stages of their careers, successful applicants are given the opportunity to extend their research experience; learn from experienced infectious disease specialists; and return home with knowledge and processes that will help them improve clinical practice in regions where it most needs strengthening.


Two fellowships of up to US$7,500 and up to three months in duration are awarded annually.

The fellowship is organised through ISID and bound to their guidelines. Please refer to the ISID website for the full application procedure, requirements and deadlines.


Applications for the 2022 Fellowships are now open, apply here

Deadline to apply is 31 May 2022 at 12:00 noon EST!

Awardees 2021

Brian Arturo Mondeja Rodríguez
Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Cuba (CEA)


Dr Mondeja is a young microbiologist research at the Center of Advance Research of Cuba (CEA) where he is heading the NanoBioformulation Department and the Microbiology Lab Research Unit. For more than 12 years, he has been working with mycoplasmas, in particular Mycoplasma genitalium. His current focus is on Nano-biomedicine, in the field of new advance methods for the diagnosis and treatment of emergent infectious agents as M. genitalium diagnosis and antimicrobial susceptibility aiming to improve treatment with the application of Nanotechnology. He has been part of several research projects focus in STDs and in the new COVID-19 pandemic.

Mulatu Gashaw Adbaru
Jimma University's School of Medical Laboratory Science, Jimma, Ethiopia


Mulatu Gashaw Adbaru works as an Assistant Professor of clinical microbiology at the Jimma University's School of Medical Laboratory Science, Ethiopia. He works and teaches microbiology courses to undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Jimma Medical Center's Microbiology Laboratory and Core Research Laboratory. Since 2015, he has been involved in a number of national and international research programs, including SIP, HELP, ERNEST, ESTHER AMR, and COMBAT AMR. His previous projects were on nosocomial infection, neonatal sepsis, infection prevention and control, and community surveillance of Helicobacter pylori infection.


He is currently a Ph.D. fellow at the Center for International Health, Ludwig Maximillian University (CIHLMU) in Munich, Germany. His research project focuses on determining the mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance, molecular epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance, and understanding the transmission dynamics of the antimicrobial-resistant genome in bacteria isolated from the environment, animals, and humans following the One Health approach.