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2017 TAE Awards for Training Achievements

Winners selected for TAE award 2017!

ESCMID congratulates Aleksandra Barac and Paola Tatarelli on their awards and achievements. read more


The TAE Award for Training Achievements is intended to recognize and reward outstanding trainees in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases.

New funding scheme in 2017!

The TAE Award for Training Achievements will be presented during the 27th ECCMID in Vienna and includes:

  • A non-restricted prize money of EUR 1,500
  • ECCMID 2017 travel and registration
  • Summer School 2017 registration and accommodation

    Reimbursement of registration fee and travel expenses will take place after the event upon proof of attendance and proof of expenses paid, e.g. boarding cards, tickets, receipts and registration fees.

    We will select a maximum of two awardees in either clinical microbiology or infectious disease specialties.

    The awardees will be honoured during ECCMID at the TAE Trainees Day and the Young Scientists reception as well as during the ESCMID 2017 Summer School.

    Eligibility criteria

    • The applicants must be ESCMID members in good standing and should be born on or after 21 November 1981 or up to 40 years of age with proof of training (ESCMID Young Scientist Member).
    • The applicant must be registered in an accredited training programme which leads to specialisation in clinical/medical microbiology, infectious diseases or other closely related specialties/subspecialties (proof of training status is necessary). A list of closely related specialities/subspecialties can be found in Appendix 2.
    • Applicants for the award must be half or full-time trainees. Full time PhD students and consultant re-training in CM or ID are ineligible
    • Members of the ESCMID Executive Committee and TAE Steering Committee are ineligible.

    Eligible candidates shall be nominated by an individual familiar with his/her work.

    Selection criteria

    Candidates will be selected based on the fulfilment of one or more of the following criteria:

    • Constant improvement of their personal education
    • Spending a period of their training in another country (international education)
    • Publications (in peer-reviewed journals)
    • Participation in project(s) for the improvement of educational training programmes within their discipline locally, nationally or internationally
    • Involvement in project(s) focused on collaboration between different disciplines for educational purposes
    • Education of peers is ranked higher than personal educational activities

    What you need for the nomination

    • One pdf file including: 1) CV (concise with a focus on aspects relevant to the selection criteria, preferably not more than five pages in total, and definitely not exceeding ten pages 2) Proof of the nominee's age; 3) Proof of training status; 4) Brief text describing the candidate, her/his personal education and career, her/his professional interests and personal contributions to the various training projects/training-cooperation she or he has been participating in (see above selection criteria) of a maximum of 150 words.
    • Two letters of support from individuals (one from inside and one from outside the nominating institution)
    • A color photograph in print quality (at least 4 x 6 cm with 300 dpi resolution)

    Nomination procedure

    The deadline to nominate individuals for the TAE Excellence Training Awards 2017 has passed.

    The TAE Steering Committee will select the awardees who will be notified of the decision by 28 February 2017 at the latest. Please refrain from inquiring on the status of your application before this date.