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TAE Outstanding Trainee Award

Purpose

The TAE Outstanding Trainee Award is intended to recognize and reward multi-skilled trainees with extracurricular activities in teaching, networking and collaboration for trainees in clinical microbiology (CM) and infectious diseases (ID).

Funding

The TAE Outstanding Trainee Award will be presented during the ESCMID annual meeting and includes:

  • A non-restricted prize money of EUR 1,000
  • ECCMID 2020 travel and registration
  • Summer School 2020 travel, 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, one in clinical microbiology and one in infectious disease specialties. The awardees will be honored during ECCMID at the TAE Trainees Day and the Young Scientists reception.

Eligibility criteria

  • The applicant must be an ESCMID member in good standing and should be an ESCMID Young Scientist Member (35-years-of-age or younger or under 40 years-of-age if still in training for CM/ID).
  • Applicants for the award must be half or full-time trainees. Full time PhD students and consultant re-training in CM or ID are not eligible.
  • The applicant must be registered in an accredited training program which leads to specialization in clinical/medical microbiology, infectious diseases or other closely related specialties/subspecialties (proof of training status is necessary).
  • The applicant must provide two letters of support by people familiar with his/her work, e.g. a superior, staff member, head of department or his/her mentor.
  • Members of the ESCMID Executive Committee and TAE Steering Committee are not eligible

What you need for the nomination

All documentation is to be submitted electronically (no hard copies required). When submitting, please have the following documentation ready and make sure you have uploaded the correct documents. You cannot make any changes to any part of your nomination once the deadline has expired. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • One pdf file including:

    1. 1) CV (concise with a focus on aspects relevant to the expected achievements, preferably not more than five pages in total, and definitely not exceeding ten pages)
    2. 2) Proof of the applicant age (passport or national ID card);
    3. 3) Proof of training status;
    4. 4) Personal statement (maximum 150 words)

  • Two letters of support

Selection criteria

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

  • Constant improvement of their personal education, including courses outside the (standard) curriculum
  • Spending a period of their training in another country (international education)
  • 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 and number of publications in peer-reviewed journals


Examples of expected outstanding achievements

Candidates will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  • Investing in educating others is considered more important than personal educational activities and number of publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Constant improvement of their personal education, including courses outside the (standard) curriculum
  • Spending a period of their training in another country (international education)
  • Participation in project(s) for the improvement of educational training programs within their discipline locally, nationally or internationally, international activities are considered more important
  • Involvement in project(s) and activities such as teaching or research involving more than one institution nationally and/or internationally
  • Involvement and collective responsibilities in networks, associations and/or organizations at a national or international level

Using knowledge to benefit those outsides of medicine, e.g. humanitarian or charity work


Application will be open from 8. August until 8. October 2019 12:00 CET