Institut Mérieux – MSIDC Young Investigator Awards
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major public health issue worldwide. The Institut Mérieux and its entities have been committed for many years in the fight against AMR and improvement of antibiotic stewardship. In order to provide an incentive for promising young investigators working in the field of AMR, Institut Mérieux allocates several awards worldwide to researchers or clinicians at the beginning of their carrier in recognition of a major achievement having significant impact on the handling of AMR. To maximize the visibility of such an award, and ensure proper selection of the candidates, Institut Mérieux relies on the expertise of well-established associations working in the field of AMR in each selected countries.
• Investigators/applicants are current members of Malaysian Society of Infectious diseases & Chemotherapy (MSIDC).
• Serving in a hospital or in a relevant research institution on a full time basis as infectious disease clinician, clinical or molecular microbiologist or epidemiologist.
• With less than 10 years of clinical practice experience or less than 10 years of working experience in microbiology after their postgraduate qualification.
• Involved and made significant contribution in AMR research and/or patient management with a national impact.
• Indicators of impact could be either publication(s) in prominent international journals and / or Implementation of guidelines / protocols having led to significant improvements in the following areas.
Selection process and Conditions.
• Applications for the award should reach MSIDC on or before 15th March 2018.
• For the award, please submit the completed application form in the provided format along with a recommendation letter from the host institution where the nominee is working at the time of application and one 2x2 ID picture of the nominee. One set of all the documents should be send through email to email@example.com
• Members of scientific council of MSIDC will assess the applications and will choose two to three suitable applications, which will be forwarded to the scientific board of Institut Mérieux with their recommendations for the selection of the laureate. The Institut Mérieux keeps the possibility not to allocate any award if none of the proposal is meeting minimum qualification for the award.
• Institut Mérieux will notify MSIDC the name of the laureate for the year 2018. MSIDC will organize an award ceremony during its annual congress to be held in April 2018.
• In order to receive the award money, which is not exceeding €10,000 (Euro Ten thousand), the institution hosting the laureate should engage an agreement with Institut Mérieux. The award money will be transferred only to the hosting institution of the laureate, and the institution will hold responsibility for proper utilization of the fund for research by the laureate.
The laureate of the MSIDC – Institut Merieux Award for 2017
Dr Wong Won Fen (University Malaya)