SIDP Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and welcoming society and improving the representation of minoritized individuals in our membership, leadership, and profession. In July 2020, we appointed the Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, to uplift the voices of minoritized members and to recommend actions that will better ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion across the Society. Recognizing the value and on-going importance of the Task Force, as of 2021, it is now a permanent SIDP Committee.
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Research Award
SIDP is soliciting Infectious Diseases Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion research proposals from SIDP members who qualify as investigators with a focus on projects that promote more equitable, inclusive, diverse, accessible, and just practices involving infectious diseases. The primary purpose of this research award is to support and build careers of the underrepresented community (and/or) to improve communities most affected by structural racism. The proposed research must address our understanding or improvement of the impact of racial disparities and/or structural racism in our profession or the care of our patient populations. Clinical and bench research impact underrepresented communities, and applications in either of these areas may be considered.
Funding$20,000 is available to fund a one (1) year, non-renewable grant.
At the time of application submission, the Principal Investigator (PI) must meet all eligibility requirements to be a Full or Associate Member of SIDP (see eligibility criteria). If not a current SIDP member, membership will be awarded as part of receipt of this grant award. The PI or co-principal investigator (co-PI) must self-identify as being from a race, ethnicity, gender identity, or sexual orientation historically underrepresented in infectious disease research. Applications from individuals who are trainees at the time of submission will not be considered. Specifically, applicants enrolled in a PGY1/PGY2/fellowship or graduate degree training program during the award period are ineligible. However, applicants employed in a position eligible to serve as PI at their institution who are enrolled in post-PharmD graduate or non-degree programs are eligible. This award cannot fund work in fulfillment of any graduate degree requirements. Finally, SIDP members who have received an SIDP Research Award as PI in the past two years and members of the SIDP Board of Directors are ineligible to serve as PI for this award. Questions regarding applicant eligibility should be addressed in writing to the Chair of the Research Committee prior to submission.
If a Research Committee member chooses to apply (as PI, co-investigator, mentor, or consultant), he/she will be recused from participating in the review or handling of this award. It is the responsibility of the Committee member to notify the Research Committee Chair of their intent to participate in an application. DEI Task force liaisons who will be contributing to the review of applications are not eligible to apply.
Submission and Review of Proposals
New Request for Proposals coming soon
2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Research Award Winners