2024 G.E.R.M: Grants for Emerging Researcher/Clinician Mentorship Program
G.E.R.M. was developed to provide grants to medical students to support a longitudinal mentored clinical learning and/or research project for up to a year, on infectious diseases-related topics including HIV under the mentorship of an IDSA or HIVMA member. This program replaced the IDSA Medical Scholars and HIVMA Medical Students Programs.
Acceptable projects include basic science, epidemiology/clinical research, medical education, structured clinical experiences and quality improvement/program evaluation focused on ID/HIV. Activities include all facets of infectious diseases and HIV including microbiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. G.E.R.M. is a competitive grant opportunity and up to 60 projects are expected to be funded in 2024.