AMR Education Grants

AMR Education Grants for IDSA Core Antimicrobial Stewardship Curriculum of the IDSA Foundation is pleased to announce a new opportunity for medical students, residents, and fellows of the AMR Education Grants . This grant will help medical students a lot in achieving their goal.
To know more about this grant available for all medical student, this blog is wonderful please make sure you read till the end.

This grant is readily made available to those who self-identify as:

  • African American
  • Asian American
  • Native American
  • Caribbean American
  • Hispanic or Latinx

To enable them receive AMR Education Grants that will give them access to the “self-study” IDSA Core Antimicrobial Stewardship Curriculum. An unrestricted educational grant from Thermo Fisher Scientific is funding this activity.

Applications for the prize, which is awarded to 100 deserving candidates on a first-come, first-served basis, will be accepted starting on October 28. Following successful completion of the whole curriculum, each participant will get a certificate.

The foundational course work, which will cover modeling antimicrobial stewardship (AS) best practices in the inpatient and outpatient setting, structuring conversations to influence other providers’ prescribing patterns, and ways to enhance inter professional collaborations while gaining the leadership support necessary for success, will take place over the course of the two years granted to grantees.

A “Bugs and Drugs” primer that outlines important microbiology and pharmacology principles crucial to antimicrobial stewardship has been added to the Core AS curriculum, along with material on pandemic preparedness and what it means to be a steward during COVID-19.

Core Antimicrobial Stewardship Curriculum for Fellows

Overview for AMR Education Grants:

  • Course opens: 07/01/2021
  • Course expires: 07/01/2023
  • IDSA Member cost: $125.00
  • Non-member cost: $175.00

Regardless of their long-term career goals, infectious diseases (ID) fellows can get a basic education and training in antimicrobial stewardship (AS) through the IDSA Core Antimicrobial Stewardship (CAS) Curriculum.
The curriculum is made to fit into an already-existing ID fellowship training program, ensuring that the incoming ID staff is prepared to manage and take part in AS initiatives.

Also Read: ID Student Interest Groups Grant Program

Target Audience for the AMR Education Grants:

This Education grant is specially for Fellows/Trainees in Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the CAS Curriculum, stewards in training should be able to:

1. Explain to patients and health care providers the importance of antibiotic stewardship in the care of individual patients and the community at large

2. Model antibiotic stewardship best practices during the clinical care of patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting

3. Structure a conversation to effect change in the antibiotic prescribing patterns of other providers using techniques based in behavioral psychology

4. Describe elements of an effective antibiotic stewardship program and explain the inter-professional collaborations and leadership support necessary for its success

5. Discuss antibiotic stewardship as a potential career pathway and explain the day to day activities of the antibiotic steward

Other Scholarship opportunities:

Pat McCue/New Orleans Chapter End-of-Life Care Nursing Career Development Award

John Hamel MacGregor Awards in Medical Science


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