The Faculty of Infectious Diseases (FID) is composed of faculty, junior scientists, and industry partners who share a common goal to increase understanding of the basic biology of infectious agents, their interactions with human and animal hosts, their natural ecology, and the epidemiology of the diseases they cause, and to apply this knowledge to improving the detection, control and prevention of infectious diseases.
Two categories exist for individual membership:
- Full Members are tenured or tenure-track faculty at UGA having research interests in infectious diseases or related fields. Full members are eligible (i) to participate in all FID programs, meetings, symposia, and communications; (ii) to apply for FID Seed Grants, and (iii) to serve on the FID Executive Council.
- Associate Members are research track faculty at UGA, faculty at other institutions, and scientists at the CDC, USDA, other federal agencies or affiliated with Corporate Members and Corporate Sponsors of the FID. Associate Members are eligible to participate in all FID meetings, symposia, and communications. In addition, Associate Members who are research track faculty at UGA can partner with Full Members in seeking Seed Grant funding.
Application submission deadlines for membership in the FID are normally March 1 and September 1. Applications for full and associate membership in the FID can be submitted any time and are reviewed by the Executive Council; memberships are renewable every five years.
We invite companies involved in vaccine, therapeutic, and diagnostics development and production to join The Faculty of Infectious Diseases as Corporate Members.
These industry partners may have a non-voting representative on the Executive Council to provide input on emerging issues and research needs of the industry and topics of interest for research symposia. Up to five employees of each Corporate Member may participate in meetings and symposia of the FID and have convenient access to individual Full and Associate Members.
A $10,000 annual contribution to the FID entitles a company to Corporate Membership. These funds will be used to support seed grants on emerging and on-going infectious disease threats. No indirect costs will be charged against these contributions.
Corporate Members can also choose to be Corporate Sponsors of the FID. A single contribution of $100,000 entitles a company to permanent corporate sponsorship of the FID.
Corporate Memberships and Sponsorships require nomination by a member of the FID Executive Council. For more information please contact the Director.