· Young investigator living and working in a Latin American country.
· Less than 10 years of working experience after their postgraduate qualification in clinical infectious diseases, microbiology/pathology, veterinary medicine, environmental sciences, public health, or epidemiology.
· Serving in a hospital, in the community, or in a relevant research institution on a full-time basis as infectious diseases clinician, non-specialist clinician, microbiologist (pathologist), researcher, veterinarian, environmentalist, public health official, or epidemiologist.
· Involved and made outstanding contribution(s) in research and/or patient management with a national impact in the field of bacterial antibiotic resistance (excluding tuberculosis). Indeed, this award is specifically made on the basis of outstanding contribution to the field, rather than the strength of proposed future research.
· 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:
o Development of new tools / approaches in tackling antibiotic resistance.
o Adoption of innovative approaches for controlling antibiotic resistance.
o Any actions having led to improved control / measurable reduction of resistant infections in the healthcare setting, veterinary field, animal husbandry, or agriculture.