JD Williams

This grant was established in memory of John David Williams who served the society since 1977 (Associate Secretary 1977-78); Secretary-General 1979-89; President 1989-93). JD Williams was also the first Editor-in-Chief of the society’s journal, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents.


2019 Awardee 

Urooj Ibrahim (Pakistan))

Fosfomycin an alternative for the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)..

Urooj Ibrahim (Pakistan) was presented with the Tom Bergan Memorial Grant at the 31st ICC - 4th GCCMID in Dubai and is pictured here with the 31th ICC President, Po-Ren Hsueh.


Future Grants

Applications for the next Tom Bergan awardee will open in 2021.

Each successful awardee will be granted 1,000 USD towards the costs of their travel to the ICC and their hotel accommodation as well as free Congress registration. The two highest scoring abstracts submitted via the ISAC Young Investigator Travel Award application process from countries with limited resources will be awarded the Tom Bergan Memorial Award and the John David Williams Memorial Award.

Nomination Procedure

Applications are invited from members of ISAC Member Societies who are under the age of 35 at the time of the Congress. Applicants must be the presenting author. Applications will be invited when abstract submission opens.
Once you have submitted your abstract, please provide the following:
• A letter of application
• A copy of your abstract(s) and abstract number(s)
• Proof of membership status; letter or email from Member Society President/Secretariat
• A short CV
• A copy of your passport
The above should be sent electronically to the ISAC Secretariat (secretariat@ISAC.world). Successful applicants will be notified as soon after the deadline as possible.

Kenji Ota (Japan)

Solithromycin Inhibits MUC5AC Production Induced by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenza in Human Airway Epithelial Cells.


Kenji Ota was presented with the John David Williams Memorial Grant at the 30th ICC in Taiwan.