Tom Bergan

This ISAC grant was established in memory of Tom Bergan (President 1997-2001; Secretary-General 1989-1997; Executive Member 1985-1989), who passed away in 2001. Tom Bergan contributed greatly to the society, especially in spearheading the establishment of the first official society journal, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents.

Applications for the next Tom Bergan Grant will open in 2021 in advance of the 32nd ICC.

 2019 Awardee 

Jayalaxmi Wangkheimayum (India)

Using endogenous methyltransferase genes as biomarker and kanamycin as signal molecule in detection of multidrug resistant Escherichia coli of clinical origin.

Jayalaxmi Wangkheimayum 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 ( Successful applicants will be notified as soon after the deadline as possible.