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SRS 2017 Trainee Opportunities

Sleep Research Society
Friday, January 6, 2017

Trainee Symposia Series
Awards And Application Window Opening Soon
The Trainee Symposia Series is intended to foster scientific investigation, professional education and career development in sleep and circadian research as well as academic sleep medicine. The Trainee Symposia Series includes seminars on the science of sleep and circadian rhythms, career development, grant writing, a leadership workshop, mentorship opportunities, breakfast and luncheon expert sessions, as well as social activities for trainees to foster a collegial atmosphere.

SRS competitive awards exist to support a trainee’s effort to grow in the field. Current SRS ‘Student’ Membership is required. Each application will be reviewed on its own merit. Please apply to all awards for which you are eligible and interested, attending to the requirements in the application.  Only applicants who are registered for the Trainee Symposia Series at SLEEP 2017 (Sunday June 4, 2017) will be considered.

Registration for both SLEEP 2017 and the Trainee Symposia Series will be verified prior to final selections.

Trainee Merit Award
Trainee Merit Awards are financial awards which are approximately the cost of registration for SLEEP 2017, a certificate, and recognition in an SRS Update. To be eligible for a Trainee Merit Award, trainees must submit an abstract for the SLEEP 2017 meeting; trainees must complete/submit the application, attend the full Trainee Day, Sunday June 4th, 2017 and submit an evaluation, on site.  All merit award winners will be notified no later than March 30, 2017.

Trainee Merit Awards are only distributed at the conclusion of the Sunday workshops. A completed evaluation form, available only in person-June 4, 2017, is required. No awards will be mailed.

Leadership Development Workshop Award
On Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, a Leadership Development Workshop will be held for a select group of trainees seeking guidance in leadership skills development. The half-day workshop will include speakers, interactive panels, and small group discussions. Topics will include effective ways to work with your mentor and develop mentoring skills, transitioning to independence, setting goals, keeping priorities in focus, setting up and managing a lab, and getting involved with service. An application is required.  All workshop participants will be notified no later than March 30, 2017.

2017 SLEEP Meeting Mentor Program (SMMP) Award
The Sleep Meeting Mentor Program offers a unique opportunity to interact with a faculty mentor in sleep and circadian research at the SLEEP 2017 meeting. This program was developed to facilitate networking and career development opportunities (e.g., CV review, grant development ideas, etc.) for trainees who show strong potential for a career in sleep and circadian research, but need additional mentorship not available at their home institution. If selected, the matching of mentees and mentors will be done based on mentor availability. No guarantees are made that the mentee trainee will be matched with one of their named ideal mentors.  Please note, while it is our hope that the trainee/faculty connection will continue past the meeting, the goal of this program is to provide brief mentorship during SLEEP 2017.  An application is required.  All selected for this program will be notified no later than March 30, 2017.

Trainee Social Opportunities are made known through the SRS Trainee Facebook Page, a private group. Register at https://www.facebook.com/groups/srstrainees/

Applicants are welcome to apply for more than one opportunity, and will be asked to rank preference.
Trainees selected will be notified no later than March 30, 2017.
Applications due 11:59PM, CST, February 3, 2017