Sleep Research Network Diversity Travel Award Applications Due Monday, August 15th


Sleep Research Society
Monday, July 18, 2011

The Sleep Research Network is pleased to announce the 2011 Diversity Travel Award Program! The next Sleep Research Network Conference will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bethesda, MD on October 5-6, 2011. Up to six travel awards are being offered to honor distinguished young scientists in the field of sleep medicine and provides the awardee with an opportunity to attend an outstanding scientific program on sleep medicine research; to become aware of the most recent, and often unpublished, advances in sleep medicine; and to meet and interact with internationally distinguished researchers and scientists.

Specific benefits include:

  •     A Sleep Research Network member mentor for the conference
  •     The opportunity to present a poster at the annual conference
  •     A travel stipend to attend the conference

The SRN Diversity Travel Award is open to young investigators from underrepresented minorities and women at the postdoctoral and junior faculty level (assistant professor) of their careers from academic institutions in the United States. Applicants must be an American citizen or have legal permanent residency in the United States. Individuals who are in the process of applying for their green card may apply for this award.

APPLY NOW

Please visit our website, www.sleepresearchnetwork.com for further information and to access the application. The deadline for submissions is Monday, August 15, 2011. Should you have questions, please contact Kim Bauer via email at bauerka@upmc.edu.

SLEEP RESEARCH NETWORK DESCRIPTION

The Sleep Research Network is an initiative to promote sustainable multi-institutional collaborations in clinical and translational research.  SRN projects address significant public health and mechanistic questions related to sleep medicine and circadian biology that require large-scale, coordinated, and multidisciplinary approaches.  The Network is currently comprised of researchers representing 34 of the current 55 CTSA institutions across the United States.  An annual conference provides an ongoing forum for investigators and trainees from across the United States to address the following goals: 1) building a Sleep Research Network; 2) evaluating diagnostic and therapeutic technologies; and 3) identifying opportunities for new lines of collaborative research and training.

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