Trainee Awards at Sleep

SRS Trainee Awards at SLEEP are intended to help young investigators offset the cost of attending SLEEP, the Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Each year during SLEEP, the SRS hosts the SRS Trainee Symposia Series to benefit researchers and scientists as they begin their careers.

Trainee Merit Award

Trainee Merit Awards are financial awards which are approximately the cost of registration for SLEEP 2020, a certificate, and recognition in an SRS Update. To be eligible for a Trainee Merit Award, trainees must have submitted an abstract for the SLEEP 2020 meeting; complete/submit the application, attend the full Trainee Day, and submit an evaluation. View the full schedule here and register by clicking here.

Virtual Workshop Update 7/14/2020: Trainee Day will take place over a two week period starting Monday, August 3, 2020 and ending Friday, August 14, 2020. Trainee Merit Awards are only distributed at the conclusion of the workshops. A completed evaluation form is required. Awards will be mailed upon attending a minimum number of workshops and submitting a complete evaluation form for each workshop attended. The full schedule can be viewed here and registration is available here

Grant Writing Workshop Award

The 2020 Grant Writing Workshop will be held for a select group of trainees seeking guidance in grant writing development. The virtual workshop will include speakers, interactive panels, and small group discussions. Topics will include practical information on the grant writing process, from initial planning to funding, as well as an opportunity to have specific aims reviewed by a faculty member.

Virtual Workshop Update 7/14/2020: The Grant Writing workshop will take place virtually on August 26 and September 2 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, CT, each day. Applicants will be emailed the full schedule and registration information. 

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 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 2020.

SMMP Update 7/1/2020: Due to the SLEEP meeting going virtual, the SLEEP Meeting Mentor Mentee Program will be postponed until 2021. 

Undergraduate Trainee Travel Award

This award is offered for undergraduate trainees with an interest in pursuing a career in sleep or circadian rhythms. Trainees will be offered up to $1,000 reimbursement for registration fees, travel, and lodging costs associated with attending SLEEP 2020. To be eligible for the Undergraduate Trainee Travel Award, trainees must complete and submit an application, attend the full Trainee Day (Sunday, June 14, 2020 in Philadelphia, PA) and submit an evaluation form on site. Trainees who have never attended Trainee Day and who do not have any outside funding to attend SLEEP will be given preference for this award, but all undergraduates are encouraged to apply. Trainees are welcome to apply to this award in addition to the Trainee Merit Award, but will only be awarded one.