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, 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 2021, 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 2021 meeting; complete/submit the application, attend  virtual Trainee Day, and submit an evaluation. Registration will open in March 2021.

Leadership Development Workshop Award

The 2021 Leadership Development Workshop will be held for a select group of trainees seeking guidance in leadership development. The virtual workshop will include speakers, interactive panels, and small group discussions. Topics will include transitioning to independence, setting up a research team, managing the business of science and personal marketing. To be eligible for the Leadership Development Award, trainees must complete and submit an application and attend the Virtual Leadership Workshop (June 8, 2021 from 3:30-6:00 pm, ET and June 11, 2021 from 4:00-6:00 pm, ET).

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 2021. You can indicate interest in this program by submitting an application.

Diversity Travel Award

The SRS welcomes and benefits from scientists and researchers with a common interest in sleep and circadian rhythms from varying backgrounds, disciplines and countries. The SRS Diversity Travel Award aims to facilitate attendance from underrepresented groups and increase diversity at the SLEEP meeting. Researchers with disabilities or who identify as coming from backgrounds underrepresented in sleep and circadian rhythms, regardless of nationality, are strongly encouraged to apply. Trainees will be offered up to $2000 reimbursement for registration fees, travel, and lodging costs associated with attending SLEEP. All levels of training are eligible for the SRS Diversity Travel Award (high school students, undergraduate students, graduate students, medical students, medical residents, fellows, postdoctoral fellows). To be eligible for the Diversity Travel Award, trainees must complete and submit the application and attend the SLEEP meeting. Trainees are welcome to apply to this award in addition to the Trainee Merit award but will only be awarded one.

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 $1000 reimbursement for registration fees, travel, and lodging costs associated with attending SLEEP. To be eligible for the Undergraduate Trainee Travel Award, trainees must complete and submit the application, attend the Trainee Symposia Series (Trainee Day) ,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.

Post-Graduate Course Scholarship

The Sleep Research Society (SRS) funds early career stage researchers at the post-doctoral, instructor, or assistant professor level to attend the post graduate courses, Hands on Training in Statistical Methods in Sleep Research. A certificate and funds will be presented to awardees at the end of the course, being hosted in conjunction with virtual SLEEP 2021, the annual meeting of the APSS. To be eligible for the Post Graduate Course Scholarship, trainees must complete and submit the application, register for SLEEP 2021, and register for the Post Graduate Course: Hands on Training in Statistical Methods in Sleep Research. Trainees are welcome to apply to this award in addition to the Trainee Merit award but will only be awarded one.