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 January 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.