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, Sunday June 14, 2020 and submit an evaluation, on site. All merit award winners will be notified no later than March 31, 2020.

Trainee Merit Awards are only distributed at the conclusion of the Sunday workshops. A completed evaluation form, available only in person on June 14, 2020, is required. No awards will be mailed.

Grant Writing Workshop Award

On Saturday, June 13, 2020, a Grant Writing Workshop will be held for a select group of trainees seeking guidance in grant writing development. The full-day 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. An application is required. All workshop participants will be notified no later than March 31, 2020. Full schedule can be viewed here.

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. An online application is required. All selected for this program will be notified no later than March 31, 2020.

A complete online application must be submitted no later than Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 11:59 PM. Late applications will not be considered.

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. Deadline to apply is March 8, 2020.