SRS Trainee Opportunities

SRS Trainee Member-at-Large Elect

As scientific knowledge expands and the profession grows, the SRS needs strong leaders to continue to move the Society forward and to implement programs that will benefit the membership. This includes supporting educational activities for trainee members of the SRS. Responsibilities for this position include organizing the Trainee Symposia Series, summarizing all trainee evaluations, and participating in monthly planning meetings. As an effective trainee member of the Board of Directors, the Trainee Member at Large will also assist with the development and implementation of a strategic plan for the Society, help establish and monitor metrics for achievement of Society goals and performance, and maintain regular communication with the membership.


  • Current SRS Trainee Member
  • Previous attendance at a Trainee Day
  • Previous participation on the Trainee Subcommittee
  • Will hold trainee status through 2023

Applications for 2021-2022 are due March 7, 2021. The full description and application details can be viewed here.

SRS Trainee Subcommittee

The SRS forms the Trainee Subcommittee each year in August to help plan the Trainee Symposia Series and other trainee-related activities at SLEEP the following year, the Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS). This is a unique opportunity for current trainee members to become more actively involved in the SRS and field!

The planning and organization of the SRS trainee-related activities are overseen by the SRS’s Trainee Education Advisory Committee (TEAC) with significant input and involvement of this subcommittee of trainees. A goal is to assemble a subcommittee of trainees with diverse research interests from broad geographic areas that represent the trainees within the society.


  • Active trainee members of the Society;
  • Have attended at least one (1) previous Trainee Symposia Series and;
  • Will attend the SLEEP 2021 meeting assisting SRS staff during the Trainee Symposia Series program.

If you have any questions please contact the Trainee Member at Large, Mr. Jesse Cook, [email protected], or the SRS Coordinator at [email protected].

SLEEP Meeting SRS Trainee Opportunities

SLEEP 2021 opportunities sponsored by the SRS for trainees have been designed to foster scientific investigation; professional education, career development and networking in sleep and circadian research and academic sleep medicine at no additional cost to trainees.

The Trainee Symposia Series includes seminars on the science of sleep and circadian rhythms, career development, grant writing, mentorship opportunities, breakfast and luncheon expert sessions, as well as social activities for trainees to foster a collegial atmosphere.

The Trainee Symposia Series (Trainee Day),Trainee Networking Development Suite, and Trainee International/Domestic Match Program (Trainee ID) are open to all trainees, while SRS Awards, which include monetary awards, Leadership Development Workshop and Sleep Mentor/Mentee Award, are open to active SRS trainee members only.

Trainees are encouraged to join the SRS Trainee Facebook page to learn about informal social gatherings during the meeting.

You must register for SLEEP 2021 and be an active SRS Trainee or AASM Student/Resident/Fellow Member to be offered registration for any Trainee Opportunity. Registration for the 2021 Virtual Trainee Symposia Series will open in March 2021. Application for SRS awards are limited to SRS Trainee Members.


The Trainee Education and Advisory Committee (TEAC) has prepared the 10 Commandments of Networking to encourage SRS members to reach out during the SLEEP meeting. While this was originally developed with trainees in mind, we hope all SRS members will take a moment to review and always be prepared should a trainee or junior faculty approach you.

SRS Trainee Symposia Series

The Trainee Symposia Series is intended to foster scientific investigation, professional education and career development in sleep and circadian research as well as academic sleep medicine. The Trainee Symposia Series includes seminars on the science of sleep and circadian rhythms, career development, grant writing, a leadership workshop, mentorship opportunities, breakfast and luncheon expert sessions, as well as social activities for trainees to foster a collegial atmosphere. Trainees can register for the Trainee Symposia Series by clicking here. The full schedule can be viewed here.

Trainee International/Domestic Match Program

SRS Trainees are invited to participate in the Trainee ID (International and Domestic) Match Program, a networking opportunity where international and domestic trainees will be matched base on research interests. Trainee Pairs will be encouraged to meet during SRS Trainee Series at SLEEP 2021. This opportunity is free and open to all trainees but requires an application. The 2021 application can be viewed here.

Applicants will be contacted no later than April 30, 2021 with their match details.

Trainee Networking Development Suite

The SRS Trainee Networking Development Suite offers trainee members an opportunity to network with other trainees, experienced researchers, and mentors in sleep and circadian science throughout SLEEP 2021. The Suite is open during the meeting, with programming during breakfast and lunch.

Trainee Social Opportunities are made known through the SRS Trainee Facebook Page, a private group.  Register at

SRS Competitive Awards

SRS competitive awards exist to support a trainee’s effort to grow in the field. Current SRS ‘Student’ Membership is required. Each application will be reviewed on its own merit. Please apply to all awards for which you are eligible and interested, attending to the requirements in the online application. Only applicants who are registered for the Trainee Symposia Series at SLEEP 2021 (May 24 – 28, 2021) will be considered. Application is now available. 

Registration for both SLEEP 2021, abstract submission, and the Trainee Symposia Series will be verified prior to final selections.

Awards Application Deadline is March 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM.

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New Opportunity: Trainee Journal Club

Journal Club Reviews are authored by Sleep Research Society trainee members. These reviews are a summary, critical review and discussion of impact/significance of on an article recently published in SLEEP and should be written in the style of an Editorial, with no abstract, significance statement or subheadings.  Eligible authors are graduate students and postdoctoral research fellows who are current trainee members of the Sleep Research Society. Co-authored manuscripts are encouraged but not required.  The submission fee will be waived for SRS members. View full details.