SRS 2019 Trainee Symposia Series Awards Application
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.

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 application. Only applicants who are registered for the Trainee Symposia Series at SLEEP 2019 (Sunday, June 9, 2019) will be considered.

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 2019. The Suite is open during the meeting, with programming during breakfast and lunch. The full schedule will be published in January 2019.

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

Rank preference, 1st 2nd 3rd or 4th if applying for more than one opportunity. Please note “0” if you are not interested in the opportunity:
Merit Based Award *
Trainee Merit Awards are financial awards which are approximately the cost of registration for SLEEP 2019, a certificate, and recognition in an SRS Update. To be eligible for a Trainee Merit Award, trainees must submit an abstract for the SLEEP 2019 meeting; trainees must complete/submit the application, attend the full Trainee Day, Sunday, June 9th, 2019 and submit an evaluation, on site. All merit award winners will be notified no later than March 29, 2019.
Leadership Development Workshop *
On Saturday, June 8th, 2019, a Leadership Development Workshop will be held for a select group of trainees seeking guidance in leadership skills development. The half-day workshop will include speakers, interactive panels, and small group discussions. Topics will include discussions of creating ‘work-work’ balance, managing the business of science, and effectively transmitting your research to the general public. An application is required. All workshop participants will be notified no later than March 29, 2019.
SLEEP Meeting Mentor Program *
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. An application is required. All selected for this program will be notified no later than March 29, 2019.
Trainee International/Domestic Match Program *
The SRS Trainee Education Advisory Committee (TEAC) is excited for the second year of this program—a fantastic networking opportunity for you. 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 2019. This free opportunity is free and open to all trainees but requires an application. Applicants will be contacted no later than April 15, 2019 with their match details.
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