How to Volunteer 2018-07-10T10:07:53+00:00

How to Volunteer

The Sleep Research Society invites active members to participate in a standing committee. Volunteer committee members provide an invaluable service to the organization and to members by contributing to initiatives and projects that are critical to the field of sleep research. Members also gain professional enrichment through the diverse activities of a committee.

Members can share their professional expertise as a volunteer committee member. Volunteers must be able to participate in committee conference calls as frequently as once per month. While we accept volunteer submissions all year long, committee members are placed on the respective committee in April of each year for the upcoming three-year term, which begins at the conclusion of the annual meeting in June of each year. To volunteer, please complete the following online form and submit your brief CV or brief NIH Biosketch to coordinator@srsnet.org or by mail to 2510 North Frontage Road, Darien, IL 60561.

Volunteering on a Committee

Complete the form below to volunteer for an SRS Standing Committee

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Rank your level of interest in committees

(1=Highest Interest; 8=Lowest Interest)

Committee Rank
Trainee Education Advisory Committee (TEAC)

The Trainee and Education Advisory Committee (TEAC) recommends and reviews trainee related programs and activities, including requests for trainee travel assistance, trainee workshops, and trainee activities scheduled in conjunction with the APSS annual scientific meeting.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee will determine benefits the SRS provides, to allow maximum membership values all the while increasing membership revenue. The Committee will find methods to recognize Members’ contributions and excellence while implementing novel strategies to engage the non-member sleep research community.

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee shall determine optimal communication strategies and tools, facilitate media outreach, and give members a greater sense of ownership in the Society. The Committee will implement novel strategies to engage the non-member sleep research community.

Scientific Review Committee

The Scientific Review Committee will make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the Society’s grant programs; oversee the full grant process, from implementation to evaluation of the Early Stage Investigators Grant Program, including the scoring of applications to the Society’s grant programs.

Pipeline Development Committee

The Pipeline Development Committee will work to increase trainee selectivity, target training activities at appropriate levels, improve metrics to measure success of training programs, develop cross lab training opportunities--including global opportunities and facilitate Jr./Sr. networking and mentoring.

Funding Development Committee

The Funding Development Committee will explore international funding sources; seek Industry funding to train academic physicians in Sleep Research; seek funding to support training and education conferences; seek funding to train non-clinician investigators as well as identify new revenue streams.

Publication Policy Committee

The Publication Policy Committee provides oversight of the Society’s publications to contribute to the advancement the Society’s mission and promote scientific integrity, relevance and leadership in the field of sleep and circadian science. The Committee is responsible for the broad editorial policies of the journal(s). It evaluates the performance of the editors and transmits the evaluations to the Board of Directors. The Committee regularly evaluates the overall publication needs of the Society and, when necessary, recommends appropriate changes in the publication program. It provides the Board with strategic guidance for addressing emerging challenges and monitors the effectiveness of new programs, and offers a forum for evaluation of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats related to SRS publications.

Scientific Offerings Committee

The Scientific Offerings Committee will develop an SRS-only meeting in years opposite the Gordon Conference and provide feedback to the Program Committee and Board regarding the SRS component of the APSS meeting, including identifying 'hot topics'.