SRSF Mentor-Mentee Program

The goal of the SRSF Mentoring Program Awards is to link trainees and early stage investigators to opportunities which may not be available from their institutions. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

SRSF Mentor-Mentee Award

The goal of the SRSF Mentor-Mentee Award is to link trainees with limited sleep/circadian mentoring options in their chosen field of interest to mentors that can provide rich, face-to-face opportunities in state-of-the-art research techniques and methods. The mentor-mentee relationship should also extend beyond the face-to-face portion and, as appropriate, include career guidance via ongoing phone or web-based meetings over the course of the funded year. These opportunities may be in the United States or abroad as long as both participants are active SRS Members.

Scope of Support

The program is intended to grow the field of sleep researchers offering support to investigators at the early stage in their career. We anticipate up to four awards of <$3,500 will be given annually for travel-related expenses. Fewer awards could be given depending on available funds and quality of applications. It is understood that the mentor will participate at no cost to this program. All early stage investigators are eligible to apply. 

Duration

The duration of the award is one year, with a minimum of one-week on-site with Mentor and expected to continue via phone or video contact at least monthly.

Application

To apply for a 2022 Mentor-Mentee award, applicants must complete the online application.

All Programs

Application, outcomes and reporting requirements, by opportunity:

Mentor Mentee

  • Mentee and Mentor must be and remain active SRS Members.

  • Mentee should be an SRS trainee or early career member at the post-undergraduate level (i.e., graduate students, postdocs, interns, residents, and fellows). Consideration will be given to regular members early in their careers. 

  • Mentor letter as indicated on application.

  • Mentee intent/plans, goals and budget.

  • A completed application.

  • If applicable, applicant must provide Visa documentation for travel to the intended mentor’s lab.

  • Mentee final report at end of one year, describe tangible results correlated to goals stated in the application.

SRS/ASA Collaborative

  • Mentee must be active SRS Member and Mentor must be active ASA Member.

  • Mentee should be an SRS trainee or early career member at the post-undergraduate level (i.e., graduate students, postdocs, interns, residents, and fellows). Consideration will be given to regular members early in their careers. 

  • Mentor letter as indicated on application.

  • Mentee intent/plans, goals and budget.

  • A completed application.

  • If applicable, applicant must provide Visa documentation for travel to the intended mentor’s lab.

  • Mentee final report at end of one year, describe tangible results correlated to goals stated in the application.

2020 Award Recipients

Janet Cheung – The University of Sydney, Australia
Cassandra Godzik-Dziobek – Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Dartmouth College
Misol Kwon – University of Buffalo
Po-Yang Tsou, MD – Driscoll Children’s Hospital

2019 Award Recipients

Sammy S. Dhaliwal, MSc, MS – The George Washington University
Remington Mallett – University of Texas at Austin
Oluwatosin Olorunmoteni – Obafemi Awolowo University
Darian Sidebottom – Washington State University

2018 Award Recipients

Samantha Riedy – Washington State University
Stephen Thankachan, PhD – Harvard Medical School