The application period for this year’s award closed on February 28, 2023.
The goal of the SRSF Mentored Collaboration Grant 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 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. We strongly encourage all mentor-mentee pairs to develop a research product such as an abstract for the SLEEP Meeting, manuscript, and/or grant proposal. 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 by offering support for new training and mentorship to investigators at an early stage in their career. Up to two 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, including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, interns, residents, and assistant professors (or similar career stages).
The duration of the award is one year, with a minimum of one-week on-site with the mentor and expected to continue via phone or video contact at least monthly. At the end of the year, all awardees must submit a final report that details whether training goals were met and progress toward collaborative research products (conference abstracts, grant proposals, and/or manuscripts).
To apply for a 2023 Mentored Collaboration Grant, applicants must complete the online application* which includes a letter of support from the mentor and a plan for mentorship activities (written by mentee in consultation with the mentor).