SRS Trainee Opportunities
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 2019 meeting assisting SRS staff during the Trainee Symposia Series program.
If you are interested in participating on the trainee subcommittee, please watch for emails in August, and reply quickly! There is an intentional short turn around!
If you have any questions please contact the Trainee Member at Large, Ms. Olga Galli, firstname.lastname@example.org or the SRS Coordinator at email@example.com.
SLEEP Meeting SRS Trainee Opportunities
SLEEP meeting 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) and Trainee International/Domestic Match Program (Trainee ID) are open to all trainees, while SRS Awards, which include monetary awards, a Saturday Workshop and Sleep Mentor/Mentee Award, are open to active SRS trainee members only. The Trainee Networking Development Suite is also open to trainees on a first come, first serve basis. This new and improved space will have light meals and outstanding programming during breakfast and lunch times, while remaining an ‘open space’ for trainees during other times of the meeting.
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 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.
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 Networking Development Suite
The SRS Trainee Development Suite offers trainees an opportunity to network with other trainees, experienced researchers, and mentors in sleep and circadian science throughout SLEEP meeting. The TNDS is open during meeting hours. During each breakfast and lunch session, up to 50 trainees will be welcomed–first come, first seated–for complimentary meal/beverages and powerful opportunities to network with leaders in the field.
SRS Competitive Awards
The award window for 2018 is closed.
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.