Career Development

Grant Opportunities

SRI is pleased to offer various awards and grant to its members, including the International Training Grant and the SRI & Bayer Innovation Grant. Both Grant programs are open to current SRI members and run July 1 - June 30.


For all SRI grant programs, if you are not an SRI member, you must submit your membership application by the time of the first major deadline. For the SRI Grant Program, this is the same time that the LOI is due. For the International Training Grant, this is when the application is due. Additionally, dues must be paid upon membership approval, and prior to the announcement of the recipients, in order to be eligible for any grant.

International Training Grant

The International Training Grant application process opens at the beginning of each year. This grant is for International SRI In Training or Regular Members who are Early Career Researchers*. While the individual must be a non-U.S. citizen, they may be currently training in the U.S. The idea for this grant is to obtain research experience in an institution/laboratory outside of their home country, as well as in a lab which they are not currently in, for a 4-8 week period, as well as to support attendance at SRI's Annual Meeting. Training must take place July 1 - June 30.

Applications were due March 21. Every application must have a cover letter, which can be downloaded here. For more information on the grant and how to apply, click here.

*Early Career Researchers are defined as anyone from post-undergrad, through the first 5 years of a faculty or faculty equivalent position.

SRI and Bayer Discovery/Innovation Grants

These grants, announced in 2017, will provide seven (6) individuals a one-year grant in the amount of $20,000 each, in 2020-2021. Click here to learn more!

External Grant Opportunities

Below you will find outside grant and educational opportunities that may benefit SRI members. Check back often for new opportunities as they become available.

NIH/Lasker Foundation - Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), in partnership with the Lasker Foundation, is pleased to announce the Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program, an historic “intramural-extramural” partnership to nurture the next generation of clinical researchers.

Open Submission Date: July 30, 2019
Full Application Due: August 30, 2019

For more information on the program, please visit the NIH's website.