Applications for the 2024-2025 grant cycle now open! Apply by April 1, 2024 here.
SRI currently supports its members in a variety of ways- for example, the SRI supports the Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP), which is only open to trainees that are US citizens or green-card holders. To further support all members and to do so in a fair and balanced way, SRI has created the International Training Grant, which is open only to international members (non-US Citizens or non-green-card holders), and provides a level of funding that is similar to that of RSDP. This grant opportunity is only available to non-US citizens/green-card holders.
The purpose of the SRI International Training Grant is to provide an opportunity for international trainees to obtain research experience in an institution outside of their home country.
Current SRI In Training, or Regular Members who are Early Career Researchers (ECRs), may apply for this opportunity. If the applicant is not an SRI member at the time of submission, then their mentor/supervisor must be. If they are selected as a recipient of the International Training Grant, they are expected to become an SRI member. “In training” includes those who are currently full-time postdoctoral trainees, residents, or fellows, or are a student enrolled in a formally approved training program leading to a degree (BA, BS, MD, PhD, MS, MPH, DVM). An ECR is defined as someone within their first 5 years of a faculty or faculty equivalent position.
U.S. Citizens or permanent residents (green card holders) are NOT eligible. The host Institution may be located in any country, including the USA and applications will be accepted for both new and existing collaborations. Exploring new techniques and/or partnerships is strongly encouraged. Applicants must identify the Institution in which they wish to work and obtain an agreement from the host prior to submitting the application. Agreement to host the applicant’s training must be confirmed with a letter of invitation by the Principal Investigator, Department Chair, Institute Director or similar position with authority within the training setting to make such an offer. Hereafter, for convenience, the person in the host Institution with the authority to invite the trainee will be called the Principle Investigator (PI).
Up to five (5) grants, each of $5,000, will be offered to support research training for 4-8 weeks.
The grant underwrites costs directly related to the travel, research, visas and temporary housing costs as needed. The grant does not cover the following: Salary, meals, entertainment, childcare, expenses of accompanying family members, along with any item not listed within your budget that has not been approved by SRI.
Each piece of the application should be single-spaced and use Arial 11- or 12-point font with 1⁄2 inch borders on a standard USA 8 x 11 inch page size.
While not required, awardee may use some of the funds to attend the SRI Annual Meeting in the same year as the year the grant is given. Please be sure to identify this in your drafted budget if applicable.