The Society for Reproductive Investigation is pleased to be able to provide the following awards at our 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting:
President’s Presenter’s Award
Originally established in 1996 as the Wyeth President’s Presenter Award to recognize the 25 most
meritorious oral abstracts submitted by individuals still in training. Fellows and those in both pre and
post-doctoral training are eligible to receive the award. The 25 awardees will receive a certificate and a
$1,000 award, and they and their training directors will be honored at the Annual Meeting. The Society
has always sought a means by which to encourage young investigators to present their research at our
meeting. We anticipate the SRI President’s Presenter’s Award will encourage more abstract submissions
and higher quality abstracts by the very people who need encouragement to consider a research career.
Laxmi Baxi Award
Established in 2013 and will be awarded to PhD individuals only, who are either graduate students still
in training or postdoctoral fellows within five years of their PhD degree. Two $1,000 travel awards will
be given to the top abstracts in basic reproductive science and in translational reproductive science.
The awardees will receive a plaque, award and they will be honored at the SRI Annual Meeting Awards
Ceremony. This award is made possible by a generous, long-standing member of SRI, Dr. Laxmi Baxi, and
was created to encourage young PhD trainees to present their research at the SRI Annual Scientific Meeting.
Thomas McDonald Award
Acknowledges the highest ranked abstract by an in training investigator within the field of fetal
neuroscience. This award honors the legacy of Dr. McDonald, whose immense contributions to the field
of obstetrics and gynecology focused upon the neuroendocrinology of the developing fetus, placental
function, fetal brain development, and the uterine contractility. The $750 monetary award and certificate
will be presented at the Award Ceremony during the SRI Annual Scientific Meeting.
SRI In Training Investigator Poster Awards
Initiated at the 2010 SRI Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, two senior investigators will be discussing/
judging posters presented by in training investigators. The Poster Presenter will summarize their
work for the judges, followed by questions from the poster discussants/judges. Certificates and
$100 monetary awards will be given to the best 20 posters at the SRI Annual Meeting.
Underrepresented Minority Registration Awards
To both encourage global participation and further diversify the Annual Meeting, SRI offers Awards
to allow discounted Annual Meeting registration for 25 individuals who are underrepresented in their
country or originate from a low-income, lower-middle-income, or upper-middle-income country. The
awardees will be recognized at the Annual Meeting.