The Society for Reproductive Investigation is pleased to be able to provide the following awards at our 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting:
President's Plenary Awards
Recognizes the four highest ranked abstracts chosen for presentation at the President’s New Investigator Plenary Session. The recipients of the award will each be presented with a $1,000 award at the Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon. These awards are supported by the SRI Past Presidents Fund.
The SRI Travel Awards - New in 2018!
The SRI Travel Awards were established in 2018 to support the attendance of In Training investigators at the Annual Meeting and recognize trainees for the high quality of their abstracts. A total of 50 Awards will be given to intercontinental ($1,000), and continental (from the same continent as the location of the Annual Meeting) in training investigators ($500). The awardees will be recognized at the Annual Meeting by having their names placed both on a sign, as well as on a slide projected throughout the meeting.
Pfizer-SRI President's Presenter's Awards
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 Awards Luncheon. 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 Awards
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 our 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 award will be presented at the Award Ceremony during the SRI Annual Scientific Meeting.
Giorgio Pardi Foundation Awards
Provide a $1,000 monetary award to a Junior Scientist as well as the three best young worthy investigators coming from Italian Universities. The award winners 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. Awards will be given to the best 20 posters at the SRI Annual Meeting Hot Topics and Hot Pizza and Awards Luncheon.
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.