SSR Awards and Grants

Program Grants and Awards

SSR and its supporters provide scholarships, fellowships, grants, and awards to help defray the cost of travel and participation in the SSR Annual Meeting (see Grants and Awards) and other reproductive sciences programs (see Scholarships and Grants).

Dr. Mark Mirando with 2014 recipients of USA-NIFA-AFRI Travel Fellowships

Dr. Mark Mirando (center) of USDA-NIFA poses with the
2014 recipients of USDA-NIFA-AFRI Travel Fellowships.
SSR awards and recognizes members who share their
best science with the Society.

SSR Major Awards

Qualified SSR Members may make nominations for the SSR Awards according to the guidelines published annually. The awards are made solely to recognize outstanding contributions to the reproductive sciences and bear no obligation to the recipient or to the donor.

The name of every recipient of each award is provided on that award's page. For a comprehensive list of SSR awardees by year, please visit SSR Awardees by Year.

Carl G. Hartman Award

Supported by a grant from Cook Medical.
​2015 Recipient: Roger V. Short, Ph.D.

Named for a distinguished reproductive biologist, it is the Society's highest award. It recognizes a career of research and scholarly activities in the reproductive biology field. The nominee does not have to be a member of the Society.

SSR Research Award

Supported by SSR.
2015 Recipient: Haifan Lin, Ph.D.

This award recognizes an active, regular member of the Society for outstanding research published during the previous six years.

SSR Distinguished Service Award

Supported by the Unit of Comparative Medicine/Caribbean Primate Research Center, University of Puerto Rico–Medical Sciences Campus.
2015 Recipient: John R. McCarrey, Ph.D.

This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated unselfish service and leadership in advancing the discipline of reproductive biology.

SSR New Investigator Award

Supported by the SSR New Investigator Fund.
2015 Recipient: Satoshi Namekawa, Ph.D.

This award recognizes an active, regular member of the Society for outstanding research completed and published within 12 years after receiving the Ph.D. or other equivalent professional degree.

SSR Trainee Mentoring Award

Supported by the SSR Trainee Mentoring Fund.
2015 Recipient: Martin M. Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D.

This award recognizes an active, regular member of the Society who as a mentor has had a significant impact on trainees within the SSR. The Trainee Mentoring Award is intended for individuals who exceed the basic roles of an academic advisor, becoming a mentor to those with whom they interact.

 

Trainee Research Awards

The Trainee Research Awards recognize the best papers presented at the Annual Meeting by predoctoral or postdoctoral trainees. Abstracts are evaluated for clarity, scientific merit, and interpretation and impact of results.

Research Platform Award

2015 First Place: Priya Mittal

2015 Second Place: Damayanti Chakraborty, Ph.D.

2015 Third Place: Mulin Xiong

Research Poster Award

2015 First Place: Faezeh Koohestani, Ph.D.

2015 Second Place: Ying Yang, Ph.D.

2015 Third Place: Lan Hai, M.D.

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