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Since 1967, SSR has promoted cross-disciplinary approaches to the study of reproductive biology by fostering communication within the sciences through its annual conferences and publication of meritorious studies in its journal, Biology of Reproduction. In addition, the Society places great emphasis on the development and mentoring of young scientists.
Through philanthropic support of SSR, you can make a strong statement about your commitment to SSR’s mission. Contributions from members and friends are used in their entirety to support the programs through which the Society pursues its objectives. With your help, SSR will continue to serve the world community by focusing on important problems in human and animal reproduction relative to medicine, agriculture, and basic biology.
The Society is a 501(c)(3) corporation, and all gifts are US-tax-deductible. All donations and their tax deductibility are acknowledged by a letter from the SSR President in January of each year, and donors are listed in the February issue of the SSR Newsletter.
SSR Charitable Funds
If you would like to make a gift to the SSR, you may choose from among the following charitable opportunities:
The Endowment Fund is intended to provide vital resources for new initiatives such as travel fellowships for international scientists and to underwrite special meetings and programs.
The purpose of the Anita Payne Endowment is twofold: to provide funds for SSR trainees to attend leading-edge courses on reproductive biology (e.g., Frontiers in Reproduction, Cold Spring Harbor courses & workshops, etc.) and to fund the Anita Payne New Perspectives on Reproductive Biology Lecture, featuring a plenary lecture at the SSR Annual Meeting by a promising junior investigator.
BOR Legacy Fund
The BOR Legacy Fund supports maintenance and enhancement of Biology of Reproduction.
Virendra B. Mahesh New Investigator Fund
The New Investigator Fund supports the New Investigator Award, which recognizes an active, Regular member of the Society for outstanding research completed and published within 10 years after receiving his/her PhD or other equivalent professional degree.
Virendra B. Mahesh Neuroendocrine Program Fund
The Mahesh Neuroendocrine Program Fund provides funding for a symposium, plenary session, or similar event at the Annual Meeting with a focus on neuroendocrinology.
Trainee Mentoring Fund
The Trainee Mentoring Fund supports the Trainee Mentoring Award, which is given each year to an SSR member who as a mentor has consistently demonstrated a measure of support and guidance to Trainees that far exceeds the basic responsibilities required of an academic advisor.
The LEMTTF provides travel grants to Trainee Members of the Society to attend and present their research results at the Society’s Annual Meeting.
Past Presidents’ Endowment Fund
Donations to the Past Presidents’ Endowment Fund are designated for support of the SSR’s Annual Meeting.
John J. Eppig Endowment Fund
The intent of this Endowment is to support the SSR Annual Meeting program by funding the travel for speakers in a designated module or session on female gametogenesis or follicular development. The session would be indicated as “Supported by the John J. Eppig Endowment Fund.”
If you would like to donate online with a credit card, you may use our online donation form:
If you prefer to pay by check or cash, or simply do not wish to pay online, please print out a donation form and return it to us with payment:
With your help, SSR will continue to serve the scientific community of reproductive biologists by providing a forum for discussion through its annual meetings and its publications.
Thank you for your interest and support of SSR.