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2006 Annual Meeting Trainee Information

Trainee-Mentor Luncheon

The Trainee-Mentor Luncheon will take place Sunday, 30 July, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm. The luncheon provides Trainee participants with the opportunity to talk to an SSR scientist about careers and science during a catered lunch. More information can be found on the Trainee-Mentor Luncheon page.

Trainee Travel Grants

Larry Ewing Memorial Trainee Travel Fund (LEMTTF)

The Larry Ewing Memorial Trainee Travel Fund was established by the Society for the Study of Reproduction in honor of the late Dr. Larry Ewing, who was an ardent supporter of SSR’s commitment to trainees. The Fund is administered by the Trainee Affairs Committee. Trainee members of the Society may request travel assistance. Funding is intended for trainees who active in research but have limited funds. Awards are considered a reimbursement. Trainees should preregister for the annual meeting before submitting an application for a travel grant. The application must be filled out completely and mailed or faxed no later than June 16, 2006.

To be a qualified applicant, you must be a trainee member of SSR (paid up by February 15, 2006 (deadline for submission of abstracts), and be the presenter of an accepted abstract at the Annual Meeting. The application must be accompanied by a photocopy of the SSR abstract acceptance notification (email or postcard). Applicants are encouraged to fax applications.

Travel Awards for Underrepresented Minority Trainees and Junior Faculty

(made possible by a grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund)

SSR is requesting and encouraging applications from underrepresented minority trainees and junior faculty from institutions in the US or Canada to attend SSR’s annual meeting this summer in Omaha, Nebraska. The deadline for applications is March 17, 2006. Submission of an abstract is not required.

USDA NRI Merit Awards:

Abstracts entered in competition for the USDA NRI Merit Awards must represent research performed primarily by the presenter and must relate to the NRI goal of benefiting or enhancing our understanding of reproduction in agriculturally important species. The competition is open to qualifying trainees regardless of SSR membership status or country of origin. The Awards Committee will rate the abstracts according to how well each meets the USDA NRI objectives and the following criteria: scientific merit, interpretation and impact of the results, and clarity of the abstract. Ten presenters will be selected to receive a USDA NRI Merit Award of $500. The winning abstracts will be noted in the program of the annual meeting and the presenters will be recognized at an Closing Ceremonies at the annual meeting.

Lalor Foundation Merit Awards:

Abstracts entered in competition for the Lalor Foundation Merit Awards must represent research performed primarily by the presenter. The competition is open to qualifying trainees regardless of SSR membership status or country of origin. The Awards Committee will rate the abstracts according to the following criteria: scientific merit, interpretation and impact of the results, and clarity of the abstract. Sixteen presenters will be selected to receive a Lalor Foundation Merit Award of $500. The winning abstracts will be noted in the program of the annual meeting and the presenters will be recognized at an Closing Ceremonies at the annual meeting.

Placement Service

The SSR Placement Service provides a vehicle for introducing potential candidates to potential employers seeking to fill predoctoral, postdoctoral, industrial, technical, and faculty positions. We do not attempt to match candidates with positions, nor do we arrange interviews. We do not maintain a file of CVs or formal job announcements. However, we are able to transfer position announcements posted at the Annual Meeting to the FASEB Career Resources online listing if requested. This service is free of charge. In addition, a message board is available at the SSR Annual Meeting for the exchange of information among users of the Placement Service.

To take advantage of the current Placement Service, please go here.

Roommate Referrals

Trainees inquiring about roommates should contact Olga Bolden Tiller.