Requests for Meeting Support
Note that all requests for meeting support should be addressed to SSR Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, who will oversee review of proposals.
Deadlines for proposals will be May 31 and December 1 of each year; each event must be no less than 90 days from the time of submission.
The Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) is committed to enhancing reproductive biology research through support of scientific meetings focused on topics of relevance to the society. In addition to organizing the SSR annual meeting, the society provides support for the following types of meetings:
World Congress of Reproductive Biology (WCRB)
SSR is a sister society of the WCRB and is committed to the congress. Specific commitments are negotiated for each congress but have typically included covering the costs of one or more SSR members who participate in the congress by providing a scientific lecture. Additional support could include support for the SSR president to attend the WCRB (to attend the meeting of sister society presidents, and as a scientific lecturer depending on the program of the congress).
SSR currently has agreements with the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Society of Reproduction and Fertility, Society for Reproductive Biology, and Society for Reproductive Investigation to exchange speakers. The society may develop other exchange agreements upon approval by the Board.
International and Regional Meetings
Awards for support of international and regional meetings (exclusive of WCRB) will be made on a competitive basis. Decisions will be made twice yearly at the mid-winter and annual board meetings of SSR. Criteria for selection will include relevance of the request for furthering the field of reproductive biology, enhancing SSR visibility to the wider scientific community, and enhancing value of SSR membership
International Meetings Grants (see below for application instructions)
Upon application and successful review by the SSR Board, the society will support one or two international meetings annually with maximum support of $5,000. Typically, the society will support a single meeting each year.
Regional Meeting Grants (see below for application instructions)
Upon application and successful review by the SSR Board, the society will support regional meetings organized by regular SSR members. Each meeting will be eligible for up to $750 in support. Up to 10 such meetings will be supported each year.
NEW OPPORTUNITY: In light of current travel and meeting restrictions, SSR is now offering use of our virtual meeting platform for Regional meetings. Applicants may now choose to apply for SSR meeting grant funds OR for use of the virtual meeting platform and staff support for use of this platform.
Features of the meeting platform include: dynamic poster presentations with embedded video, interactive chat feature to ask questions of the poster author, and one central resource for all your session links.
Those interested in taking advantage of this opportunity MUST express interest in the application and include a proposed timeline for working with the SSR staff 90 days before the start date of the meeting.
Support for Individual SSR Members to Present Lectures at Scientific Meetings
The society will no longer provide support for participation of individual SSR members as speakers at regional and international conferences except as part of other support vehicles outlined in this document.