Burroughs Wellcome Travel Fellowships for Underrepresented Minority Trainees and Junior Faculty
For more than 20 years, grants from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund have provided travel fellowships for underrepresented minority trainees and junior faculty from the U.S. and Canada to enable their participation in the SSR Annual Meetings. The fellowships include reimbursement of meeting registration, up to USD $1,200 for housing, food, and travel expenses; and complimentary SSR Membership through the next calendar year. Recipients traditionally also receive a meeting T-shirt and a ticket to a social function.
Fellowships are awarded competitively on the basis of applications submitted to and evaluated by the SSR Diversity Committee. Between six and nine fellowships for individuals with a background in reproductive biology are anticipated this year (up to six trainees and up to three junior, non-tenured, faculty).
Membership in the Society is not a requirement, nor is submission of an abstract for presentation. To be a qualified applicant, you must be:
- a member of an underrepresented minority,
- a resident of the U.S. or Canada, and
- enrolled as a student in or teaching at an accredited, degree-granting institution in the U.S. or Canada.
This award provides full support to attend the Meeting; therefore, recipients may not accept additional travel awards (i.e., Trainee Travel Award, FASEB DREAM, USDA–NIFA–AFRI, or Lalor Awards).