Traveling Scholars Program

The Society for Male Reproduction and Urology is pleased to announce the 16th Annual SMRU Traveling Scholars Award Program. The objective of this award is to provide an opportunity for trainees to learn more about the field of male infertility by attending educational activities at the annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Awardees will receive limited reimbursement of travel expenses to attend the meeting which will be held in Boston, Massachusetts from October 12-17, 2013.  

The following maximum dollar amounts per category will be reimbursed. 

  • $500 Roundtrip transportation to the meeting
  • $1500 Lodging
  • $250 Meals
  • $100 Ground Transportation

To obtain reimbursement, receipts must be scanned and emailed to Susanna Scarbrough at sscarbrough@asrm.org no later than November 18, 2013 

Awardees will also receive the following:  

  • Registration fee waived for the scientific sessions of the ASRM meeting.
  • Registration fee waived for the SMRU Postgraduate Course.
  • Registration fee waived for one Roundtable Luncheon.
  • Registration fee waived for the SMRU banquet.

Preference will be given to applicants in their earlier years of training, however, applicants in their senior years of training also will be considered. Applicants not currently in the field of male infertility, but who are considering entering this field, also will be considered. One scholar each year will be named for specific Endowed Scholarships. 

  • Cappy Rothman, M.D. and Charles Sims, M.D., California Cryobank Endowed Scholar
  • Lipshultz/Lamb Endowed Scholar

Requirements:  

  • Applicants must be trainees in the field of male infertility, or trainees who are considering entering the field of male infertility. Trainees may include residents, fellows, graduate students, or postdoctoral fellows.

  • Applicants must be the presenting (first) author of an abstract submitted to the Traveling Scholars category of the ASRM online abstract submission website.No more than one abstract may be submitted to this category. It is therefore recommended that applicants submit their best abstract to the Traveling Scholars category. Any applicant submitting more than one abstract to the Traveling Scholars category will be disqualified from consideration for this award. An abstract submitted to this category and not chosen for an award may be selected for presentation in other Male Reproduction and Urology. 

  • To receive reimbursement for travel costs, awardees must attend the SMRU Postgraduate Course as well as special interest sessions on each day of the ASRM meeting.

  • Applications must include the application form, CV, letter of recommendation from the trainee’s mentor and a statement of career goals.

Completed application materials must be received by May 1, 2013. 

Applicants who are not members of ASRM or SRMU are encouraged to apply for membership via www.asrm.org. Please post this notice or forward to any qualified candidate. For further questions, please contact Susanna Scarbrough, SMRU Member Services Coordinator, sscarbrough@asrm.org, phone: 205-978-5000.

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