Building Networks and Skills Awards for Affiliate Members


The cancellation of professional meetings significantly constrains networking and related learning opportunities. Participating virtually doesn’t provide the same reward- particularly if registration fees are required! Instead of attending a virtual meeting, you and your mentor may feel that a better opportunity resides in participating in a skill-based workshop (statistics, imaging, genetics, etc.). To encourage these essential components of professional development, we are providing one time competitive awards of up to $300 to support registration for a virtual scientific meeting OR professional workshop. In either case, the affiliate awardee need not be a presenter. The number of awards is yet to be determined.

Funds will be provided as reimbursements with vendor receipt, or similar invoice, to the appropriate academic department after the meeting has occurred and Affiliate Member has participated. Direct disbursement to the Affiliate Member or faculty member will not be made. Fund distribution will be handled by Bobbi Reynolds in the Department of Psychiatry. We expect that these funds would be dispersed within the current fiscal year (by June 30, 2021).

The deadline for applications to this award was November 1, 2020 - Thank you for your interest.