ASRM & SREI Research Grants
- Have earned an M.D. and/or Ph.D. and/or D.O. and/or D.V.M. degree or their equivalents.
- Be an independent investigator who has a full-time faculty/research staff appointment as of July 1, 2019; note that clinical and research students, residents, fellows and postdoctoral trainees are not eligible.
- Have completed clinical, scientific and professional training within 3 years prior to the start of the grant.
- Have been an active or associate member of ASRM since at least July 1, 2018.
- Have earned an M.D., D.O. degree or equivalent.
- Be an independent investigator who has completed his/her training and has a full-time faculty/research staff appointment as of July 1, 2019
- Be an active or associate member of SREI since at least July 1, 2018.
Applications are due March 22, 2019.
- Cover sheet – including title of research proposal, applicant’s name and degree(s), address, telephone, fax, and email; indicate which one of the three priorities is being addressed by the application (new investigators, bridge funding, initiation of innovative research project)
- Research Proposal – the description of the research project should be presented using 6 (6) pages or less, including bibliography. The research proposal must include: Specific Aims, Background and Significance, Experimental Design and Methods, Expected Results, Schedule of Performance, and Bibliography
- A one-page budget should be prepared and signed by the applicant and by the Department Chair and the appropriate institutional official. Recipients may have other grants that contribute to funding of their project, and notation of this funding must be included in the application budget. Contact information on payment of funds to your organization should also be included.
- Applicable institutional certifications of regulatory compliance, e.g., human subjects, animals, biohazards, radioactive materials, recombinant DNA, etc.
- Statement of Career Goals – briefly list and/or describe career goals if the applicant is a new investigator.
- Curriculum Vitae – this should include basic personal data, educational background, past and present positions, honors, achievements, and publications; limited to three pages; an NIH biosketch is acceptable.
- Letter of Recommendation from Division Director or Department Chair – signed letter on company or organization letterhead.
- Letter of Intent from Chair of the Department – this letter should state that the award money will only be allocated for the items noted in the budget and should affirm that the appropriate time will be allotted for completion of the research by the faculty member and that appropriate facilities will be available for the grant recipient to carry out the project. Applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will be notified by June 2019.
The recipient is required to attend the ASRM Scientific Congress. Members of the Executive Committee are not eligible to submit applications and they will recuse themselves from this review if any of the proposals for that year involve their institutions. In addition, the ASRM Research Committee will review the progress reports and financial reports on the work sponsored by the ASRM research grants annually and upon completion of funding for the project. Members of the Research Committee will recuse themselves from the review of reports for any project that involves their institutions of employment.
Congratulations to the 2018 Winners
ASRM Research Grants
The following are the projects funded by the 2018 ASRM Research Grants:
- Hanna Valli-Pulaski, Ph.D., Magee-Womens Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, “The effects of chemotherapy on sperm DNA quality after short-term exposure,” $50,000
- Ryan Flannigan, M.D., B.Sc., F.R.C.S.C., Cornell Institute for Reproductive Medicine, “Investigating the keys to spermatogenic niches among men with non-obstructive azoospermia,” $50,000
- Crystal Chan, M.D., M.Sc., F.R.C.S.C., Mount Sinai Fertility, “Isolation and profiling of extracellular vesicles in uterine fluid to determine novel markers of endometrial receptivity,” $40,000
- Laura Cooney, M.D. and Aleksandar Stanic-Kostic, M.D., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Personalized and predictive immune signature of pregnancy outcome in women with PCOS undergoing IVF,” $40,000