Each THSNA Travel-To-A-Mentor Award provides financial support (up to $2500 per award) for one mentee to train for one week with a pre-selected research mentor at their facility anywhere in the US, Canada, or Mexico. Award funds are anticipated to cover air or land transportation, hotel/housing, meals, and essential incidental expenses.
The specific number of awards made each year will be determined by the funds made available from a combination of allocated THSNA Summit revenues, agreed-upon assessments from member organizations, and/or gifts from THSNA pharmaceutical partners and Summit Sponsors.
Awards will fall into the following categories:
Applicant merit will be judged from the two-page applicant essay, the mentor’s letter of commitment, and the applicant’s promise via his or her prior work and one or two letters of reference. The THSNA Mentoring Committee will select award winners.
Details of each award and recipient will be posted on the THSNA website.
Applicants will be eligible to apply for this award providing they:
The structure of each one-week experience will be determined jointly by the mentee and mentor, but is expected to include: a) clinical and/or laboratory experiences (where applicable), b) attendances at relevant conferences and laboratory or research group meetings, and c) a meeting with the mentor to discuss potential future collaborations (where applicable and where desired), like a review article or development of a multi-center clinical trial.
At the time of application, the applicant (mentee) will have pre-arranged to work with a specific mentor in his or her field, or in a complementary field, and that person will have provided a letter agreeing to be mentor for this time period.
The next application submission deadline is:
January 8, 2018