The 2022 Workshop and PRS Annual Meeting will be held September 8-11 in Austin, TX at the Sonesta Bee Cave Hotel.
The PRS Workshop uses immersive, active-writing, and active-oral presentation design, with one-on-one feedback from NIH-funded faculty-mentors drawn from the PRS membership. During the two-day Workshop, young investigator participants compose a clear grant proposal that tells a logical, cohesive story and makes concise statements of scientific premise, significance, innovation, and impact. Young Investigators also learn clear writing and oral communications skills.
The Workshop is funded by awards from Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition. Successful applicants attend the two-day Workshop and the two-day PRS Annual Meeting, directly following the Workshop.
A long-term goal of the Society is to encourage young investigators to consider applying for new membership in PRS.
We welcome applications from senior post-doctoral or clinical fellows or junior faculty (up to five years as Assistant Professor) engaged in perinatal research. Successful candidates will demonstrate scholarly achievements appropriate for career stage, have identified upcoming grant opportunities that they will pursue, and be prepared to work on their proposal at the Workshop. Nominees are expected to attend both the Workshop and the PRS Annual Meeting, which directly follows the Workshop.
If selected for an award, the Society will arrange and cover the registration costs for both the Workshop and the Main Meeting, including hotel rooms for four nights and all meals. . The applicant and their institution are responsible for all travel to and from the venue.
Late applications will not be accepted.
Previous participants cannot apply.
How to Apply
Prior to applying make sure that you have prepared the following documents in PDF or Word format:
Applicant Cover Letter. Please include your full name and degree, complete academic title, address, phone number, email, and gender. Please indicate if you meet the NIH definition of Underrepresented in Health Related or Scientific Fields (for more information on this, please visit NIH Diversity Criteria). Also, please outline plans for upcoming grant submissions. (required)
Applicant Curriculum Vitae. Should emphasize accomplishments towards a research career. (required)
Letter of Nomination. Usually by a PRS member, mentor, Division Head, Department Chair or a supervisor who can indicate how the candidate will benefit from attending the meeting and workshop (including plans for upcoming grant submissions). (required)
Travel Expenses. Statement on institution letterhead confirming institutional support for travel expenses to attend the meeting. (required) NOTE - if travel expenses requirement cannot be met - some funds may be available. Please indicate if your department cannot pay travel funds.
Application Packets Should be Emailed to PRS at email@example.com by May 31, 2022
If you have any other questions about the program sponsored by the NICHD or about the Perinatal Research Society, please contact;PRS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021 VIRTUAL YOUNG INVESTIGATORS WORKSHOP
Workshop Participants 2021
|Jin Bai, PhD||Postdoc||University of California, Irvine|
|Emily A Callan, MD||Asst Professor||Wake Forrest|
|Sarah Cilvik, MD, PhD||Postdoc||Vanderbilt University|
|Ellen Francis, PhD||Postdoc||University of Colorado|
|Abhrajit Ganguly, MD||Asst Professor||University of Oklahoma|
|Thea Golden, PharmD, PhD||Postdoc||University of Pennsylvania|
|Laura James-Allan, PhD||Postdoc||UCLA|
|Leena Kadam, PhD||Asst Professor||Wayne State University|
|Ananth Kumar Kammala, PhD||Asst Professor||University of Texas|
|Megan Oakes, MD||Fellow||Washington University, St. Louis|
|Priya Pantham, PhD||Asst Project Scientist||University of California, San Diego|
|Leeann Pavlek, MD||Asst Professor||Nationwide Children's Hospital|
|Beth Pineles, MD, PhD||Fellow||U of TX Health Science Center, Houston|
|Vivek Shukla, MD||Asst Professor||University of Alabama, Birmingham|
|Shajila Siricilla, PhD||Research Fellow||Vanderbilt University|
|Sarah Wernimont, MD, PhD||Asst Professor||University of Minnesota|
|Rebecca Wilson, PhD||Postdoc||University of Florida|
|Director: Lisa Joss-Moore, PhD||Professor||University of Utah|
|Co- Director: Kurt Albertine, PhD||Professor||University of Utah|
|Irina Burd, MD, PhD||Professor||Johns Hopkins University|
|Ronald Magness, PhD||Professor||University of South Florida|
|Louis Muglia, MD, PhD||President/CEO||Burroughs Wellcome Fund|
|Rebecca Simons, MD||Professor||University of Pennsylvania|
|James Wynn, MD||Professor||University of Florida|