PRIM&R Regional Connections is designed to encourage research ethics professionals in a given geographic area to connect and build relationships. Many professionals would like to talk, network, and swap strategies with others who work or live nearby, but they don’t have the resources or connections to do so. By making small grants available and providing a how-to toolkit, PRIM&R offers support every step of the way to individuals and institutions who would like to organize and host a Regional Connections event. Past programs have included panels, speakers, book groups, networking lunches, or other substantive content.
If you’d like to host a Regional Connections event, start by downloading the PRIM&R Regional Connections Toolkit, which includes a checklist, tips, and other helpful resources. Once you have begun to develop your ideas for the program you’d like to host, submit an application for funding.
Applications are reviewed by the Membership Committee to determine how to allocate the available funding. Depending on the nature of the event, you can apply for any amount between $250 and $1,000. All Regional Connections grants are designated for support of direct costs incurred by the educational events. Please note that, as a nonprofit organization, it is PRIM&R’s policy not to pay overhead. Before applying for funding, please review the requirements in the Regional Connections Toolkit and funding criteria below.
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