Thank you for your interest in PRIM&R's conference scholarship programs. PRIM&R is offering two distinct scholarship programs to assist individuals with the costs associated with attending the 2017 AER Conference. Please note there will be no Global Research Scholarships available for 2017.
To be eligible for priority consideration, please email your completed application to Olivia Hughes, program assistant, at email@example.com by 5:00 PM ET on June 16, 2017. Applications received after that date will be considered on a rolling basis through August 25, 2017.
Many small, underfunded institutions of higher education in the United States need, but do not have, fully functioning IRBs or human research protections programs (HRPPs). Many of these institutions serve primarily minority populations with educational disparities, such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs). Others are health institutions serving minority populations with significant health disparities, such as community clinics, regional or area Indian Health Boards, and tribal governments. Almost all such institutions have significantly fewer resources than their larger peer institutions. In addition, many of these institutions are being asked to take on greater roles in research by participating in studies or initiating their own research activities.
The Community (Unaffiliated/Non-Scientific) IRB Member Scholarship Program was developed in response to feedback from advocates and IRB community members. The program's goal is to ensure that community members and non-affiliated IRB members receive equal educational opportunities as their colleagues so as to develop and progress in their IRB service. This program strives to extend educational and development opportunities to interested community members committed to advancing ethical research practices and to provide a networking base among collegial practitioners and peers.