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  • Scholarships

    PRIM&R is once again offering three distinct scholarship programs to assist individuals with the costs associated with attending the 2016 AER Conference.

    To be eligible for priority consideration, please email your completed application to Caroline Slymon, executive coordinator, at cslymon@primr.org by 5:00 PM ET on June 9, 2016. Applications received after that date will be considered on a rolling basis through August 29, 2016.

    Community (Unaffiliated/Non-Scientific) IRB Member Scholarship Program


    Institutional Capacity Building Scholarship Program

    • Who can apply: Teams of two IRB/HRPP staff members and/or IRB members who work at institutions that are Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges or Universities (TCUs), or other institutions that serve minority populations with significant health disparities, such as community clinics, regional/area Indian Health Boards, and tribal governments.
    • Awards may consist of full and partial fee waivers to the 2016 AER Conference, roundtrip coach airfare to Anaheim, hotel accommodations for the length of the meeting, and a stipend to cover meals not offered at the conference. 
    • Read more about the mission of this program, and download an application here.

    Global Research Scholarship Program

    • Who can apply: IRB/research ethics committee (REC) staff members, IRB/REC members, and researchers who are based in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
    • Awards may consist of full and partial fee waivers to the 2016 AER Conference, roundtrip coach airfare to Anaheim, hotel accommodations for the length of the meeting, and a stipend to cover meals not offered at the conference. Please note that travel arrangements will only be made for awardees who have secured a visa to enter the United States. 
    • PRIM&R will provide a letter of invitation to all scholars from outside the United States; however, our staff members are unable to intervene with consulate authorities on behalf of scholarship recipients.
    • We encourage all international applicants to visit the United States Embassy website early to locate their nearest US consulate and to keep appraised of travel regulations, which are always subject to change.
    • Read more about the mission of this program, and download an application here.

    Conditions of Scholarship Awards

    • Within six months of the conference, all scholarship recipients are expected to provide proof of dissemination of knowledge they gained while at the conference. For example, past scholarship recipients have given presentations during classes they teach, at IRB/REC meetings, and at departmental meetings. If recipients fail to abide by this requirement, they will not be eligible for funding or fee waivers for future PRIM&R programs.
    • Not all scholarship recipients are guaranteed full funding. 
    • All recipients will receive a letter clearly outlining their scholarship details, including financial support. 
    • Those who have received full scholarships in the past will only be eligible for partial awards.