PRIM&R has scholarship programs to assist individuals with the costs associated with attending our annual Conferences.
Community (Unaffiliated/Non-Scientific) IRB Member Scholarship Program
The Community (Unaffiliated/Non-Scientific) IRB Member Scholarship Program aims to ensure that community members and non-affiliated IRB members receive educational and professional development opportunities equal to those of their colleagues. The program supports interested community members committed to advancing ethical research practices and provides a networking base among collegial practitioners and peers.
Institutional Capacity Building Scholarship Program
A number of 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. Additionally, many small US colleges, universities and community organizations are called upon to engage in research with animals but struggle to form and/or support their institutional animal care and use committees (IACUCs) due to funding constraints. Almost all such institutions have significantly fewer resources than their larger peer institutions, which can make keeping up on and implementing best HRPP or IACUC practices a challenge. This scholarship program offers a funded educational opportunity to a limited number of teams of two representatives of such institutions, with the goal of building capacity and fostering change at their home institutions.
Global Research Scholarship Program
PRIM&R has created a limited number of scholarships for qualified representatives from low-and middle-income countries to attend the AER Conferences. In the years it is offered, the Global Research Scholarship Program is open to those who have established themselves in the research ethics profession as well as those who are in graduate school, are pursuing a doctorate, or who have less than five years' experience in their professional field.