SMI is pleased to offer a new resource to members supporting their research.

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Program Objective
To help researchers within SMI to better learn from their peers by supporting travel grants to learn techniques from other mucosal immunologists. Not only will the program benefit researchers directly, it will also strengthen connections between members and the integrity of the society.

This program is eligible to members of SMI. Principal investigators may apply for the travel of lab members, as well as for their own travels. In the case of a direct application of trainees (which is preferred), a letter of support provided by the principal investigator is required. Priority will be given to applications in which both the visiting scientist and host are active SMI members.

Application Requirements
The following are required components of the application:

  • A description of the travel plans, including a short overview of the project, a description of the technique to be learned, and how it will help the project (maximum length: 1-page)
  • CV of the applicant and, if different, of the person to travel
  • Statement of consent from the hosting researcher
  • Letter of support from the principal investigator in case of direct application by the trainee
  • Preliminary budget

Submission Deadlines
There will be for submission windows, each closing on the dates listed below. Notifications will be sent within 4 weeks of the submission closing date.

  • February 15
  • May 15
  • August 15
  • November 15

Award Recipient Requirements
Travels should be concluded within six (6) months of award notice. Reimbursement of travels will be performed after submission of travel expense details according to the amount stated in the approval, and in accordance with SMI reimbursement policies.