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Grants, Awards, & Funding

SMI is pleased to offer members of all experience levels funding assistance for attending conferences, visiting mentors and colleagues, holding muculent meetings, and more. Here are a few formal funding programs we have set up.

Travel Awards

Travel awards are granted to SMI members in need of financial assistance for travel costs, childcare, and other financial hardships incurred when attending a muculent meeting or conference.
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Technique-Sharing Travel Grants

SMI funds members who are traveling to meet a colleague to exchange techniques, research, and more. Principal investigators may apply for the travel of lab members as well as for their own travels.
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Mentorship Program

SMI helps match young scientists with more-experienced mucosal immunologists throughout the world. The two-year mentorship focuses on assisting mentees in the development of their independent scientific programs, grant writing, networking, and other skills.
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External Meeting Support

SMI is proud to offer support for external and non-SMI meetings with the goal of advancing the mucosal immunology in the scientific community at large.
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