Emmett Chappelle Awards

Emmett Chappelle Awards

Since its first meeting in 1988, SRBR has welcomed and benefited from researchers with a common interest in biological timing from widely varying backgrounds, disciplines and countries.  The Emmett Chappelle Awards aim to stimulate underrepresented minorities (URM) attendance to the SRBR meeting. US Researchers who identify as coming from backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical sciences as defined by NIH regardless of nationality, and Non-US Researchers who identify as an underrepresented or disadvantaged individual in the country in which they currently live are strongly encouraged to apply. All levels of training are eligible for the Emmett Chappelle Award (undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, medical students). Some fellowships will also be available for URM junior faculty. Applications will be reviewed by the SRBR Travel and Trainee Awards Committee. Fellowship competition results will be announced in late February early March 2024. Emmett Chappelle Awardees will also be eligible for the SRBR Trainee Travel Awards (Research Merit and Excellence Awards). Our goal is to provide Emmett Chappelle Awardees with professional development tools and networking opportunities to become future leaders and role models in the biological rhythms community. We will facilitate the integration of the Emmett Chappelle Awardees to the biological rhythms community through professional development workshops and a one-on-one mentoring program. The Emmett Chappelle Award will cover a portion of meeting and travel expenses. Emmett Chappelle Awardees will enjoy opportunities to develop a peer network and participate in the largest gathering of the chronobiology community. Emmett Chappelle Awardees will also be eligible for the SRBR Trainee Travel Awards (Research Merit and Excellence Awards). The application submission deadline is January 19, 2023. 

Application criteria:

  1. Be a trainee or junior investigator both US and Non-US institutions (enrolled in an undergraduate program or a graduate degree program: master’s or PhD or equivalent or be a postdoctoral fellow within 6 years of training as of the abstract deadline).
  2. Identify as a US underrepresented and disadvantaged researcher based on NIH criteria  https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-031.html.
  3. Identify as a Non-US researcher who identifies as an underrepresented and disadvantaged individual in the country in which they currently live, or have a disability.
  4. Register for the conference at the appropriate rate (or will register if the application is successful)
  5. Be a member of SRBR or will become a member (if the application is successful)
  6. Performing research in chronobiology
  7. Attend the SRBR meeting. To take advantage of the networking opportunities with other attendees, Awardees are strongly encouraged to have a hotel room reservation in the Sheraton Puerto Rico Resort room block. The name of the trainee has to be on the hotel room reservation.  *Awardees can submit a petition to stay outside of the SRBR room blocks but are highly discouraged to do so.