The Trainee Bridge Fund (TBF) aims to provide awardees with a bridge toward becoming an independent professional in a career focused on an aspect of human milk and lactation research that was outside the focus of an awardee’s doctoral program (or other academic program/training), OR to allow an awardee to move into the field of human milk and lactation, even if that was not the focus of the awardee’s doctoral program (or other academic program/training). The TBF will cover long-term activities, achievable within one year.
TBF-funded initiatives could include, for example:
The TBF covers up to USD 100,000 per awardee for visa-related costs, roundtrip transportation to/from the activity destination, accommodation and personal expenses (food, local transportation). Basic activity expenses are also covered, such as: laboratory costs, conference fees, workshop fees, flights to collaboration sites and ISRHML conference travel/accommodation for presentation of results and experience. The registration fee for the ISRHML conference is excluded, as ISRHML will waive the registration fee. 1-2 awards will be granted per year.
To be eligible for a Trainee Bridge Fund, the applicant must:
Quality of the proposed training expansion:
Any Awardee under the Trainee Travel Fund needs to comply with the following obligations:
The Potential Awardee shall complete the online application via a link from the ISRHML website; the application shall include the following information:
All required documents listed above will be submitted in the online system when applications open.
If you have any questions about the TBF, please send them to [email protected].
*Applicants please take note of the agreement templates, we advise that your institution(s) is also aware of the agreement templates.