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.
The final 3-5 candidates will be invited to an online presentation to present their projects and allow for questions during the Counsel Board meeting, for about 20 minutes each including questions. The Counsel Board meeting usually happens mid of December. 1-2 awards will be granted per year.
To be eligible for a Trainee Bridge Fund, the applicant must:
Awardees are selected based on evidence that the proposed project and hosting environment will provide the necessary training to support her/him to progress through early career transitions on the way to an independent position in the field of human milk and lactation. Awardees will also be selected based on evident potential for career growth in the field of human milk and lactation.
Quality of the proposed training expansion:
Any Trainee Bridge Fund awardee needs to comply with the following obligations:
Potential Awardees shall complete the online application via the ISRHML website; the application shall include the following information:
All required documents listed above will be submitted via the ISRHML website.
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.