Andrew Runge Memorial Embryology Scientist Research Grant Award

Announcing the CRB Andrew Runge Memorial Embryology Scientist Research Grant Award

Andrew C. Runge
January 17, 1964 - August 7, 2020

Supported by an educational grant provided by EMD Serono.

The College of Reproductive Biology would like to announce an exciting new grant opportunity:

The Andrew Runge Memorial Embryology Scientist Research Grant Award. Two grants of $5,000 will be awarded. The grant supports research in fertility-related areas, including andrology and embryology, fertility outcomes, quality improvement, and reproductive basic science topics. Funding support is provided by EMD Serono.

Eligible applicants shall be reproductive scientists interested in reproductive medicine or reproductive biology research. Individuals actively involved in reproductive scientific investigation, infertility investigation, reproductive medicine, or clinical infertility practice will be considered. Applications should focus on basic reproductive science, fertility outcomes, quality improvement of reproductive health, management of an infertility laboratory, or other areas of reproductive health, andrology, or embryology.

Questions related to the CRB Andrew Runge Memorial Embryology Scientist Research Grant announcements or submission requirements should be directed to the CRB. The preferred method of communication is by email: crb-aab@aab.org. Phone calls may be directed to 314-241-1445. Assistance is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central Time. Response times may vary depending upon the volume of inquiries.

Overview

The College of Reproductive Biology (CRB) invites applications for the Andrew Runge Memorial Embryology Scientist Research Award Grant. The grant supports research in fertility-related areas, including andrology and embryology, fertility outcomes, quality improvement, and reproductive basic science topics. Grants are supported by an educational grant provided by EMD Serono.

Number of Awards: Two (2)
Annual Award amount per award: $5,000
Duration of Funding: One (1) year, with biannual progress reports.
Funds may be used for support of new or ongoing research.

Important Timeline

Grant Application Acceptance Period: June 15, 2022 – September 1, 2022
Application Deadline: 4:00 pm Central Time September 1, 2022
Applicant Notification of Grant Status: October 15, 2022
Awardee Announcement: on or before November 30, 2022
First Six Months Funds Awarded: November 30, 2022
Progress Reports: May 31, 2023, and November 30, 2023

Post-Award Requirements:

  • Reconciliation of funds and final summary report due within 90 days of study closure.

  • Presentation of research findings at a national or international conference (CRB, ASRM, ESHRE, or similar) within 6 (six) months of study closure.

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants shall be reproductive scientists interested in reproductive medicine or reproductive biology research. Individuals actively involved in reproductive scientific investigation, infertility investigation, reproductive medicine, or clinical infertility practice will be considered. Applications should focus on basic reproductive science, fertility outcomes, quality improvement of reproductive health, management of an infertility laboratory, or other areas of reproductive health, andrology, or embryology.

Research involving human embryos must comply with all applicable federal and state laws. In addition, human embryo research must be in line with ASRM's guidance document on the ethics of human embryo research. No research may proceed, and funding will not be awarded, until all relevant institutional board(s) and committee(s) reviews have been approved and documentation of such approval has been provided to the CRB Grant Review Committee.

Progress Reports

Biannual (May 31 and November 30) progress reports are required. Reports should be submitted by email sent to crb-aab@aab.org. Notification of acceptance of the progress report will be via email within 30 days of the deadline. Progress reports more than five (5) business days late will result in the cancelation of the grant funding. Continued funding will depend on demonstrated progress and productivity as well as progress reports, timelines, and regulatory requirements.


Application Rules and Requirements


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