Early Career Members

Early Career (EC) SRF membership status is a discounted annual fee of £35 and applies to students at all stages, as well as Postdocs and Researchers that are not yet considered independent.

 Benefits available only to SRF EC members:

  • Discounted annual membership fee (£35)
  • Attend EC events aimed to promote your professional development
  • Opportunities for networking
  • Get practise presenting your undergraduate/masters research in an informal and friendly setting at the Early Career Symposium, held at the annual Fertility Conference

 Summary of benefits available to all SRF members (including EC’s):

  • Online subscription to Reproduction and Reproduction and Fertility (and discounted print subscriptions)
  • Reduced subscription to additional Reproduction and Fertility journals
  • Travel Grant up to £800
  • Bursaries to attend the annual Fertility Conference
  • Discounted registration fees and bursaries* to attend Fertility and further Scientific Meetings
  • Academic Scholarship up to £10,000*
  • Vacation Scholarships for your lab
  • Networking opportunities with peers
  • Eligibility for prestigious SRF prizes and awards

 *subject to meeting additional eligibility requirements

  As of March 1st 2022, 42% of paid SRF members identified as Early Careers.

Consequently, in 2023 the number of Early Career Representatives (ECRs) elected onto the SRF Council increased from 2 to 4 individuals. ECRs are an interface between the EC members and the SRF Council, helping to represent the voice and interests of EC members so that their professional development needs and experience within the society remain a high priority. ECRs also organise the Early Career Symposium – which takes place during the SRF Satellite Day at the Fertility Conference – webinars and ECR Workshops; and each ECR serves on an SRF committee.

 Whilst the majority of our EC members reside within the UK, we also have many EC members overseas, including 2 of our 4 ECRs.

We want to hear from our Early Career Members. Please email srf@conferencecollective.co.uk or email us individually (See the ‘Early Career Representatives’ page) if you have any questions or suggestions for your ECRs, for ways to enhance the experience we offer to our early career members.