Criteria and Benefits
Online access to the SRF’s Journal – Reproduction
The SRF is delighted to offer ALL members online access to its Journal Reproduction as part of their membership package. Reproduction is a leading journal in the field (Impact factor 3.086) and offers a popular Journal-based learning programme. Discussions are underway to introduce a prize for the best research paper published by an SRF member in Reproduction.
Reduced combined print/online Reproduction subscription
Members who also wish to receive a printed copy of Reproduction qualify for a substantially discounted subscription.
Additional Reduced Subscriptions
SRF Members are entitled to a discounted subscription for the following journals; Andrology; Human Reproduction; Molecular Human Reproduction; Human Reproduction Update.
Members are also entitled to a 50% discount for their first two years of individual Royal Society of Biology membership.
SRF Travel Grants UP TO £800
Travel Grants are available to support the attendance of SRF members at non-SRF conferences and courses relevant to reproductive biology. Reflecting the rising cost of attending such meetings, the Society has increased the maximum award available to £800 (amounts awarded will be dependent on overall cost of meeting and distance travelled). SRF Travel grants are available to those who have been an SRF member for a minimum of one year. Exception is given to members who have been a member for less than one year but are in the first year of their PhD. Further information.
Discounted registration fees and bursaries to attend Fertility
SRF members qualify for highly discounted rates and bursaries to attend Fertility. Fertility is held jointly with the British Fertility Society and the Association of Clinical Embryologists in January of each year. Following a consultation with SRF members, from 2017, Fertility replaces the SRF Annual Conference as the main scientific meeting on the SRF calendar.
The value of SRF Academic Scholarships was recently increased from £10,000 to £12,500. This fund supports active, long-standing (five year’s minimum continuous membership) SRF members in established academic posts to develop and maintain their research programmes. Scholarships can be used to support activities including small pump-priming grants to generate preliminary data for a full grant proposal; travel and subsistence for a period of sabbatical leave or for bridging funds to help retain staff during gaps in grant funding. Members can only receive one award in every five years of continuous membership. Having received an award, members must maintain their membership for a further five years to be eligible to apply again. Further information.
Apply for an SRF Workshop or Event Sponsorship
SRF members can now bid for support to facilitate workshops which cover focussed areas of reproductive biology. Both financial and logistical support from the Society is available. Further information.
Academic Scholarship – retaining quality scientists in the field.
Early Career Researcher Scholarship – supporting members in early stages of their independent research.
Return to Research Scholarship – supporting scientists returning to the field after a career break.
SRF Vacation Scholarships
SRF members are eligible to act as project supervisors for SRF Vacation Scholarships, which enable particularly promising students to work during the summer vacation in university departments or research institutes on projects related to reproduction and fertility in humans and other animals. Projects can be a maximum of eight weeks long, and include a stipend funded at £250 per week, plus an award of £1,000 to be paid to the host laboratory to cover the cost of consumables for the project. Further information.
The following prizes will next be awarded at Fertility 2018.
Eligibility for SRF New Investigator Award
Members who are within ten years of being awarded their PhD (or equivalent qualification) can be nominated for this prestigious award. The selected individual will be invited to present a paper at Fertility and also at the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) Annual Meeting. Further information.
Eligibility for SRF Postdoctoral Prize
Upon submission of an abstract to Fertility, Postdocs, who are within five years of receiving their PhD, can opt to be considered for this prize. Submissions are selected to present at the SRF Annual Conference and the winner is invited to present their paper at the Society for Reproductive Biology (SRB) Annual Scientific Conference in Australia. Further information.
Eligibility for SRF Student Prize
Another of our conference awards, the Student Prize is awarded to a postgraduate student who delivers the best oral presentation in the ‘Student Prize Session’ at the Fertility meeting. Further information.