Call for Applications

2021 ISRHML - Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Trainee Expansion Program (TEP)

International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML)'s Trainee Expansion Program (TEP) is the first program tailored for trainees and early career academics interested in human milk and lactation research. TEP provides merit-based funding up to US $100,000 for two types of projects:

Trainee Bridge Fund (TBF) grants provide up to US $100,000 for activities achievable within one year.

Trainee Travel Fund (TTF) grants provide up to US $10,000 for activities achievable within three months.

Visit the TBF and TTF pages for eligibility and selection criteria. For questions or concerns regarding the eligibility and/or selection criteria, please contact Professor Donna Geddes at donna.geddes@uwa.edu.au.

  1. General Online Application Instructions

    Applicants will be automatically informed of the unique ID numbers and passwords assigned to their application. Applications may be viewed and modified at any time between submission and the deadline, using the assigned ID# and password.

    The online application system divides the submittal process into a series of steps. The applicant will complete the requirements for a step, review and save the step, then proceed to next step following the buttons at the bottom of each page. Steps must be completed in sequence. At any point prior to the application deadline, you may revisit any completed step within your application to make editorial changes. Click the applicable step in the step tab bar, edit the data, and save the step once again.

    The online submission process sends email notifications. Sometimes universities and/or institutions block these confirmation emails, mistaking them for spam. We encourage you to add isrhml@confex.com to your address book in order to ensure you receive communication regarding your submission.

Online Application Steps and Guidelines:

  1. Project Information

    International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML) requires the following project information:

    • Project Title
    • Submitter's Email Address
    • Planned Start Date
    • Planned End Date
    • Current or Most Recent Training Institution
         * Name of Institution and Mailing Address, Supervisor's Name, Title, Phone Number, Email Address
    • Host Institution
         * Name of Host Institution and Mailing Address, Supervisor's Name, Title, Phone Number, Email Address
    • Additional Host Institution - for Trainee Bridge Fund (TBF) Applications Only
         * Name of Host Institution and Mailing Address, Supervisor's Name, Title, Phone Number, Email Address
  2. Applicant

    Enter Applicant's Name, Affiliation, Contact Information, Emergency Contact Information (i.e. Name, Phone Number, Email Address).
    * For Trainee Bridge Fund (TBF) Applications Only: Also enter the Training Program Enrollment Status, Training Program Start and Expected End Date, Career Plans
  3. Application Questions

    The application questions should be no more than the word limit set for each question. After answering ALL the questions, click the "Submit" button to save the entered information. Please note, if you DO NOT save the information before moving to another step, the information entered will be lost.

    We encourage you to complete these questions offline first. This portion of the application will NOT SAVE unless ALL fields have content in them. Therefore, if you need to leave the application system, and come back to it, please enter the word “Placeholder” in the fields that have not been completed.

    Trainee Bridge Fund (TBF) - Application Questions

    Trainee Travel Fund (TTF) - Application Questions

    For additional information regarding the questions, please contact Professor Donna Geddes at donna.geddes@uwa.edu.au.

  4. Upload Documents

    Based on your program you are submitting to; you will be able to upload the required and optional documents for the program.

    The following file types may be uploaded: PDF document (*.pdf), Word document (*.doc/*.docx), XLS file (*.xls/xlsx), JPEG image (*.jpg), GIF image (*.gif), or PNG image (*.png). However, a specific document requirement may be restricted to a specific file type(s).

    Trainee Bridge Fund (TBF) - Document ChecklistPDF document (*.pdf)

    Trainee Travel Fund (TTF) - Document ChecklistPDF document (*.pdf)

    IMPORTANT! Both Trainee Bridge Fund (TBF) and the Trainee Travel Fund (TTF) utilizes pre-defined templates provided by ISRHML (see below). For these required documents i.e., Budget Form and Type of Training, the pre-defined templates MUST BE USED. No other form for these documents will be accepted and could result in the application NOT being reviewed.

    Trainee Bridge Fund (TBF) - Budget FormXLS file (*.xls/xlsx)

    Trainee Travel Fund (TTF) - Budget FormXLS file (*.xls/xlsx)

    Trainee Bridge Fund (TBF) - Type of TrainingPDF document (*.pdf)

    Trainee Travel Fund (TTF) - Type of TrainingPDF document (*.pdf)

    For additional information regarding any of the required documentation (including the budget form), please contact Professor Donna Geddes at donna.geddes@uwa.edu.au.

  5. Letters of Support - Trainee Bridge Fund (TBF) Only

    An application to the Trainee Bridge Fund (TBF) requires two letters of support to be submitted by listed references on the application. Upon completing this step, an email message will be sent to the person you identify, asking him/her to submit a letter of support for the application. Please ensure that the email address you provide for this person is a working email address. Please inform this reference that he/she will be asked to submit a letter of support online, and that ISRHML will provide him/her via email with the necessary password and Web page address.

    Once the reference has submitted his/her letter of support online, you will receive a confirmation email that the letter of support was received by the ISRHML online system. Please note, sometimes universities and/or institutions block these confirmation emails, mistaking them for spam. By periodically accessing your submission and clicking the menu icon (top left) then the "View Submission" link and then scrolling down to the "Letters of Support" section, you will be able to see the status of your letter of support. We suggest your reference adds isrhml@confex.com to their email safe list to ensure receiving the communication regarding your letter of support request.

    Letter of Support Deadline:  All letters of support must be received by Friday, 1 October 2021 (11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT)), in order for the application to be reviewed by ISRHML staff.
  6. Confirmation

    You will have a chance to look over the application to make sure all is complete. Any changes that you make will be reflected instantly. You DO NOT need to go through all of the submission steps in order to change one thing, simply utilize the step links in the Application Control Panel and edit previously entered information. At any point in the online submission process, prior to the submission deadline, you can return to a previous completed step (even if the Confirmation step was completed) and make edits to the submission.

  1. Contact ISRHML

    For more information or questions about the 2021 ISRHML - Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Trainee Expansion Program (TEP), please contact Professor Donna Geddes at donna.geddes@uwa.edu.au.

  1. Need Technical Support?

    If you have any difficulties, utilizing the online application system, please Contact technical support with your questions or comments. Technical support may also be obtained by calling (401) 334-0220 between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. EST, Monday-Friday. Please provide tech staff with your Application ID# and let them know you are submitting to ISRHML, so we can quickly assist you.