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CALL FOR SPR MEMBERSHIP NOMINATIONS

NOMINATION SUBMISSIONS
ACCEPTED JUNE 1 - JULY 31 

 

The nomination must be initiated online by the SPR nominating member, not by the nominee. After the nominating member starts the process and uploads both letters (nominating and seconding letters), then the nominee information (training details, publication PDFs, etc.) can be requested through the website


WHY NOMINATE?

  • Many researchers want to join SPR but have never been nominated.

  • Help your colleagues. Nominate a researcher today. With every new member, SPR's mission is advanced: Creating a multi-disciplinary network of diverse researchers to improve child health.

WHAT IS THE MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA?

  • Have completed an advanced degree and is typically >= 3 years post fellowship. Given that research career paths may be different for nurse researchers, the advanced degree requirement can be waived for nurses as long as the candidate can demonstrate evidence of an independent research program.

  • Conducting hypothesis-driven research in a field related to pediatrics or child health and ongoing commitment to the same.

  • Demonstrate an independent research trajectory through publications, patents or leadership roles within collaborative teams.

  • Demonstrate leadership and substantive participation in the concept, design and execution of research of benefit to children.

  • The age requirement for Active Membership has been eliminated.

  • There is no requirement that an individual must have secured an R01/R01 equivalent to be eligible for nomination to SPR.

WHO CAN NOMINATE?

  • All SPR members (except Junior members) in good standing, with dues fully paid, including current SPR Officers or Council members.

  • The age requirement for Active Membership has been eliminated.

WHO WRITES NOMINATION LETTERS AND LETTERS OF SUPPORT?

  • Nomination letters for individuals must be provided by two current SPR Active Members in good standing.

  • Individuals within or outside an individual’s institution can provide letters of support and nomination. Of note, peers of the individual who are SPR Active Members in good standing can also provide letters of support and nomination.

HOW ARE NEW MEMBERS SELECTED?

  • SPR council will review all completed applications and will select new members at the council meeting in late fall.

  • New members are announced in December, membership is effective January 1.

  • Council decisions are final, but unsuccessful applicants may be re-nominated in subsequent years if they meet eligibility criteria.

HOW DO I MAKE A NOMINATION?

  • Nominator must contact nominees & seconding members.

    • For Nominee: Gather name and email address. Nominee will submit Nominee Information Requirements.

    • For Seconding member: Gather name, contact information and letter.

  • Nominator: Prepare nomination letter on institutional stationary with evidence of membership criteria met. Seconding letters may be less detailed, but both nominating and second letters should:

    • Document completed advance degree(s).

    • Demonstrate that the nominee is conducting hypothesis-driven research in pediatrics or child health.

    • Demonstrate nominee's independent research trajectory through publications, patents or leadership roles within collaborative teams.

    • Demonstrate nominee's leadership and substantive participation in the concept, design and execution of research of benefit to children.

  • When the above materials are assembled, the nominator member initiates the nomination.

 

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