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Course Reimbursement Program

To help trainees prepare for a range of professional endeavors, the TSRI Society of Fellows provides funds to reimburse postdocs and graduate students for the cost of specified professional development courses and networking events.

This program reimburses eligible individuals up to $350 per year. However, funding for this program is finite. Therefore, if demand exceeds resources, applicants may only receive partial reimbursements for their courses.
We encourage trainees to confirm course eligibility and availability of reimbursement funds prior to taking courses by contacting

Courses and Fees Eligible for Reimbursement

Eligible reimbursements include registration fees for pre-approved courses or networking events pertaining to professional development.

Courses and Fees Ineligible for Reimbursement

  • Fees for social events organized by the Society of Fellows.
  • Courses that end (i.e. the last day of the course) after termination of affiliation with TSRI.
  • Courses that start before the individual begins his or her appointment at TSRI.
  • Conferences or research training seminars.   
  • Courses that teach skills/techniques for academic research (e.g. bioinformatics, x-ray crystallography, computational biology, etc).
  • Courses or events that take place outside the United States. 

Reimbursement Procedure

Submit a completed Course Reimbursement Form online no later than 4 weeks after the course or networking event ends.  The following attachments are required:

  • Copy of the course or networking event description/announcement and fees.  
  • Itemized copy of receipt(s), cancelled check, or credit card statements to show payment for registration, required books, software, and/or other directly related course materials.
  • Proof of successful completion of the course: passing grade, certificate of completion, or instructor/organizer notation. For networking events, you must provide evidence of attendance (name badge, handouts, or copies of business cards of people you met)

Course Reimbursement Form

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