Please submit all travel stipend applications to the SMSNA Executive Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Travel stipends are now available for first-time attendees of the SMSNA Annual Fall Scientific Meeting through September 30, 2021. After this date, remaining stipends will be available to first-time and returning attendees, based on need. Women and members of underrepresented communities, such as communities of color or LGBTQIA+ communities, are encouraged to apply.

Travel stipends are provided after the meeting once attendance has been verified.

Basic Scientist Travel Stipends

Five $1,000 travel stipends are available for basic scientists who have submitted an abstract for the Annual SMSNA Fall Scientific Meeting and provide a short statement demonstrating their need for a travel stipend. Requests will be assessed by the Chair of the Basic Science Committee and reviewed by the SMSNA Executive Committee. Eligibility to receive a travel stipend includes:

  • Being an SMSNA member in good standing.
  • Providing written proof* of PhD or other degree.
  • Being fully registered for the meeting.

*Written proof: a letter from the department where the individual is employed stating their degree status (PhD or other degree) and position within the institution.

Advanced Practice Provider Travel Stipends - No longer available!

Five $1,000 travel stipends are available for advanced practice providers (RN/NP/PA/etc.) who provide a short statement of their interest and commitment to the field of sexual health and demonstrate their need for a travel stipend. Requests will be assessed by the Chair of the APN/PA Committee and reviewed by the SMSNA Executive Committee. Eligibility to receive a travel stipend includes:

  • Being an SMSNA member in good standing.
  • Providing written proof* of RN, NP, PA or other degree.
  • Being fully registered for the meeting.

*Written proof: a letter from the department where the individual is employed stating their degree status (RN, NP, PA or other degree) and position within the institution.

Mental Health Professional Travel Stipends

Five $1,000 travel stipends are available for mental health professionals (PhD, MSW or other degree within the mental health field) who provide a short statement of their interest and commitment to the field of sexual health and demonstrate their need for a travel stipend. Requests will be assessed by the Chair of the Mental Health Committee and reviewed by the SMSNA Executive Committee. Eligibility to receive a travel stipend includes:  

  • Being fully registered for the meeting.
  • Providing proof of certification or licensure as a mental health professional.

All requests to be submitted to the SMSNA Executive Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.