baby with parents Foundation for Reproductive Medicine Contributes to Infertility Patient Care through Research and CME Support. The Foundation of Reproductive Medicine (FRM) supports two distinct missions: research and continuing medical education.

Research Support

Research support is one of FRM’s two pillars. We are always looking for new research proposals in reproductive biology and clinical medicine. Result of FRM-supported research must be made available to the global research community and on FRM's website. The research we support focuses on solving infertility problems to benefit humanity.

If you have a research proposal that you would like FRM to review for financial support, please submit your proposal here. Research proposals are reviewed in the following step-by-step process:

  • Submission of letter of intent by the principal investigator.
  • Submission of formal proposal.
  • Review of proposal by an FRM investigator.
  • Proposal review by independent reviewers.
  • Submission for funding to the Foundation Board by the FRM President.
  • Review by the Foundation Board for approval of funding.
  • Fund dispensation per application requirements.

Qualified proposals need to be from responsible investigators who have demonstrated prior experience with grant administration. The research has to be conducted, where applicable, with prior review and approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Applications should be submitted in NIH format.

The first step in the process is to submit a letter of intent. Please describe technical requirements, budget, and expected outcome for FRM’s consideration.

Continuing Medical Education Support

FRM sponsors the GrandRounds, a continuing medical education (CME) lecture series widely attended by physicians and scientists in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and scientists in all areas of reproductive biology. Featuring leading investigators in the fields, the complimentary CME series is co-sponsored by FRM and Center for Human Reproduction (CHR).

The FRM conference, which started in 2016 and has been held in New York City every year since, has gained importance in the FRM’s work. The conference, Translational Reproductive Biology and Clinical Reproductive Endocrinology Conference, draws over 200 clinicians and basic scientists from all over the world with a stellar lineup of faculty presenting the most authoritative, up-to-date developments in the field. To learn more about the FRMC, please visit the conference website.

For Researchers with Potential Presentation Topic

If you have important research findings in reproductive medicine and biology that you believe fit the GrandRounds’ scope, please submit an education proposal here, outlining the findings and their clinical implications.

For Physicians and Scientists Interested in Attending

GrandRounds is offered in New York City throughout the year with short breaks during holiday and vacation seasons. To learn about the upcoming lecture and to register for an event, please click here. GrandRounds are offered free of charge to physicians, scientists and journalists actively practicing in fields related to reproduction.

Support FRM ’s Work

A not-for-profit organization, FRM accepts tax-deductible donations from the public to support cutting-edge research and post-graduate education in reproductive medicine and biology. Click here to learn more, or make a donation.