Smriti was selected for the 2017- Scholarship for The Bridge Program, conducted for the first time by QUT. She was awarded a full fee-waiver for the 6 months program and received a travel award to attend the facet to face sessions at Adelaide. The Bridge Initiative includes face-to-face and online training in the scientific, legal, financial, clinical, regulatory and reimbursement disciplines that contribute to research translation and the commercialisation of medicines. As a participant, Smriti benefited from direct exposure to networking opportunities with top pharmaceutical companies operating globally. Smriti was also awarded a Travel Grant to support her representation in the Bridge Program.