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Conference Awards

There are several awards available for this meeting:

  • APS Abstract-based Travel Awards for Postdoctoral Fellows, Graduate, and Undergraduate Students
  • APS Minority Travel Fellowship Award
  • The Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program Travel Award

APS Abstract-based Travel Awards for Postdoctoral Fellows, Graduate, and Undergraduate Students

To encourage the participation of young scientists in training, travel awards will be made to postdoctoral fellows, graduate, and undergraduate students based on abstracts judged to be most meritorious. Each award will consist of a partial travel reimbursement and a certificate.

Award Requirements

To be considered for an award the candidate must:

  • Submit an abstract for the conference
  • Be the first author on the abstract
  • Must be an undergraduate/graduate student or postdoctoral fellow*
  • Indicate on the “Details” page of the abstract site, the desire to be considered for the Abstract-based Travel Award
  • Complete and submit the online award application form by the award deadline

The award application for the abstract-based travel award has now closed.

Award Judging Process and Notification

Award applicants will be judged prior to the meeting. Winners will be notified via email before the conference begins. In addition, the winners will be recognized during the conference. Certificates and reimbursement information will be distributed at that time. Due to manpower, we are not able to respond to those who were not selected for an award.

For more information on the Abstract-based Travel Awards, please click here to contact the APS Meetings Department.

*Postdoctoral Fellows must have received their degree within the last three years of the meeting dates.

APS Minority Travel Fellowship Award Information

The APS is offering travel awards for individuals who traditionally have been underrepresented in science to attend the APS 14th International Conference on Endothelin: Physiology, Pathophysiology and Therapeutics that is being held from September 2—5, 2015 in Savannah, Georgia.

APS Minority Programs are designed to increase the overall participation of minorities from those racial and ethnic groups which are currently underrepresented in science in the United States. For a more detailed description of these groups, visit http://grants.nih.gov/training/faq_diversity.htm#867.

The specific intent of the APS Minority Travel Fellowship is to increase active participation in and networking at scientific meetings among graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career faculty who are from groups underrepresented in the physiological sciences. 

Who Can Apply?

The APS Minority Travel Fellowship Awards are open to: 

  • Underrepresented minority (URM) graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career faculty (recently transitioned—within 5 years of obtaining a Ph.D.); and
  • Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career faculty (recently transitioned—within 5 years of obtaining a Ph.D.) with disabilities.

Applicants must be attending US institutions and conducting research within the 50 States and U.S. Territories. Porter Physiology Development Fellows are encouraged to apply. Incomplete and ineligible applications will not be reviewed.

Travel Fellows will receive up to $1,800 in expense reimbursement for registration, housing, meals, air and ground transportation, and tips. These awards do not provide funds for international travel. Up to 5 awards will be made.

The award application for the abstract-based travel award has now closed.

For more information regarding the APS Minority Travel Award, please click here.

The Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program Travel Award

The Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program was created by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). The NIGMS MARC Program seeks to increase the number of highly-trained underrepresented biomedical and behavioral scientists in leadership positions to significantly impact the health-related research needs of the nation. Nationally, groups found to be underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research include, but are not limited to, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives and natives of the US Pacific Islands (Hawai'i, Guam and American Samoa only).

The overall objective of the FASEB MARC Program is to help strengthen the research training opportunities for students, postdoctoral fellows and academic/research faculty members from underrepresented groups.  A key objective of the MARC Program is the encouragement, preparation and support of underrepresented minority students in the pursuit of postgraduate education leading to the Ph.D., M.D.-Ph.D., or other combined professional degree-Ph.D. in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

For more than 30 years, the FASEB Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program has promoted diversity in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, as well as the training and advancement of underrepresented students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and scientists. We seek to provide access to resources and training that incorporate a variety of programs and benefits for these individuals. However, for FASEB and the individuals involved in the FASEB MARC Program, it is about much more than the resources, the training, and the access.  It is about making dreams come true and "Maximizing Access to Research Careers".

How to Apply and More Information

To contact the MARC Travel Award staff, please click here.


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