Benos Early Career Prof. Service Award
Deadline: January 24
Award: $1,000 and complimentary registration to Experimental Biology meeting

Applications should include:
1.  A one-page letter written by the applicant stating the basis for the application with a synopsis of the applicant's specific contributions to the physiology community and evidence related to the criteria;
2.  Two additional support letters written by individuals who are familiar with the substantive contributions of the applicant to professional service;
3.  Applicant's current curriculum vitae.

To be eligible, the applicant must:

  1. Be an APS member in good standing (either student or regular member);
  2. Not be above the rank of Assistant Professor or equivalent in government, industry or medicine;
  3. Not be a current member of the Trainee Advisory Committee;
  4. Plan and have support to attend Experimental Biology meeting to receive the award (travel support is NOT provided). Graduate student and Postdoctoral applicants must provide confirmation from their research advisor or department chair that travel funds to the meeting will be available.
  5. Be willing to write a brief article on professional service for The Physiologist.

The three nomination letters (one written by the applicant and two additional support letters) will serve as the main basis for selection. The letters should demonstrate that the applicant has made a substantive contribution to professional service above and beyond normal expectation.

Examples of service appropriate for consideration include, but are not limited to, active participation in:

  • professional society committees (e.g.- APS, SFN, ACSM, etc.)
  • undergraduate and/or graduate education activities
  • advocacy efforts for public policy
  • educational programs targeted at promoting participation of underrepresented groups in physiology professions
  • National Postdoctoral Association or Graduate Student Association
  • outreach programs such as Physiology Understanding Week or Brain Awareness Week
  • active involvement in K-12 education outreach
  • specific service activities within the nominee's department, program or university

The Trainee Advisory Committee will act as the selection committee for the award.

To apply, go to the APS Online Awards site (see link under Resources below).
For questions, contact the APS Education Office.


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