Graduate Student Ambassador

Who can apply to be a GSA?

Students enrolled in a Ph.D. program in physiology or related discipline who have/are:

  • Passed their qualifying/preliminary exams prior to applying to the GSA
  • An active APS student member in good standing
  • An outgoing, personable, creative, driven and self-motivated individual


Preferably been one or more of the following:

  • David S. Bruce Awardee for Excellence in Undergraduate Research
  • APS Minority Travel Awardee
  • Dale J. Benos Early Career Professional Service Awardee
  • Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Awardee or Undergraduate Research Excellence Fellowship Awardee
  • APS Section awardee
  • APS Professional Skills Course Participant
  • Porter Physiology Development Program Fellow
  • K-12 Minority Outreach Fellowship Awardee
  • Student member of APS Standing Committees or Section /Chapter or Steering Committees
  • Other APS awardee or activities participant


How do I apply?

Interested applicants should complete the online application. Please read the “Application Guidelines” in the Resource list below, then click on “Apply Now.”


How will participants be selected?

Completed applications will be reviewed by the Trainee Advisory Committee (TAC). Awardees will be selected on the basis of their leadership skills, willingness to establish collaborations with other institutions, availability on social media platforms, presentation/lecture experience, mentoring experience and letters of recommendation. Participants will also be selected to reflect a diversity of racial/ethnic groups and geographic locations.



Completed applications are due one week after the EB abstract deadline. Awardees will be notified by February 1.


Application packets should include:

  • Completed profile and essays
  • The applicant’s CV
  • A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s graduate mentor/P.I. 


Whom can I talk to if I have questions?

Click on the “Program Staff” button on the left for contact information.



Apply Now

Apply online for any of APS awards or fellowships.

Application Guidelines

Guidelines for submitting an application for the award.

Experimental Biology (EB)

The annual EB meeting is a multi-society interdisciplinary, biomedical, and scientific meeting that features plenary and award lectures, symposia, oral and poster sessions, a placement center, and an exhibit of scientific equipment, supplies, and publications.