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APS Minority Programs are designed to increase the overall participation of minorities from those racial and ethnic groups which are currently underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields in the United States: Blacks/African-Americans; Hispanics; Native Americans/Native Alaskans; and Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders. For a more detailed description of these groups, visit http://grants.nih.gov/training/faq_diversity.htm#867.  Use the navigation at left to access information on these topics:

  • Student Awards/Fellowships: APS offers a number of fellowships for minority undergraduate & graduate students (travel awards, graduate fellowships, abstract-based awards, and K-12 outreach fellowships) designed to provide funding, but to also offer opportunities to build professional networks.
  • Postdoc Awards/Fellowships: APS also offers a number of fellowships specifically for minority postdoctoral fellows – travel awards, abstract-based awards, and K-12 Outreach Fellowships.
  • Faculty/Teacher Fellowships: APS offers fellowships, awards, and opportunities specifically for minority faculty and educators at minority-serving institutions.
  • Career Resources: APS provides extensive online resources to help you learn more about physiology, find out what physiologists do, meet physiologists, and access useful career development tools. Issues of special interest to minority trainees and physiologists are included in the career resources section.
  • Education Projects: The APS sponsors programs which are targeted and/or include a strong focus on increasing diversity in biomedicine at all levels and/or improving K-12 science education for minority students. Many of these programs receive external funding.
  • Outreach Opportunities: APS encourages its members to participate in K-12 outreach to minority students. Use these resources to reach out to future physiologists, science educators, and biomedical professionals to pique their interest in science studies and science careers!
  • Publications/Reports: APS Minority Programs are regularly reviewed and evaluated for their effectiveness and impact. This page provides access to reports, articles, webinars and other publications on diversity issues.
  • PAESMEM Award: APS received the 2003 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). The PAESMEM Program highlights outstanding mentoring efforts that enhance the participation of groups (i.e., women, minorities, and persons with disabilities) that are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
  • Web Links: APS is pleased to provide links to other organizations with resources and programs to support diversity in science and education.

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