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APS is no longer offering the Minority Outreach Fellowship. For a complete list of current (through April 2019) and past awardees, click here.

Who can apply?

  • Applicants must be current or past APS Minority Travel Fellows or Porter Physiology Development Fellows
  • Upper level graduate students (have passed preliminary exams or finished coursework) AND postdoctoral fellows
  • Applicants must be conducting research within the 50 States and U.S. Territories
  • Awardees must already be student or regular members of the APS or must be willing to join.

How do I apply?

Applicants complete an online application form. See the Resources section to apply now.

How will participants be selected?

Complete applications will be reviewed by the Porter Physiology Development Committee and past Frontiers in Physiology Research Teachers. Awardees will be selected based on their expressed interest, outreach ideas, and recommendations. Participants also will be selected to reflect a diversity of racial/ethnic groups and research areas in physiology. Fellowships awarded are contingent on the availability of grant funds.

Application packet should include:

  • Completed profile
    • Remember that you must have been a past Porter or Minority Travel Fellow
  • The following file uploads:
    • Applicant's Biographical Information-Part I: NIH-style Biosketch (up to 5 pages). See http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/2590/biosketchsample.pdf for an example
    • Applicant's Biographical Information-Part II Personal statement (1-2 pages). Discuss career aspirations and commitment to outreach. Highlight previous outreach activities and new outreach ideas, leadership roles, and career development opportunities.
    • Highlight any leadership roles and any past, current, and planned outreach activities.
  • Advisor’s Consent: Letter of recommendation
    • Your advisor can include any special attributes, thoughts on whether this fellowship will interfere with the applicant’s progress, and descriptions of commitment to the lab, department and community.

    Who can I talk to if I have questions?

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


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