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The Porter Physiology Development Program provides 1-2 year full-time graduate fellowships in programs leading to the Ph.D. in the physiological sciences at U.S. institutions. The program is open to underrepresented racial and ethnic minority applicants (Blacks/African-Americans; Hispanics; Native Americans/Native Alaskans; and Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders) who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its territories and are student members of the Society. The applicant’s advisor/PI must also be a member of APS.

The fellowship provides

  • An annual stipend equivalent to NIH pre-doctoral stipend levels. The stipend level is adjusted, as needed. See yearly application information in Resources below for updated information.
  • Online professional development activities on networking skills and career development.
  • Opportunities for K-12 outreach and other professional service.

Application deadline is January 15 for funding in September. To apply, read the yearly application information (see Resources below) and click on the “Apply Now” button below.

The committee accepts multiple applications from the same institution. However, if significant duplication of content between the two applications (plagiarism) is suspected, the committee reserves the right to reject applications without review. The committee will make no more than 1 award to applications from the same mentor/lab in a specific year. The committee also reserves the right to limit the number of awards made to applicants from the same institution in a single year. Please note that unsuccessful applicants will not be provided with feedback on their application.


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Application Information

This document contains details on eligibility, location of study, tenure, stipends, evaluation & selection, and condition of award.

Application Information for NEW Fellowship

This document contains guidelines for NEW Porter Fellowship applications.

Application Information for CONTINUING Fellowship

This document contains guidelines for RENEWAL Porter Fellowship applications (second year of funding).