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. Use the links below for information on targeted awards for underrepresented students. For general awards, click on the Awards tab at the top of the page.



Resources

Integrative Organismal Systems Physiology Fellowships

The APS Integrative Organismal Systems Physiology (IOSP) Fellowship provides hands-on summer research experience for undergraduate underrepresented students interested in exploring biomedical research careers. The program provides exposure to IOS mission areas of comparative and evolutionary research.

K-12 Minority Outreach Fellowships

This program seeks to foster communication between minority graduate and postdoctoral students and middle/high school minority life sciences students.

Minority Travel Fellows Program

Travel Fellowships for underrepresented grad students, postdocs and early career faculty to attend EB or APS Conferences.

Porter Physiology Development Fellowship

The goal of the Porter Physiology Development Program is to encourage diversity among students pursuing full-time studies toward the Ph.D. (or D.Sc.) in the physiological sciences and to encourage their participation in the American Physiological Society.

Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP)

APS STEP-UP Program helps undergraduate students from groups underrepresented in biomedicine to increase understanding of and exposure to careers in biomedical research, experience biomedical research in NIDDK-related area and develop research and presentation skills, and become part of professional research community.

Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (STRIDE)

The APS Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (STRIDE) Fellowship provides hands-on summer research experience for underrepresented undergraduate students interested in exploring biomedical research careers. The program provides exposure to the core National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) mission areas.

Steven M. Horvath Professional Development Opportunity Awards

The annual Horvath Awards provide $500 and complimentary registration for the Experimental Biology meeting.

Undergraduate Research and Professional Societies: Partners in Increasing STEM Diversity (PDF)

Learn why professional societies play an important role in both the training and professional socialization of future STEM professionals.

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