APS Fellows Program (FAPS)

Elevation to the rank of Fellow of the APS (FAPS) is reserved to honor distinguished leaders who have demonstrated excellence in science, have made significant contributions to the physiological sciences, and have served the Society. The designation of Fellow is an honor and shall remain valid for the duration of APS membership. Candidates should consider the advancement to Fellow status to be an opportunity to become more active in the internal affairs of the Society, including serving in a leadership capacity.
  • Professional designation representing outstanding achievement
  • Recognition by the Society in various public forums
  • Framed certificate of recognition
  • Fellow lapel pin
  • Commemorative crescent award

Annual application deadline is February 1. Applications are reviewed by the APS Fellows and Membership Committee.

Nomination Process
Candidates can be nominated by any active APS regular or emeritus member who is well acquainted with the candidate's professional activities and volunteer involvement. Candidates may also self-nominate. Nomination and consideration is free (there is no application fee).

To earn FAPS status, candidates must:

  • Possess regular and/or emeritus member status for at least fifteen (15) continuous years post-doctoral prior to the year of nomination
  • Include two (2) written recommendations from current APS regular or emeritus members

Plus meet four of the six prerequisites below:

  • Demonstrated Society Service: APS Council or APS Committee, Advisory Group, or other Panel or Editor-in-Chief, Deputy Editor or Associate Editor in any APS-affiliated publication
  • Independent Grant Support/Funding: Serve as Principal Investigator of peer-reviewed extramural research support from a nationally-recognized agency (i.e. NIH, NSF)
  • Publications: Demonstration of consistent scholarly production in the form of journal articles and book chapters with at least three articles in APS publications
  • Administration: Serve in a leadership position in academia, industry, or government
  • Public Service: Provide unpaid service in physiology and/or medicine to the community (i.e. scientific study section, PhUn Week service, etc.)
  • Teaching: Demonstration of leadership in local, state, or national instruction in physiology or medicine (i.e. scholarly activity in education, recipient of a teaching award, developed new courses, authored/edited a textbook used at multiple institutions, etc.)
Application Process
  • Click the Apply Now button below to be taken to the APS Awards Submission site
  • Click Log In with Your APS Account. If you've forgotten your password, you may reset it by selecting Click here next to I would like to reset my password. If you do not have an APS account, please register for one by selecting Click here to register under the login boxes
  • Once logged-in, select Apply for Myself Now or Nominate Someone Now
  • If you are nominating yourself, the next screen will take you to an overview of your profile. If there are any missing fields within your profile, you will need to click Update Your APS Profile (at the bottom of the page), make necessary updates, and click Save
  • Once you've saved your profile, select Continue Application
  • Select APS Fellow (FAPS) Nomination - 2019 - Due 2/1/2019 from the drop down menu and click Continue Application
  • Finalize your application and select Submit My Application


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