Early Career Professional Awards

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APS Early Career Advocacy Fellowship

The APS Early Career Advocacy Fellowship seeks to engage early career investigators in advocacy activities and provide them with skills to become long-term advocates for scientific research. In addition, experienced members of the APS Science Policy Committee (SPC) will mentor participants in developing their advocacy skills. Applicants must be members in good standing of the APS, have received their doctoral degree within the previous ten years, and reside in the US during the period of the fellowship. APS Early Career Advocacy Fellows will attend an orientation session at the Experimental Biology meeting to learn about the Society’s advocacy efforts and receive preliminary training for their Capitol Hill visits. Then in the fall, fellows will attend the SPC’s meeting in Bethesda to participate in Capitol Hill visits with SPC members and APS staff. The Advocacy Fellowship will provide registration for the EB meeting (please note that the fellowship does not cover any travel expenses related to EB) and reimbursement of travel costs for the fall SPC meeting in Bethesda up to $1500.

For more information see: http://www.the-aps.org/AdvocacyFellowship






APS – The Physiological Society Joint Meeting Travel Award Program
Award: $750 to $1,000
Deadline: April 15, 2016
Contact: Executive Office

APS is seeking applications for travel awards for the APS – The Physiological Society Joint Meeting in Dublin, Ireland scheduled for July 29-31, 2016. Information about the Congress is available http://www.physiology2016.org/. An Awards Committee will screen the applications, and the awards will be made by APS, which is raising funds for the travel. The travel awards will be between $750 and $1,000 to partially cover airfare to Ireland.

The awards are intended for APS Members whose funds for attending the Joint Meeting are limited. Federal employees are eligible. Applications from junior investigators (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty/researchers) are strongly encouraged. It is anticipated that more applications will be received than can be funded. Notification of awards will be made in late spring, just prior to the Joint Meeting.

Applicants must note that the award of a travel grant is conditional on presenting a submitted abstract at the meeting.
Please include a copy of the abstract being submitted for the April 29, 2016 abstract deadline.

To achieve as high a rank as possible, the following factors should be considered:
  • Complete all questions on the application.
  • Provide an indication of participation in the Joint Meeting, including presentations and attendance for most or all sessions.
  • Have travel plans that include other professional visits or work.
Preference will be given to APS members actively participating in the Joint Meeting. The deadline for submissions of applications for travel awards is April 15, 2016. Applications are only accepted via online submission through the APS Online Award Module.



  

ADInstruments Macknight Early Career Innovative Educator Award



Award:
$1,500, complimentary registration for EB, and Institutional Grant
Deadline: December 1
Contact: Education Office

The ADInstruments Macknight Early Career Innovative Educator Award honors an APS member who demonstrates the greatest potential for incorporating innovative teaching techniques and effectively utilizing technology resources in engaging undergraduate students in physiology education. The awardee receives $1,500, complimentary registration to EB meeting, and Institutional Grant providing the award recipient’s institution with a PowerLab PTB 4152 LabTutor Physiology Teaching Bundle or equivalent.

Applications are only accepted via online submission.

See Resources below for link for additional information and requirements.



Arthur C. Guyton Awards for Excellence in Integrative Physiology
 

Award: $25,000
Deadline: November 13
Contact: Executive Office

The Arthur C. Guyton Award Fund was established in 1993 from an anonymous donation in order to recognize the contributions of Arthur C. Guyton and his interests in feedback control and mathematical modeling of physiological systems. The award is intended to support an independent investigator who holds an academic rank no higher than Assistant Professor and is pursuing research that utilizes quantitative and integrative approaches and feedback control system theory for the study of physiological functions. An award of approximately $25,000 is designated for the use in the awardee's research program. The award does not include any indirect cost reimbursement.

One award is given annually to an individual demonstrating outstanding promise based on their research program in feedback control systems, quantitative modeling, and integrative physiology. Applicants must be Regular APS Members. The awardee is selected by members of the APS Awards Committee.

The Award recipient receives complimentary registration to attend the Experimental Biology meeting and a certificate presented at the APS Business Meeting held at the Experimental Biology meeting.

Applications are only accepted via online submission.

Applicants must:

  1. Be a member in good standing of the APS.  U.S. residency is NOT required.
  2. Provide a description of their current and pending research program, highlighting its relevance to feedback control system theory for the study of physiological functions and its use of quantitative and integrative approaches (up to 3 pages).
  3. Justify how and why they meet the intent of the award (up to 1 page).
  4. Provide a Biosketch in NIH Style (up to 4 pages).
  5. Provide a full list of their current and pending grant support.
  6. Provide a copy of the abstract(s) that they have already submitted for presentation at the Experimental Biology meeting.
  7. Provide a letter of recommendation from their Department Chair or mentor.
  8. Provide at least one additional letter of support discussing the applicant’s research program.

 

The Award includes:

  • Approximately $25,000 to support the Awardee’s research
  • Complimentary registration for the Experimental Biology Meeting
  • A certificate commemorating the Award

Current and past Arthur C. Guyton Award winners 



Beverly Petterson Bishop Award for Excellence in Neuroscience
 

Award: $20,000
Contact: Executive Office
Deadline: November 13 


The Beverly Petterson Bishop Award recognizes excellence in neuroscience/neurophysiology research. The award is given to an investigator who holds an academic rank no higher than assistant professor. The award is presented annually to an individual demonstrating outstanding promise based on his/her program in neuroscience/neurophysiology research. Each recipient receives a $20,000 award designated for use in their research program. The award is announced during the APS Business Meeting held at the Experimental Biology meeting. The recipient receives complimentary registration to attend the meeting and a certificate recognizing his/her designation as a Beverly Peterson Bishop Awardee. Applications are accepted from APS members in good standing who are performing neuroscience research. The selection committee will be comprised of representatives from the Central Nervous System (CNS) and the Neural Control and Autonomic Regulation (NCAR) sections. The award does not include any indirect cost reimbursement.

Applications are only accepted via online submission.

Applicants must:
  • Be a member in good standing of the APS for at least two years prior to their application for this award. U.S. Residency is NOT required.
  • Provide a description of their current and future research program
  • Provide a description of why they show outstanding promise based on their research in the field of neuroscience
  • Include a biographical sketch using the current NIH format
  • Provide a list of any other current or pending grant support not listed on the biographical sketch
  • Provide a copy of the abstract(s) on which they are first or last author that have already been submitted for presentation at the next Experimental Biology meeting
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from either their Department Chair or their Program/Center Director
  • Provide letters from two individuals who can discuss how the applicant’s research has impacted the field of neuroscience. At least one of these letters should be from an individual with whom the applicant has not worked.

The Award includes:
  • Approximately $20,000 to support the Awardee’s research
  • Complimentary registration for the Experimental Biology Meeting
  • A certificate commemorating the Award
  • An opportunity to organize a symposium or Featured Topic at the Experimental Biology Meeting the following year
  • An invitation to submit a review article to the Journal of Neurophysiology






Bowditch Award Lectureship

Award: $2,500
Deadline: October 1
Contact: Executive Office

The Bowditch Award Lectureship is awarded to a regular member, who are 42 years old or less at the time of the Bowditch Lecture, or who are less than eight years from the start of their first faculty or staff research scientist position beyond postdoctoral training, for original and outstanding accomplishments in the field of physiology. Selected by the APS President, the recipient presents a lecture at the Experimental Biology meeting, which is considered for publication in the Society journal of their choosing. The recipient receives an honorarium of $2,500, reimbursement of expenses incurred while participating in the Experimental Biology meeting, and a plaque. The membership is invited to submit nominations for the Bowditch Lecturer. A nomination shall be accompanied by a candidate's curriculum vitae and one letter detailing the individual's status, contributions, and potential. Nominations are only accepted via online submission.

Current and past Bowditch Award winners

 



Dale J. Benos Early Career Professional Service Award

Award:
$1,000 and Advanced EB Registration
Deadline: January 24
Contact: Education Office

The Dale J. Benos Early Career Professional Service Award ($1,000 + advanced EB registration) honors an early career stage (graduate student, post-doctoral fellow, Assistant Professor or equivalent position) member of the American Physiological Society. The Award will honor someone who is judged to have made outstanding contributions to the physiology community and demonstrated dedication and commitment to furthering the broader goals of the physiology community. This can be by serving on professional committees, participating in K-12 education outreach, participating in scientific advocacy and outreach programs, or by otherwise strengthening and promoting the physiology community.

Applications are only accepted via online submission.

See Resources below for link for additional information and requirements. 

Current and Past Dale Benos Early Career Professional Service Award winners



Dean Franklin Young Investigator Award - Sponsored by Data Sciences International (DSI)

Award Includes:
$1,500 Travel Award to attend Experimental Biology

Institutional Grant providing the award recipient’s institution with a DSI Instrumentation Starter Kit (approximate value $20,000)

Deadline: November 13
Contact: Executive Office

The Dean Franklin Young Investigator Award has been established by Data Sciences International (DSI) in recognition of Franklin’s role in the development of instrumentation to monitor physiological function in conscious research animals and humans.  Concepts originally formulated by Dean Franklin continue to serve as the inspiration behind many of DSI’s most technologically advanced physiological monitoring systems developed for today’s nonclinical research.  The intent of the award is to recognize a post-doctoral scientist or junior faculty member who is pursuing in vivo physiological research and is in the process of establishing an independent laboratory.

The award recipient receives a travel award of $1,500 to attend the annual Experimental Biology meeting to present their work, and a DSI instrumentation starter kit (approximate value $20,000). A certificate is presented to the Award recipient at the APS Business Meeting held at the Experimental Biology meeting. The award does not include any indirect cost reimbursement.

Applications are only accepted via online submission.

Applicants must: 

  1. Be a member in good standing of the APS.  U.S. residency is NOT required.
  2. Provide a description of their current and pending research program, highlighting its relevance to the intent of the award program (up to 3 pages). 
  3. Provide information about how the DSI equipment will be used in their research program (up to 1 page).
  4. Describe their anticipated path to independence (up to 1 page).
  5. Provide a Biosketch in NIH Style (up to 4 pages)
  6. Provide a full list of their current and pending grant support.
  7. Provide a copy of the abstract(s) that they have already submitted for presentation at the Experimental Biology meeting.
  8. Provide a letter of Recommendation from their Department Chair or mentor.
  9. Provide one additional letter of support discussing the applicant’s research program.
The award Includes: 

  • $1,500 Travel Award to attend the Experimental Biology meeting
  • An Institutional Grant providing the award recipient’s institution with a DSI Instrumentation Starter Kit (approximate value $20,000)
  • A certificate commemorating the Award

Current and past Dean Franklin Award winners 





Giles F. Filley Memorial Award for Excellence in Respiratory Physiology and Medicine

Award:
$15,000
Deadline: November 13
Contact: Executive Office

The Giles F. Filley Memorial Award for Excellence in Respiratory Physiology and Medicine recognizes excellence in respiratory physiology and medicine. The award is given to an investigator who holds an academic rank no higher than assistant professor. The award is presented annually to an individual demonstrating outstanding promise based on his/her research program in respiratory physiology and medicine. Each recipient receives a $15,000 award designated for use in the research program. The award is announced during the APS Business Meeting held at the Experimental Biology meeting and at the Respiration Section Dinner. 

The recipient receives complimentary registration to attend the meeting and a certificate recognizing his/her designation as a Giles F. Filley Awardee. The award does not include any indirect cost reimbursement. Applications are accepted from members of APS working within the U.S., reflecting Giles F. Filley's contributions to the national research community through his membership in APS. Because of Giles F. Filley's long association with the University of Colorado, Denver, preference for one award, on a competitive basis, is given to an individual affiliated with that institution. The award does not include any indirect cost reimbursement. 

Applications are only accepted via online submission

Current and past Giles Filley Award winners





2016 International Conference of Physiological Sciences - Beijing Travel Award


Award: $750 - $1,000
Deadline: May 31, 2016 -- Extended Deadline
Contact: Executive Office

APS is seeking applications for travel awards for the 2016 International Conference of Physiological Sciences in Beijing, China scheduled for September 25-28, 2016. Information about the Congress is available http://www.pco-online.com/icps2016/. An Awards Committee will screen the applications, and the awards will be made by APS, which is raising funds for the travel. The travel awards will be between $750 and $1,000 to partially cover airfare to China.

The awards are intended for APS Members whose funds for attending the International Conference are limited. Federal employees are eligible. Applications from junior investigators (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty/researchers) are strongly encouraged. It is anticipated that more applications will be received than can be funded. Notification of awards will be made in late summer, just prior to the International Conference. 

Applicants must note that the award of a travel grant is conditional on presenting a submitted abstract at the meeting. Please include a copy of the abstract being submitted for the May 15, 2016 abstract deadline.

To achieve as high a rank as possible, the following factors should be considered:
  • Complete all questions on the application. 
  • Provide an indication of participation in the Joint Meeting, including presentations and attendance for most or all sessions. 
  • Have travel plans that include other professional visits or work.

Preference will be given to APS members actively participating in the Joint Meeting. The deadline for submissions of applications for travel awards is May 31, 2016. 






International Early Career Physiologist Travel Awards


Award:  
up to $1,000
Deadline: November 13
Contact: Executive Office

The International Early Career Physiologist (IECP) Travel Awards are presented to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty members who work outside the United States. This initiative of the International Physiology Committee is designed to assist with travel expenses that international early career physiologists incur in attending the Experimental Biology Meeting in order to present their work. Up to 12 awards of $1,000 each will be made annually.

To be eligible for an IECP Travel Award, the applicant:

  1. Must be an APS member in good standing
  2. Must be studying for a doctoral degree or have received a doctoral degree within the past 15 years
  3. Must not be above the rank of Assistant Professor or equivalent
  4. Must submit an abstract as presenting author (i.e. first author) to the Experimental Biology meeting (see “Tips on Writing a Successful Abstract” below) and attend the meeting to present their work. The abstract must be submitted to a Topic Category of the APS Section to which the applicant’s research is relevant. 
Please Note: Individuals who have received an IECP travel award in two consecutive years are not eligible to apply for award in the third year. Please note that Student Members must have their abstract sponsored by an APS Regular Member; if you cannot find a Regular Member to sponsor your abstract, please contact Michael Hill, Chair of the International Physiology Committee (hillmi@missouri.edu). Applicants must complete the on-line application, and upload a brief curriculum vitae and a pdf of the abstract that has been submitted for the Experimental Biology meeting. Applications are reviewed and rated by the International Physiology Committee. In order to receive an IECP Travel Award, successful candidates are required to attend the Experimental Biology meeting and present their work. Awardees will be recognized and reimbursement checks presented at the APS Business Meeting during the Experimental Biology Meeting.

Applications are only accepted via online submission.

Tips on Writing a Successful Abstract 

Current and past IECP Travel Awardees

 



International Opportunity Program Award

Award:
 $7,500
Deadline: June 30th
Contact: Executive Office

The APS International Opportunity Program (IOP), established in 2013, provides funds to support educational, training, research, or public outreach events outside of the USA, with the following goals: (1) To promote interactions and exchange between APS members, sister societies, and other international physiologists; (2) To foster education, scientific research, and dissemination of information in the physiological sciences; (3) To support underrepresented regions; and (4) To raise the global stature of the APS. 

Events eligible for IOP support include training workshops, conferences, research symposia (including satellite symposia), and other events promoting physiology education, training, research, or public outreach. The International Physiology Committee of the APS reviews applications by applying the following criteria: (1) Quality of the scientific content; (2) Diversity of invited participants (with respect to gender, country of work, career stage); (3) Clearly articulated plan to involve graduate students and postdoctoral trainees; and (4) Budget justification. Preference is given to events held in, or otherwise serving, underrepresented countries or regions. Stand-alone research symposia programmed for a half day or less are not eligible for support; however, a half-day symposium combined with a laboratory component or other event(s) may be eligible for support. APS makes up to six IOP awards annually, each with a maximum budget of $7,500. 

IOP applications for the 2017 program must be submitted electronically at http://www.the-aps.org/awardapps and are due by June 30, 2016. The Applicant (Organizer) must be an APS member in good standing. The IOP award is disbursed as a reimbursement to the organizer or organizer’s institution upon the receipt by the APS Executive Director of the organizer’s post-event report. See Resources below to view Guidelines for Applicants

Applications are only accepted via online submission.

See Resources below to view Guidelines for Applicants 

APS Minority Travel Fellowship Award

Deadline:1 week after the EB abstract deadline or APS conference abstract deadline.
Contact: Education Office

The APS is offering travel awards for individuals who traditionally have been underrepresented in science to attend the APS meetings and conferences. The specific intent of the APS Minority Travel Fellowship is to increase active participation in and networking at scientific meetings among pre- and post-doctoral students who are from groups underrepresented in the physiological sciences.

The APS Minority Travel Fellowship Awards are open to underrepresented minority (URM) graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career faculty (recently transitioned); and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career faculty (recently transitioned) with disabilities. Applicants must be attending US institutions and conducting research within the 50 States and U.S. Territories. Porter Physiology Development Fellows are encouraged to apply. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. These awards do not provide funds for international travel.

Awardees will receive up to $1,800 in expense reimbursement for registration, housing, meals, air and ground transportation, and tips. Each recipient is matched with an APS “Meeting Mentor” at the conference.

See below for link for additional information and requirements.

The APS is offering travel awards for individuals who traditionally have been underrepresented in science to attend the APS meetings and conferences. The specific intent of the APS Minority Travel Fellowship is to increase active participation in and networking at scientific meetings among pre- and post-doctoral students who are from groups underrepresented in the physiological sciences.The APS Minority Travel Fellowship Awards are open to underrepresented minority (URM) graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career faculty (recently transitioned); and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career faculty (recently transitioned) with disabilities. Applicants must be attending US institutions and conducting research within the 50 States and U.S. Territories. Porter Physiology Development Fellows are encouraged to apply. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. These awards do not provide funds for international travel.Awardees will receive up to $1,800 in expense reimbursement for registration, housing, meals, air and ground transportation, and tips. Each recipient is matched with an APS “Meeting Mentor” at the conference.See below for link for additional information and requirements.

Applications are only accepted via online submission.

Current and Past Minority Travel Fellowship Award winners





John F. Perkins, Jr. Memorial Award for International Physiologists

Award: Up to $5,000
Deadline: April 15 and October 15
Contact: Executive Office

The John F. Perkins, Jr. Memorial Award for International Physiologists promotes cultural exchange and scientific collaborations by providing supplementary aid to families of foreign scientists working for a minimum of 3 months in the U.S. In this way, young scientists are able to bring their spouse and children and thus make full use of the cultural exchange as well as the scientific benefits associated with an international collaboration. This award is intended to support family visits to the US for postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty from overseas.

The program presupposes that the visiting scientist and his/her host already have made arrangements for scientific collaboration and have sufficient funds to cover the needs of the visiting scientist. Several awards are granted each year. Application for the Perkins Award must be made jointly by the host, who must be an APS member, and the visiting scientist.

The recipient receives funds generally not exceeding $5,000. The size of the award depends on the estimated needs over and above the amount already available to the visiting scientist. For scientific visits beginning between January 1 and June 30, the application is due on October 15 the year before with notification by December 15.  For scientific visits beginning between July 1 and December 31, the application is due on April 15 of the same year with notification by June 15.

Applications are only accepted via online submission.

Current and Past Perkins Memorial Award winners


 

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Lazaro J. Mandel Young Investigator Award


Award:
$7,500
Deadline: November 13
Contact: Executive Office

The Lazaro J. Mandel Young Investigator Award was established in 1999 in memory of Lazaro J. Mandel, professor of physiology at Duke University and long-standing APS member. The Award is given annually to a member of APS working within the U.S. who holds an academic rank no higher than Assistant Professor.  The Award is intended to support an individual demonstrating outstanding promise based on their research program in epithelial or renal physiology.  

The award of $7,500 is designated for the use of the Awardee in their research program. The award does not include any indirect cost reimbursement. The recipient receives complimentary registration to attend the Experimental Biology meeting and a certificate presented at the APS Business Meeting held at the Experimental Biology meeting. 

Applications are only accepted via online submission.

Applicants must: 
  1. Be a member in good standing of the APS and work within the US.  U.S. residency is NOT required.
  2. Provide a description of their current and pending research program, highlighting how they show outstanding promise based on your research program in epithelial or renal physiology (up to 3 pages).
  3. Justify how and why they meet the intent of the award (up to 1 page).
  4. Provide a Biosketch in NIH Style (up to 4 pages).
  5. Provide a full list of their current and pending grant support.
  6. Provide a copy of the abstract(s) that they have already submitted for presentation at the Experimental Biology meeting.
  7. Provide a letter of recommendation from their Department Chair or administrator.
  8. Provide at least one additional letter of support discussing the impact of the applicant’s research program on the field of epithelial or renal physiology.

The award Includes:

  • Approximately $7,500 to support the Awardee’s research
  • Complimentary registration for the Experimental Biology Meeting
  • A certificate commemorating the Award 
See Resources below to view winning application from past Lazaro J. Mandel Award recipients.

 Current and Past Mandel Young Investigator Award winners



Shih-Chun Wang Young Investigator Award

Award: $8,500
Deadline: November 13
Contact: Executive Office

The Shih-Chun Wang Memorial Fund was established in 1998 in memory of Shih-Chun Wang, the Pfeiffer Professor of Pharmacology at Columbia University and a long-standing APS member. Wang was internationally recognized for his research contributions in the areas of neurophysiology and neuropharmacology with an emphasis on brain stem control mechanisms. The Shih-Chun Wang Young Investigator Award is given annually to an individual demonstrating outstanding promise based on their research program in the physiological sciences. Applications are accepted from members of the APS working within the U.S. and holding an academic rank no higher than Assistant Professor. 

The award of $8,500 is designated for use in the Awardee's research program. The award does not include any indirect cost reimbursement. The Awardee receives complimentary registration to attend the Experimental Biology meeting and a certificate presented at the APS Business Meeting held at the Experimental Biology meeting.

Applications are only accepted via online submission.


Applicants must: 
  1. Be a member in good standing of the APS and work within the US.  U.S. residency is NOT required.
  2. Provide a description of their current and pending research program, highlighting how they show outstanding promise based on their research in the physiological sciences (up to 3 pages).
  3. Justify how and why they meet the intent of the award (up to 1 page).
  4. Provide a Biosketch in NIH Style (up to 4 pages).
  5. Provide a full list of their current and pending grant support.
  6. Provide a copy of the abstract(s) that they have already submitted for presentation at the Experimental Biology meeting.
  7. Provide a letter of recommendation from their Department Chair or administrator.
  8. Provide at least one additional letter of support discussing the impact of the applicant’s research program on the physiological sciences.

The award Includes:

  • Approximately $8,500 to support the Awardee’s research 
  • Complimentary registration for the Experimental Biology Meeting
  • A certificate commemorating the Award
See Resources below to view winning application from past Shih-Chun Wang Award recipient.

Current and Past Wang Young Investigator Award winners

 

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S&R Foundation Ryuji Ueno Award


Award:
$30,000
Deadline: November 13
Contact: Executive Office

The S&R Foundation Ryuji Ueno Award was established in 2007 through the generous support of Ryuji Ueno, M.D., Ph.D., Sachiko Kuno, Ph.D., and S&R Foundation. Dr. Ueno and Dr. Kuno are founders of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and S&R Foundation, both in Bethesda, Maryland. The Ryuji Ueno Award is given annually to an individual demonstrating outstanding promise based on his/her research in wound healing, tissue remodeling, organ regeneration, or stem cell biology. Relevant projects can include a range of topics in fundamental research; ranging from exploring the cellular and molecular physiology of these processes to the impact on organism physiology. Applications are accepted from APS members who hold an academic rank of assistant professor or higher, or a comparable position if the member is not affiliated with an academic institution. The award of $30,000 is designated for use in the awardee’s research program in the area of interest to the S&R Foundation. The award does not include any indirect cost reimbursement. The recipient receives complimentary registration to attend the Experimental Biology Meeting and a certificate presented at the Society’s Business Meeting. The recipient is expected to attend a Founders’ dinner immediately following the APS Business Meeting.

Current and Past Ryuji Ueno Award winners





APS Research Career Enhancement Award

Award: $20,000
Deadline:
May 15
Contact: Executive Office


The APS Research Career Enhancement Award (RCEA) is designed to enhance the career potential of regular members of APS who hold the rank equivalent to Assistant Professor or above. The award of up to $20,000 allows an individual in the early phases of his/her career to obtain special training or an individual in the later phases of his/her career to develop new skills or retrain in areas of developing interest.

The award can be used to support visits to other laboratories to acquire specific new skills and/or to support attendance at special courses devoted primarily to methodologies appropriate for either a new investigator or a more senior investigator entering a new field of research. The award does not include any reimbursement for indirect costs.

Applications submitted for the May 15 deadline should request funding for career enhancement activities that will be undertaken after July 15.  

Applicants should note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed.  A condition of the award is that successful applicants complete a short survey on the outcomes of their career enhancement activity 3-5 years after its completion.  In addition, the Award should be acknowledged in any publications arising from the Research Career Enhancement Award.


Applicants must:

  • Be a member in good standing of the APS for a minimum of two years at the time of application.  U.S. residency is NOT required.
  • Hold a rank equivalent to Assistant Professor or above.
  • Provide a detailed description (not to exceed 3 pages)
    • of their proposed research project and/or
    • of the course(s) that they propose to attend (detailed course outlines are acceptable).
  • Provide a description of their current research program, highlighting how the proposed research project and/or course(s) will enhance their research and ability to obtain future funding (not to exceed 2 pages).
  • Appropriate approvals by institutional oversight committees (e.g., IRB, IACUC) or proof of exemption for any educational research study or teaching materials development project involving animals or humans.
  • Provide a justification for the requested funds (not to exceed $20,000).
  • Provide a list of current and pending research support.
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from the Chair of their Department or equivalent.
  • Provide a letter of support from the host laboratory agreeing to the proposed research program (not required if funding is requested to attend a course).
  • Provide a Biosketch (not to exceed 5 pages) for the chief of the host laboratory (not required if funding is requested to attend a course).
  • Provide a detailed curriculum vitae.

Applications are only accepted via online submission.

Current and past Research Career Enhancement Award recipients.


APS Teaching Career Enhancement Award

Award:
$10,000
Deadline:
May 15
Contact: Executive Office


The APS Teaching Career Enhancement Award (TCEA) is designed to enhance the career potential of regular members of APS who hold a rank equivalent to Assistant Professor or above. The award of up to $10,000 allows an individual to develop innovative and potentially widely applicable programs for teaching and learning physiology. The award can be used either to support short-term visits to other schools to consult with experts who can assist with the development project,  to pay for attendance at special courses devoted to methodologies appropriate for the educational development project, or research or development collaborations that will result in products or publications. The award does not include any reimbursement of indirect costs.

Applications submitted for the May 15 deadline should request funding for career enhancement activities that will be undertaken after July 15.

Applicants should note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed.  A condition of the award is that successful applicants complete a short survey on the outcomes of their career enhancement activity 3-5 years after its completion.  In addition, the Award should be acknowledged in any publications arising from the Teaching Career Enhancement Award.


Applicants must:
  • Be a member in good standing of the APS for a minimum of two years at the time of application.  U.S. residency is NOT required.
  • Provide a detailed description of their proposed educational development project (not to exceed 3 pages).  This description should include:
  1. The goal(s) and measurable objectives for their project, i.e., what does the applicant expect to accomplish and what will be the outcomes? For example,
    • Research abstracts submitted to Experimental Biology or the APS Institute on Teaching and Learning,
    • Teaching materials submitted to the LifeSci Teaching Resource Community,
    • Research manuscripts submitted to Advances in Physiology Education,
    • Leadership of a group in the Physiology Education Community of Practice,
    • Implementation of a new or significantly revised course or unit with a plan for evaluating its effectiveness, and/or
    • Other similar outcomes that indicate an improvement in teaching methods and/or a contribution to teaching knowledge.
  2. The methods that will be used to accomplish these objectives, for example,
    • The experts or collaborators the applicant proposes to visit and what benefits each will bring to the project,
    • A detailed description of the research to be undertaken or the course to be develop, etc.
    • A detailed course outline of any course or training that the applicant proposes to attend  and how it will help the applicant accomplish his/her objectives
  3. The long-term impacts of this project, for example,
    • A description of how this opportunity will be incorporated into future courses or help the applicant approach their research goals
    • How the project will benefit the applicant’s career, institution and (where appropriate) the teaching of physiology in general.
    • How the applicant will share what has been learned with the broader physiology teaching community (Presentations, posters, workshops, publications, etc.)
  • Provide a justification for the requested funds (not to exceed $10,000).
  • Appropriate approvals by institutional oversight committees (e.g., IRB, IACUC) or proof of exemption for any educational research study or teaching materials development project involving animals or humans.
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from the Chair of their Department or equivalent.
  • Provide:
    • a letter from any expert agreeing to the proposed visit and/or
    • a detailed course outline for any course(s) that they propose to attend
  • Provide a detailed curriculum vitae.

Applications are only accepted via online submission.


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