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A. Clifford Barger Underrepresented Minority Mentorship Award

Award: 
$1,000 and reimbursement of expenses up to $1,500
Deadline: September 15
Contact: Education Office 

The A. Clifford Barger Underrepresented Minority Mentorship Award honors a member of the American Physiological Society who is judged to have demonstrated leadership, guidance, and mentorship of underrepresented minority (URM) students in the physiological sciences. The Barger award promotes and embodies the APS goal of broad diversity among physiologists by recognizing outstanding mentors who make significant impacts on diversity in physiology. It recognizes mentoring as a highly valued professional activity that merits a high level award by the Society. The purpose of the award is not to promote URM physiologists per se, but to recognize individuals who mentor URM physiologists.  




Annual Reviews Award for Scientific Reviewing

Award: $2,000 Award and up to $2,000 in travel funds to enable the nominee to attend the Experimental Biology meeting
Deadline: November 30
Contact: Charmon Kight, ckight@the-aps.org on behalf of the APS Publications Committee

The Annual Reviews Award for Scientific Reviewing is given for excellence in providing systematic, periodic examinations of scholarly advances, and provoking discussion that will lead to new research activity. The award recognizes an APS member who has written scientific reviews and has helped provide an enhanced understanding of the area of physiology reviewed. The successful candidate will be awarded $2,000 and up to $2,000 reimbursement towards travel to attend the annual Experimental Biology meeting to receive the monetary award and a recognition plaque. Current members of the APS Publications Committee and current Editors in Chief of APS journals are not eligible for nomination.

Nominations must include:
  1. A letter from the nominator describing the candidate's work and why he or she should be selected for the award. No more than three (3) pages.
  2. Curriculum vitae of the nominee. No more than six (6) pages.
  3. Bibliographical listing of no more than 12 review articles of the nominee’s most significant reviews, including the full text of the “best” three review articles.  The list should focus on reviews published in APS journals when appropriate.
  4. Letters of support. No more than three (3).
  5. Confirmation that the nominee is a member in good standing of the APS.





Bodil M. Schmidt-Nielsen Distinguished Mentor and Scientist Award


Award: $1,000 and reimbursement of expenses up to $1,500
Deadline: September 15
Contact: Education Office


The Bodil M. Schmidt-Nielsen Distinguished Mentor and Scientist Award honors a member of the American Physiological Society who is judged to have made outstanding contributions to physiological research and demonstrated dedication and commitment to excellence in training of young physiologists whether by mentoring, guiding and nurturing their professional and personal development, developing novel education methods/materials, promoting scientific outreach efforts, attracting individuals to the field of physiology, or by otherwise fostering an environment exceptionally conducive to education in physiology.




Distinguished Lectureship Awards


Award:
$1,000
Contact: Appropriate Disciplinary Section
Deadline: Set by Section


The 12 Distinguished Lectureship Awards are named after outstanding contributors to the disciplinary areas of physiology represented by the 12 APS Sections. The recipient is chosen by the Section as a representative of the best within the discipline. Lecturers present and are active participants at the Experimental Biology meeting. Each year, four of the 12 lecturers give plenary lectures that incorporate the main meeting topic. In the years that sections do not have plenary lectures, the lecturer presents one hour of a featured topic programmed by the section. Each recipient receives a $1,000 honorarium and up to $2,000 to cover travel and per diem expenses incurred during the meeting.

The 12 named Distinguished Lectureships are:

  • Robert M. Berne Distinguished Lecture of the APS Cardiovascular Section
  • Hugh Davson Distinguished Lecture of the APS Cell and Molecular Physiology Section
  • Joseph Erlanger Distinguished Lecture of the APS Central Nervous System Section 
  • August Krogh Distinguished Lecture of the APS Comparative Physiology Section supported by Novo Nordisk Foundation
  • Solomon A. Berson Distinguished Lecture of the APS Endocrinology & Metabolism Section
  • Edward F. Adolph Distinguished Lecture of the APS Environmental & Exercise Physiology Section
  • Horace W. Davenport Distinguished Lecture of the APS Gastrointestinal Section
  • Carl Ludwig Distinguished Lecture of the APS Neural Control & Autonomic Regulation Section
  • Carl W. Gottschalk Distinguished Lecture of the APS Renal Section
  • Julius H. Comroe, Jr. Distinguished Lecture of the APS Respiration Section
  • Claude Bernard Distinguished Lecture of the APS Teaching of Physiology Section
  • Ernest H. Starling Distinguished Lecture of the APS Water & Electrolyte Homeostasis Section




International Opportunity Program Award - Round 2

Award: $7,500
Deadline: October 31, 2016
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 October 31, 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.

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Orr E. Reynolds Award

Award:
$500 and reimbursement of expenses up to $1,500
Deadline: December 1
Contact: Executive Office

The Orr E. Reynolds Award, named for the second Executive Secretary-Treasurer, is presented for the best historical article submitted by a member of the Society. Articles may deal with any aspect of the history of physiology, including the development of physiological ideas and their application, instrumentation, individual and collective biography, departmental and institutional history, history of societies including APS, and physiology in its public context. Manuscripts should represent original research and be adequately documented. Articles published in journals or books of the Society during the prior three calendar years are also eligible for the award upon request by the author. If an author submits a manuscript/article but is not successful in obtaining the award, the same manuscript/article may be submitted for two consecutive years.

The recipient receives $500 and reimbursement of expenses, up to $1,500, incurred while attending the Experimental Biology meeting. The article may be published in one of the Society journals after appropriate peer review. Members may receive the award only once, and those members who have advanced degrees in the history of science or medicine are not eligible. Applications are only accepted via online submission

 

 


Physiology In Perspective: The Walter B. Cannon Award Lecture

Award: $4,000
Deadline: October 1
Contact: Executive Office

The Physiology in Perspective: The Walter B. Cannon Award Lectureship is awarded to an outstanding physiological scientist, domestic or foreign, who is an APS member. The recipient is selected by the President-Elect in recognition of his/her original and outstanding accomplishments in the field of physiology.  The recipient presents a lecture on "Physiology in Perspective" during the plenary session of the Experimental Biology meeting, addressing Cannon's concepts of "The Wisdom of the Body." The lecture is considered for publication in the Society journal of their choosing. The recipient receives an honorarium of $4,000, a plaque, and reimbursement of expenses incurred in association with delivery of the lecture. The membership is invited to submit nominations for this lecture. A nomination shall be accompanied by a candidate's curriculum vitae and one letter detailing the individual's status and contributions. Nominations are only accepted via online submission.

The Walter B. Cannon Award Lecture is generously supported by Sucampo AG.

 




Ray G. Daggs Award

Award:
$500
Deadline: At Committee's Discretion
Contact: Executive Office

The Ray G. Daggs Award, in honor of the Society's first Executive Secretary, is presented to a physiologist who is judged to have provided distinguished long-term service to the science of physiology and, in particular, to the American Physiological Society, by holding a prominent position in the Society.

Established in 1973, the Ray G. Daggs Award is presented at the spring Business Meeting of the Society. A Certificate of Citation, expenses to participate in the Experimental Biology meeting, and $500 are presented to the recipient.




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.




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 S&R Foundation 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


Current and past Teaching Career Enhancement Award recipients.

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Resources

ADInstruments Macknight Early Career Innovative Educator Award

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.

Teaching Career Enhancement Award - Winning Application Example

This application from Dr Reem Rachel Abraham was awarded the TCEA in Spring of 2008

International Opportunity Program Award - Guide for Applicants

Applicants are strongly advised to read the Guidelines for Applicants carefully before submitting an application.

Bodil M. Schmidt-Nielsen Distinguished Mentor and Scientist Award

The Bodil M. Schmidt-Nielsen Distinguished Mentor and Scientist Award honors a member of APS who is judged to have made outstanding contributions to physiological research and demonstrated dedication and commitment to excellence in training of young physiologists.

Minority Travel Fellows Program

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

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