Senior Physiologist



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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. 


G. Edgar Folk Senior Physiologists Award

Award: $500
Contact: Executive Office
Deadline: Accepted anytime

The G. Edgar Folk Senior Physiologists Award was established in 1986 by  students and colleagues of Professor Folk at the time of his retirement. The fund is designed to support the activities of Senior Physiologists. The G. Edgar Folk Senior Physiologists Award is presented to senior physiologists, 70 years or older, who no longer have grant funds available to them. The award may be used for purposes such as attending a meeting of the Society to present a paper, engaging in a series of modest experiments, or completing a manuscript. The applicant must be an APS member.

The award is given throughout the year with a recipient receiving up to $500 depending upon the need. The Senior Physiologists Committee assists in the selection of the recipient. The names of recipients are not made public.

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International Opportunity Program Award

Award: $7,500
Deadline: September 8, 2017 - Deadline Extended!
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 2018 program must be submitted electronically at and are due by June 30, 2017. 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.

View IOP Guidelines for Applicants 


International Opportunity Program Award - Guide for Applicants

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