Central Nervous System Section Awards
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The Central Nervous System Section New Investigator Award ($1,000 plus reimbursement of the advance registration fee at the Experimental Biology Meeting) recognizes an outstanding investigator in the early stages of his/her career. Candidates should be investigators who have made meritorious contributions to the area represented by the CNS Section. They should not be above the rank of Assistant Professor or a comparable position in a research track at an academic institution or in industry (e.g. Scientist, Sr. Scientist, Research Investigator, etc.). They should receive nominations from two regular members of the APS. Candidates will be judged on their publications, how the publications relate to the CNS Section and evidence for independence and promise (grant funding, peer review activities, contributions to the discipline, etc.). 

The candidate must be an APS member in good standing with affiliation in the Central Nervous System Section. Preference will be given to those with a primary affiliation in the Central Nervous System Section. Although this is not an abstract-based award, awardees must attend the Experimental Biology meeting and make an oral or poster presentation. While there is no limit on the number of times an applicant may apply for the CNS section New Investigator Award, each applicant is eligible to win this award only once. 

Applications are reviewed and rated by the Awards Committee of the CNS Section. 

Candidates must upload: curriculum vitae, 2 nomination letters from regular members of APS and 3 reprints. Candidates must also provide the number of their abstract for the Experimental Biology meeting (or, if a symposium presentation, the name of the session in which the presentation is programmed) and the name of the first author on the abstract/presentation. The awardee must attend the Experimental Biology meeting in order to collect the cash prize which will be presented at the CNS Section reception. The winner will be encouraged to organize and submit a Featured Topic or Symposium to be considered for presentation at Experimental Biology 2017.  The winner will also have the opportunity to submit an invited review article based on their research program to the Journal of Neurophysiology.

All application materials must be completed online by December 15, 2017. 

Required Documents/Information:
Curriculum vitae
Nomination Letter 1
Nomination Letter 2
Publication Reprint 1
Publication Reprint 2
Publication Reprint 3

Optional:
Abstract number 
Name of First Author on Abstract
Abstract Submission


       
The Central Nervous System Section Research Recognition Award ($500 plus reimbursement of the advance registration fee) recognizes meritorious research by young investigators, who participate in the Experimental Biology meeting. 

To qualify for this award, the applicant must have received a Ph.D. or other professional degree within the past 10 years and hold a post-doctoral or junior faculty position. Candidates must be first author on an abstract that is presented as a poster or give an invited talk at the Experimental Biology meeting. The poster or oral presentation should be on a topic related to the central or peripheral nervous system. While there is no limit on the number of times an applicant may apply for a CNS section Research Recognition Award, each applicant is eligible to win this award only once.

Applications are reviewed and rated by the CNS Section Awards Committee. 

Applicants must upload a copy of their first-authored abstract (See “Tips on Writing a Successful Abstract” below) or a paragraph describing his/her research if it is to be presented in a symposium or featured topic session, a letter indicating the novelty of the research project described in the abstract, the year he/she received his/her PhD degree, his/her current position, and whether he/she is a member of APS. Membership in the APS is not required but is highly recommended. The awardee must attend the Experimental Biology meeting in order to collect the cash prize which will be presented at the CNS Section reception. 

All application materials must be completed online by December 15, 2017

TIPS ON WRITING A SUCCESSFUL ABSTRACT: 

    • Start with a clearly stated hypothesis or aim.
    • Provide a brief summary of the methods used in the study. (Include sufficient detail about methods that are not in common use.)
    • Describe the pertinent results. (Include quantitative data and statistical comparisons wherever possible.)
    • Make a conclusion that is based on the data presented.
    • Finish with the significance of the results to the field of study.

Required Documents/Information:
Abstract number and title 
Name of First Author on Abstract 
Topic Category in which the Abstract has been submitted
pdf of the submitted Abstract 
Letter indicating the Novelty of Research Project
Curriculum Vitae

Other Requested (not required) Documents:
None


 
The Central Nervous System Section Van Harreveld Memorial Award ($500 plus reimbursement of the advance registration fee) recognizes outstanding research in neuroscience by a graduate student, who participates in the Experimental Biology Meeting.  The recipient must be first author on an abstract presented at the Experimental Biology meeting (See “Tips on Writing a Successful Abstract” below). The subject matter of the abstract should be any topic related to the central or peripheral nervous system. While there is no limit on the number of times an applicant may apply for the Van Harreveld Memorial Award, each applicant is eligible to win this award only once.

Applications are reviewed and rated by the Awards Committee of the CNS Section.

Candidates must upload a copy of their submitted abstract and a letter indicating the novelty of the research project described in the abstract, the year he/she entered their PhD program, and whether he/she is a member of APS.

All application materials must be completed online by December 15, 2017.


TIPS ON WRITING A SUCCESSFUL ABSTRACT: 
    • Start with a clearly stated hypothesis or aim.
    • Provide a brief summary of the methods used in the study. (Include sufficient detail about methods that are not in common use.)
    • Describe the pertinent results. (Include quantitative data and statistical comparisons wherever possible.)
    • Make a conclusion that is based on the data presented.
    • Finish with the significance of the results to the field of study.

Required Documents/Information:
Required Documents/Information:
Abstract number and title 
Name of First Author on Abstract 
Topic Category in which the Abstract has been submitted
pdf of the submitted Abstract
Curriculum Vitae

Other Requested (not required) Documents:
None




Joseph Erlanger Distinguished Lectureship of the APS Central Nervous System

Award: $1,000 and up to $2000 to cover travel and per diem expenses 
Contact: Kirsteen Browning, Ph.D., kirsteenbrowning@hotmail.com, Chair of the CNS 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.

Documents Required:
Determined by the section and section chair - not listed in award module

 


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