Comparative & Evolutionary Section Awards



The Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Section New Investigator Award ($1,000 plus reimbursement of the advance registration fee) recognizes an outstanding investigator in the early stages of his/her career. Candidates should be investigators who have made meritorious contributions to the scientific areas represented by the Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology 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 at least one regular member of the APS. Candidates will be judged on their publications, how the publications relate to the Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Section and evidence for independence and promise (grant funding, peer review activities, etc.). Although this is not an abstract-based award, awardees are required to attend the EB meeting in order to receive the cash award.

The candidate must be an APS member in good standing. Candidates must upload: curriculum vitae, two nomination letters (at least one from an APS member), and three reprints. Awardees are recognized at the Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Section Business Dinner at the 2015 EB Meeting. All application materials must be completed online by December 8, 2014.

Required Documents:
Curriculum vitae
Nomination Letter 1 (must include APS membership ID number)
Nomination Letter 2 
Publication Reprint 1
Publication Reprint 2
Publication Reprint 3

Other Requested (not required) Documents:
Abstract number
Abstract First Author’s Name
pdf of abstract submission
Author’s APS membership ID number




The Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Section Research Recognition Award ($500 plus reimbursement of the advance registration fee) will provide up to three travel awards in recognition of meritorious research by young investigators who participate in the EB Meeting. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. within the past 10 years, be a member of APS, and must present a talk or poster at the 2015 EB Meeting. The subject matter can be any topic that deals with comparative and evolutionary physiology.

Applicants must upload a copy of the first-authored abstract, a one-page CV, and a one-page summary of research accomplishments and goals. Awardees are recognized at the Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Section Business Dinner at 2015 EB Meeting. The awardee must attend the Experimental Biology meeting in order to receive the cash award.

All application materials must be completed online by December 8, 2014.

Required Documents:
Abstract Number
Abstract First Author’s Name
pdf of Abstract Submission
One-page Curriculum Vitae
One-page Summary of Research Accomplishments and Goals
APS membership ID number


 


The Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Section Scholander Award sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline ($500, one year complimentary membership in APS, reimbursement of advance registration fee, and a copy of the Per Scholander Biography Enjoying a Life in Science, Univ. of Alaska Press, 1990) will be presented to an outstanding young investigator presenting a paper in the "Scholander Award" Session at the Experimental Biology 2015 meeting. Applicants will be judged during a poster presentation at the meeting. 

Applicants must: a) submit their abstract to topic category [1101- ]APS: Scholander Award Session and/or apply for the Scholander Award online; b) be first author on the abstract and; c) be not more than three years past the highest degree; d) upload a copy of the first-authored abstract. 

Awardees are recognized at the Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Section Business Dinner at EB 2015. All application materials must be completed online by December 8, 2014.

Required Documents:
Abstract Number
Abstract First Author’s Name
pdf of Abstract Submission
Abstract Sponsor or Advisor’s Full Name
Abstract Sponsor or Advisor Phone and email 
Evidence that the applicant is not more than 3 years past PhD (statement from Advisor or transcript)





The Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Section Travel Award sponsored by Novo Nordisk Foundation ($500 plus reimbursement of the advance registration fee) recognizes an outstanding graduate or undergraduate student involved in comparative and evolutionary research. This award is designed to assist the award recipient to attend the annual APS Experimental Biology Meeting.

The applicant must submit a first-authored abstract to the EB Meeting under an APS Comparative and Evolutionary section topic category [tbd] and will attend the EB Meeting to present his/her research. Either the applicant or the sponsor must be a member in good standing of APS. Two travel awards will be made each year based on those abstracts judged to be most meritorious. Awardees are recognized at the Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Section Business Dinner at the 2015 EB Meeting. Applicants must upload a copy of the first-authored abstract and proof of student status.

All application materials must be submitted online by December 8, 2014.

Required Documents:
Abstract Number
Abstract First Author’s Name
pdf of Abstract Submission
Abstract Sponsor or Advisor’s Full Name
Abstract Sponsor or Advisor Phone and email 
Proof of student status

Other Requested (not required) Documents:
Abstract Sponsor or Advisor’s APS Membership ID Number



The Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Section Travel Award sponsored by Dr. Dolittle ($500 plus reimbursement of the advance registration fee) recognizes an outstanding graduate student or postdoctoral fellow (completed Ph.D. within the past 5 years) involved in comparative and evolutionary research. This award is designed to assist the award recipient to attend the annual APS Experimental Biology Meeting.

The applicant must upload a copy of the first-authored abstract submitted to the EB Meeting under an APS Comparative and Evolutionary section topic category [1100-APS to 1105-APS] and a 450-850 word blog. The blog should explain, in lay language, (1) what the findings are; (2) why they are important; (3) what they contribute to our understanding of science; (4) and whether the results came as a surprise or were expected. All entries should be accompanied by a relevant image or video which helps to tell the story behind the study, the researcher, or the science itself and a completed Blog Compliance Form & Source Reference Sheet. The site, Pro Blogger offers a variety of suggestions about how to craft a good blog.

Applicants must be attending the EB Meeting to present his/her research. Either the applicant or the sponsor must be a member in good standing of APS. One travel award will be made each year based on those abstracts/blogs judged to be most meritorious. Awardees are recognized at the Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Section Business Dinner at the 2015 EB Meeting. The winning blog will be posted on
Dr. Dolittle’s website.

All application materials must be submitted online by December 8, 2014.

Content restrictions
Blog/Image/Video must NOT contain:
  • APS logo, name, or website
  • Copyrighted material, unless it is owned or licensed by the contestant or in the public domain
  • Trademarks of any third-party
  • Third-party voiceovers
  • Third-party stock photos, artwork, video, or sound unless it is licensed by the contestant or in the public domain
  • Nudity, lewd or vulgar behavior, offensive language and/or gestures
  • Exploitation or mistreatment of humans or animals

Additional Limitations

  • Contestants must have appropriate permissions to film on sites (e.g., campus, departmental buildings, laboratories)
  • No laboratory animals can be used in filming without written permission of the institution and IACUC approval
  • Each contestant may submit only 1 blog per year. Entrants submitting more than one blog will have all their submissions disqualified
  • Vocals and titles must be made in English or subtitled in English
  • Submissions must be original and unique. Submissions that appear to be duplicates will be disqualified. APS reserves the right to reject entries that, after examination, appear to infringe the rights of any third party without notice to the contestant(s). Modified versions of professionally produced works will be disqualified. Submissions cannot be derivative works from original works created by persons or entities other than the contestant(s)

Review Criteria

Abstracts and associated blogs will be reviewed by the Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Section Award Committee. The Committee will evaluate the submissions and choose one winner based on:

  • Scientific merit and abstract quality
  • Message appropriate for the public
  • Creativity and originality
  • Accuracy of scientific content
  • Technical merit
  • Overall artistic value


Required Documents:
Abstract Number
Abstract First Author’s Name
pdf of Abstract Submission
Abstract Sponsor or Advisor’s Full Name
Abstract Sponsor or Advisor Phone and email 
Proof of student status

Other Requested (not required) Documents:
Abstract Sponsor or Advisor’s APS Membership ID Number


 

 

 

 


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