Our Mission

Our mission is to advance scientific discovery, understand life, and improve health. In pursuit of which, we seek to build and support a global multidisciplinary community of scientists solving the major problems affecting life and health. We can achieve this goal only with your help.


Your donations to APS support a wide array of programs, awards, and events that support the physiology research and teaching community, in particular, trainees and young physiologists.

Support APS Programs

Your gifts may support:

  • Career Development & Research Awards that help early career physiologists succeed in research and teaching careers;
  • Education & Diversity programs that promote excellence in teaching and learning physiology and that provide fellowships to encourage diversity in our profession;
  • International Affairs programs that increase interaction and collaboration of our members with physiologists around the world; and,
  • Science Policy & Public Outreach efforts that protect physiology research funding, ensure responsible use of animals in research, and strengthen public understanding of physiology.

Support APS Sections and Groups

For more information on individual sections, please visit our page on APS Sections.

Memorial and Honorary Award Funds

Leave a Legacy

One of the most powerful ways to support scientific advancement for years to come is through a gift in your will. Thanks to some friends of APS, you can make a will for free in less than 25 minutes (or get started in the process, then find a lawyer near you.) Leave a planned gift by writing your will today. Learn more about planned giving.