Career and Research Development

Career and Research Development Programs

APS Career and Research Development programs support the career development and research productivity of physiologists through awards and conferences. Our career development awards provide funds and resources for promising scientists to enhance their research and teaching skills and reward young investigators for their exciting discoveries and remarkable accomplishments in the field of physiology. These programs also support our conferences, which work to advance the careers and research efforts of physiologists by fostering discussions and collaborations that greatly advance scientific discovery and innovation.

Examples include:

Research and Teaching Career Enhancement Awards

The APS Research and Teaching Career Enhancement Awards are designed to enhance the research or teaching career potential of Society members. The award supports activities ($10,000-$20,000) that include:

  • short-term visits to other laboratories to acquire new research skills,
  • special courses on scientific methodologies necessary for a new field,
  • short-term visits to other schools to acquire new teaching skills, or
  • special courses on innovative teaching methodologies.

Young Investigator Awards

The APS currently awards eight Young Investigator Awards annually. The award recipient receives unrestricted award funds or laboratory equipment, with a value of $7,000-$30,000, to be used for their research program, along with a travel award and free registration for the Experimental Biology meeting.