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“No one, unless he is grossly ignorant of what science has done for mankind, can entertain any doubt of the incalculable benefits which will hereafter be derived from physiology.” — Charles Darwin
The Undergraduate Research Excellence Fellowships program funds 6
full-time undergraduate students with significant prior laboratory
research experience to work for 10 weeks during the summer in the
laboratory of an established APS investigator. Each student has his/her
own research question to work on during the summer. The intent of this
program is to encourage students to pursue a career as a basic research
In addition, Fellows receive a travel grant to allow them to attend
and present their research data at the following year's APS annual
meeting, Experimental Biology (EB). EB is a broad-based scientific
meeting of 5-7 diverse biological scientific societies that are members
of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
(FASEB). There are many opportunities for the students to mingle with
other undergraduate students, graduate students, and researchers at the
meeting. In addition, there are hundreds of scientific presentations and
posters they can attend.
The Undergraduate Research Excellence Fellowship program was
established in 2012 as an initiative of the Career Opportunities in
Physiology Committee and APS Council and is supported in full by the
The annual EB meeting is a multi-society interdisciplinary, biomedical, and scientific meeting that features plenary and award lectures, symposia, oral and poster sessions, a placement center, and an exhibit of scientific equipment, supplies, and publications.