The Arthur C. Guyton Award Fund was established in 1993 from an anonymous donation in order to recognize the contributions of Arthur C. Guyton and his interests in feedback control and mathematical modeling of physiological systems. The award is intended to support an independent investigator who holds an academic rank no higher than Assistant Professor and is pursuing research that utilizes quantitative and integrative approaches and feedback control system theory for the study of physiological functions.
An award of approximately $30,000 is designated for the use in the awardee's research program. The award does not include any indirect cost reimbursement.
One award is given annually to an individual demonstrating outstanding promise based on their research program in feedback control systems, quantitative modeling, and integrative physiology. Applicants must be Regular APS Members. The awardee is selected by members of the APS Awards Committee.
The Award recipient receives complimentary registration to attend the Experimental Biology meeting and a certificate presented at the APS Business Meeting held at the Experimental Biology meeting.
- Applicant must be a member in good standing of the APS for a minimum of two years at the time of application. U.S. residency is NOT required.
- Hold a rank no higher than Assistant Professor.
- Provide a description of their current and pending research program, highlighting its relevance to feedback control system theory for the study of physiological functions and its use of quantitative and integrative approaches (up to 3 pages).
- Justify how and why they meet the intent of the award (up to 1 page).
- Provide a Biosketch in NIH Style (up to 5 pages).
- Provide a full list of their current and pending grant support.
- Provide a copy of the abstract(s) that they have already submitted for presentation at the Experimental Biology meeting.
- Provide a letter of recommendation from their Department Chair or mentor.
- Provide at least one additional letter of support discussing the applicant’s research program.
Applications are only accepted via online submission.