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Award at a Glance

Award amount: $10,000

Application deadline: November 15

Questions? Contact: Executive Office

Who Can Apply: Must be APS member who hold the rank equivalent to assistant professor or above and is working in the U.S.

Award Description

The Lazaro J. Mandel Young Investigator Award was established in 1999 in memory of Lazaro J. Mandel, professor of physiology at Duke University and long-standing APS member. The award is given annually to a member of APS working within the U.S. who holds an academic rank no higher than assistant professor. The award is intended to support an individual demonstrating outstanding promise based on their research program in epithelial or renal physiology.

The award of $10,000 is designated for the use of the Awardee in their research program. The award does not include any indirect cost reimbursement. The 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. 
  • Applicant must be working within the U.S. 
  • Hold a rank equivalent to Assistant Professor or above.
  • U.S. residency is NOT required.

  • Provide a description of their current and pending research program, highlighting how they show outstanding promise based on your research program in epithelial or renal physiology (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 administrator.
  • Provide at least one additional letter of support discussing the impact of the applicant’s research program on the field of epithelial or renal physiology.

Applications are only accepted via online submission.