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Award at a Glance

Award amount: $11,000

Application deadline: November 15

Questions? Contact: Executive Office

Who Can Apply: Must be APS member who holds a rank no higher than Assistant Professor and is working in the U.S.

Award Description
The Shih-Chun Wang Memorial Fund was established in 1998 in memory of Shih-Chun Wang, the Pfeiffer Professor of Pharmacology at Columbia University and a long-standing APS member. Wang was internationally recognized for his research contributions in the areas of neurophysiology and neuropharmacology with an emphasis on brain stem control mechanisms. The Shih-Chun Wang Young Investigator Award is given annually to an individual demonstrating outstanding promise based on their research program in the physiological sciences.

Applications are accepted from members of the APS working within the U.S. and holding an academic rank no higher than Assistant Professor. The award of $11,000 is designated for use in the Awardee's research program. The award does not include any indirect cost reimbursement. The Awardee receives complimentary registration to attend the Experimental Biology meeting and a certificate presented at the APS Business Meeting held at the Experimental Biology meeting.


Eligibility
  • 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 an academic rank no higher than Assistant Professor.
  • U.S. residency is NOT required.

Criteria
  • Provide a description of their current and pending research program, highlighting how they show outstanding promise based on their research in the physiological sciences (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 physiological sciences.

Applications are only accepted via online submission.