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Award Description

The Gastrointestinal & Liver Physiology Section New Investigator Award recognizes an outstanding investigator in the early stages of his/her career. Candidates should be investigators who have made meritorious contributions to the area represented by the Gastrointestinal & Liver Physiology Section.

  • The candidate must be an APS member in good standing. They should not be above the rank of Assistant Professor or a comparable position in a research track at an academic institution or in industry (e.g. Scientist, Sr. Scientist, Research Investigator, etc.).
  • They should receive nominations from at least two regular members of the APS.  Candidates will be judged on their publications, how the publications relate to the Gastrointestinal & Liver Physiology Section and evidence for independence and promise (grant funding, peer review activities, etc.).

Although this is not an abstract-based award, awardees are expected to attend the American Physiology Summit and make an oral presentation

  • APS Member Number
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 Nomination Letters
  • URL IDs for your 3 publications

Other Requested (not Required) Materials:

  • Abstract Number
  • Abstract First Author’s Full Name
  • PDF of Abstract Submission



Applications are only accepted via online submission.



Award at a Glance

Award amount: $1,000 honorarium, reimbursement of the American Physiology Summit advance registration, and complimentary admission to the GI & Liver Section Banquet  

Deadline: February 1

Questions? Contact:  Melanie Gareau, Award Chair, GIL Section

Who Can Apply: See eligibility. 

Past Awardees