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Award at a Glance

Award amount: $1,000 + reimbursement of advanced registration to Experimental Biology 

Application deadline: November 14

Questions? Contact: Sections Administrator

Who can apply: Graduate students working towards a PhD degree (post-candidacy exams) in the area of Neural Control and Autonomic Regulation.

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Award Description

The Neural Control and Autonomic Regulation (NCAR) Data Sciences Outstanding Graduate Student Award provide travel support to one graduate student to present meritorious research at the annual Experimental Biology Meeting. Graduate students working towards a PhD degree (post-candidacy exams) in the area of neural control and autonomic regulation are eligible to apply.

  • Applicants must be APS members in good standing with primary affiliation to the NCAR Section.


Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • First-authored abstract of unpublished work to any appropriate NCAR topic at the Experimental Biology meeting;
  • NCAR Biosketch (use only the NCAR biosketch form provided here) written by the applicant that includes a one-page personal statement summarizing the applicants research contributions, a complete list of publications and abstracts (listed separately), and any fellowships and awards;
  • A letter of recommendation from the applicant's advisor indicating the expected date [month/year] of completion of the degree program.
  • Eligible candidates must provide verifiable documentation of the date [month/year] of completion of the post candidacy program.


Award criteria will be based on current work reflected in the abstract and research accomplishments and letter of recommendation. The awardee will be expected to present her/his abstract at the NCAR Awards Featured Topic oral and poster sessions at the Experimental Biology meeting to receive the cash prize and to be recognized at the NCAR Reception and Business Meeting. While there is no limit to the number of times an individual can apply for this award, the winner is eligible to win this award once only.

Please note: that materials in excess (eg., inclusion of extra letters beyond 2 required letters or inclusion or curriculum vitae) will be excluded from evaluation. 

Applications are only accepted via online submission.