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Award amount: $500 + reimbursement of advanced registration to Experimental Biology 

Application deadline: December 31

Questions? Contact: Sections Administrator

Who can apply: Must be an APS member.

Award Description

The Cell and Molecular Physiology Section will award up to FIVE Postdoctoral Research Recognition Awards to candidates for work performed while in their first through fifth postdoctoral year or medical residency.

Only one application per candidate will be accepted for any specific year. Award cannot be received in consecutive years.

  • Applicant must be in their first through fifth postdoctoral year or medical residency.
  • Applicant or their direct mentor must be an APS member in good standing and have a primary affiliation with the Cell and Molecular Physiology Section.
  • Applicant must be first author on an abstract submitted to EB under a Cell Section Topic Category.
  • Applicant must attend Experimental Biology and participate in a special poster session.

Abstracts must be submitted by the EB abstract submission deadline. All additional application materials must be completed online by the award deadline.

Members of the Cell Section Steering Committee will evaluate all submitted abstracts and supporting documents and select semi-finalists to make a special poster presentation at the EB meeting. All semi-finalists will be contacted via email and acknowledged in a pre-EB newsletter to the Section membership. Poster judging typically occurs at the beginning of the EB meeting and awardees will be recognized at the Cell Section dinner at the EB meeting.


Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Recommendation letter.
  • Abstract submission letter.
  • Abstract first author's full name.
  • PDF of abstract submission.
  • Applicant curriculum vitae.
  • Recommendation letter.
  • Abstract sponsor or adviser's full name.
  • Abstract sponsor email and phone number.
  • Abstract applicant or mentor's membership ID number.

Each candidate must upload the following: curriculum vitae and a brief (e.g., half page) recommendation letter from his/her mentor describing why the trainee is deserving of the award.

Please note: that materials in excess (e.g., 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.