The Dean Franklin Young Investigator Award has been established by Data Sciences International (DSI), now Harvard Bioscience in recognition of Franklin’s role in the development of instrumentation to monitor physiological function in conscious research animals. Concepts originally formulated by Dean Franklin continue to serve as the inspiration behind many of Harvard Bioscience most technologically advanced physiological monitoring systems developed for today’s nonclinical research. Awardee must attend the American Physiology Summit.
The intent of the award is to recognize a post-doctoral scientist or junior faculty member who is pursuing in vivo physiological research and is in the process of establishing an independent laboratory. The award recipient receives:
- advanced registration reimbursement to attend the APS annual meeting;
- DSI instrumentation starter kit (approximate value $20,000); and
- certificate presented at the APS Awards Meeting
- must be an APS member in good standing for two (2) consecutive years at the time of application
- U.S. residency is not required
- Hold a rank of postdoctoral scientist or junior faculty member
- description of current and/or prospective research program, highlighting its relevance to the intent of the award (up to 3 pages);
- One-page description of how the DSI equipment will be used in the research program;
- One-page description of anticipated path to independence;
- NIH-style biosketch (up to 4 pages);
- list of current and pending grant support not included in biosketch;
- copy of abstract(s) submitted to for presentation at the APS annual meeting;
- One (1) letter of recommendation from department chair, administrator or mentor;and
- One (1) letter of support discussing the applicant’s research program;
Applications are only accepted via online submission.
Award at a Glance
Award amount: Early registration reimbursement to attend the American Physiology Summit and institutional grant awarding a DSI Instrumentation Starter Kit (approximate value $20,000)
Application deadline: December 15
Questions? Contact: Member Communities Department
Who Can Apply: Must be an APS member in good standing for two consecutive years holding the rank of postdoctoral scientist or junior faculty member.