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.
The award package includes;
- $10,000 honorarium is designated for use in research program, but does not include any indirect cost reimbursement;
- complimentary registration to attend the APS annual meeting at Experimental Biology (EB);
- certificate presented during the APS Business Meeting.
- Applicant must be an APS member in good standing for a minimum of two (2) consecutive years at the time of application;
- Applicant must be working within the U.S.;
- Hold an academic rank no higher than assistant professor; and
- U.S. residency is not required.
- description of current and pending research program, highlighting outstanding promise based on research in the physiological sciences (up to 3 pages);
- One-page justification of how and why the intent of the award is being met;
- Five-page NIH-style biosketch;
- list of current and pending grant support not in the biosketch;
- copy of abstract(s) submitted for presentation during the APS annual meeting at EB;
- One letter of recommendation from department chair, administrator or mentor; and
- at least one letter of support discussing the impact of the applicant’s research program on the physiological sciences.
Applications are only accepted via online submission.