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Award at a Glance

Award amount: $10,000

Application deadline: December 2

Questions? Contact: Member Communities Department

Who Can Apply: Must be an APS member who holds a rank no higher than assistant professor and working in the U.S.

Award Description

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.