Award at a Glance

Award amount: $1,000 and complimentary registration to the Experimental Biology meeting 

Application deadline: March 1

Questions? Contact: APS Section Administrator

Who can apply: Must be an APS member.

Award Description

The Carl J. Wiggers Award is in honor of the Cardiovascular Section's founder, Carl J. Wiggers, whose research defined fundamental pressure-flow relationships in the cardiovascular system. In addition to publishing definitive texts in circulatory physiology, Dr. Wiggers founded Circulation Research and trained numerous future department heads as well as several presidents of the APS.

The Wiggers award is presented to a scientist who is a Fellow of the Cardiovascular Section of the APS, who has made outstanding contributions to cardiovascular research throughout their career, has been an active and committed member of the section, and who will attract outstanding new members to the Cardiovascular Section from the United States and abroad.

  • Applicant must be an APS member in good standing and a member of the APS Cardiovascular Section.
  • Applicant must be a Fellow of the APS Cardiovascular Section.


Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • Provide a NIH-style biosketch format including descriptions of the applicant's contributions to cardiovascular research with significant contributions.
  • 2 Letters of Nomination: one from a past or current trainee and the other of the applicant’s choice.

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.