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Award at a Glance

Award amount: $250

Application deadline: November 10

Questions? Contact: Ann Marie Bocus, APS Sections Administrator 

Who can apply: Trainees

Past Awardees

Award Description

In 2014, an anonymous member of the American Physiological Society (APS) Neural Control & Autonomic Regulation (NCAR) Section generously sponsored a trainee award to recognize research excellence. In 2017, another NCAR member matched the donation to provide a second award to a deserving postdoctoral trainee. 

The NCARnation Trainee Presentation Award requires that NCAR trainees to make an oral presentation at American Physiology Summit to highlight their research.  


The applicant must:

  • be an APS member with primary affiliation in the NCAR Section
  • be an undergraduate student, graduate student, or postdoctoral fellow 
  • submit an abstract to a NCAR Foundational Science Session at the American Physiology Summit. 

The application package includes:

  • a PDF copy of an abstract submitted to any appropriate NCAR topic at the American Physiology Summit.

NCAR trainee committee members and former NCARnation participants review and select abstracts from those submitted by NCAR trainees to any NCAR abstract topic.  

The NCARnation session provides 12 selected finalists (6 undergraduate/graduate; 6 postdoctoral fellows) with an opportunity to give a five-minute oral presentation at the American Physiology Summit. NCARnation is a special oral session that takes place on the first day of the Summit. 

During the on-site oral presentation, speakers will be judged based on the following:

  • significance
  • innovation
  • clarity of the presentation
  • familiarity with the field
  • ability to answer questions