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APS Funds

Animal Research Outreach

A fund supporting animal research outreach by the Office of Science Policy. Donations to this fund will make it possible to send free copies of the APS brochure Animal Research: Finding Cures, Saving Lives to those engaged in educating the public about the value of animal research.


APS Endowment Fund

The APS Endowment Fund was established to provide funding for awards for the next generation of physiologists and to help advance the discipline of physiology. Current programs include the Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships, Porter Physiology Development Fellowships, the Career Enhancement Awards, and the Daggs and Reynolds Awards. The Ray G. Daggs award is presented to a physiologist who is judged to have provided distinguished long-term service to the science of physiology and, in particular, to the American Physiological Society. The Orr E. Reynolds award is presented for the best historical article submitted by a member of the Society.


Arthur C. Guyton Fund

A fund supporting the Arthur C. Guyton Award for Excellence in Integrative Physiology and initiated through a contribution from Charles Rife. The award is given annually to an individual demonstrating outstanding promise based on his/her research program in feedback control systems, quantitative modeling, and integrative physiology.


Brian R. Duling Memorial Fund

A fund designed to provide awards to encourage the pursuit of physiological discovery and an understanding of the function of the cardiovascular system.


Carlos Romero Memorial Fund

A fund established to honor the memory of Juan Carlos Romero, distinguished APS member and to be used to support the Juan Carlos Romero Young Investigator Award for presentation at the Experimental Biology meeting


Caroline tum Suden Fund

The tum Suden Fund supports the Caroline tum Suden/Frances A. Hellebrandt Professional Opportunity Awards that provide funds to junior physiologists to attend and participate in the annual Experimental Biology meeting.


Dale J. Benos Memorial Fund

A fund established to honor the memory of Dale J. Benos, distinguished member and former APS President. Proceeds of the fund will be used to recognize excellence in student research in the physiological sciences.


David Bruce Award Fund

A fund established to recognize excellence in undergraduate research. Proceeds of the fund will be used to fund  David S. Bruce Awardees at the Experimental Biology meeting.


Education Program

The Society's Education Programs promote physiology understanding, career development, and excellence in physiology teaching from the pre-college through professional levels. For more information, see www.the-aps.org/education


Fleur L Strand Travel Award Fund

The Fleur L Strand Award was established to recognize the achievements of a young physiologist, (graduate student or postdoctoral), enabling the recipient to attend the APS annual meeting at the Experimental Biology meeting.


Gabor Kaley Memorial Fund

The Gabor Kaley Memorial Fund was established by the Kaley Family to recognize the contributions of Gabor Kaley to our understanding of the microcirculation and cardiovascular function.  The Fund provides support for a joint American Physiological Society and Microcirculatory Society session at Experimental Biology that consists of an annual lecture and presentations by four young investigators selected by an APS/MCS selection committee.


Giles F. Filley Fund

A fund supporting the Giles F. Filley Memorial Award. The award is given annually to an investigator demonstrating excellence in respiratory physiology and medicine.


IUPS Fund

A fund established to support a travel award program to enable physiologists to attend meetings of the International Union of Physiological Sciences.


John F. Perkins Fund

A fund supporting the John F. Perkins, Jr. Memorial Award promoting cultural and scientific benefits associated with the international aspects of physiology.


Lazaro J. Mandel Fund

A fund supporting the Lazaro J. Mandel Young Investigator Award. The award is given annually to an individual demonstrating outstanding promise based on his/her research program in epithelial or renal physiology.


Minority Travel Fellowship Fund

This program is designed to encourage highly qualified individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in science to pursue professional careers in physiological/biomedical sciences by attending and presenting their work at APS meetings and conferences.


Pan-American Congress Fund

A fund established to support a travel award program to enable physiologists to attend the 1st Pan-American Congress of Physiological Sciences to be held in Iguassu Falls, Brazil, August 2-6, 2014.


Porter Minority Development Fund

This award is designed to support the training of talented students entering careers in physiology by providing predoctoral fellowships for underrepresented students (African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Native Alaskans, and Native Pacific Islanders).


Shih-Chun Wang Fund

A fund supporting the Shih-Chun Wang Young Investigator Award to an individual demonstrating outstanding promise based on his/her research program in the physiological sciences.


Steven M. Horvath Memorial Fund

A fund established to honor the memory of Steven M. Horvath, distinguished APS member. Proceeds of the fund will be used to provide support for the The Steven M. Horvath Professional Opportunity Awards to promote the advancement of underrepresented minority graduate.


Section Funds

Cardiovascular Section Fund

Contributions to the Cardiovascular Section are used to support section activities, such as travel awards to Experimental Biology, special lecturers, and the annual Section Banquet held during Experimental Biology.


Cell & Molecular Physiology Section Fund

Contributions to the Cell & Molecular Physiology Section are used to support section activities, such as travel awards to Experimental Biology, The Robert Gunn Memorial Award, special lecturers, and the annual Section Banquet held during Experimental Biology.


Central Nervous System Section Fund

Contributions to the Central Nervous System Section are used to support section activities, such as travel awards to Experimental Biology, special lecturers, and the annual Section Social held during Experimental Biology.


Central Nervous System Section Van Harreveld Fund

A fund, established by the Central Nervous System Section of the Society to recognize outstanding research in neuroscience by a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow.


Comparative & Evolutionary Physiology Section Fund

Contributions to the Comparative & Evolutionary Physiology Section are used to support section activities, such as travel awards to Experimental Biology, the annual Scholander Award, special lecturers, and the annual Section Social held during Experimental Biology.


Endocrinology & Metabolism Section Fund

Contributions to the Endocrinology & Metabolism Section are used to support section activities, such as travel awards to Experimental Biology, special lecturers, and the annual Section Social held during Experimental Biology.


Endocrinology & Metabolism Section Virendra B. Mahesh Fund

A fund established by Virendra B. Mahesh in conjunction with the Society’s Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism, to support a distinguished lectureship or award to be presented at the Society’s annual meeting. The award is presented to an individual demonstrating outstanding promise in the area of endocrinology based on his/her abstract submitted to the Experimental Biology meeting.


Environmental and Exercise Physiology Section Fund

Contributions to the Environmental & Exercise Physiology Section are used to support section activities, such as travel awards to Experimental Biology, special lecturers, and the annual Section Social held during Experimental Biology.


Gastrointestinal & Liver Physiology Section Fund

Contributions to the Gastrointestinal & Liver Section are used to support section activities, such as travel awards to Experimental Biology, special lecturers, and the annual Section Social held during Experimental Biology.


Neural Control & Autonomic Regulation Section Fund

Contributions to the Neural Control & Autonomic Regulation Section are used to support section activities, such as travel awards to Experimental Biology, special lecturers, and the annual Section Social held during Experimental Biology.


Neural Control & Autonomic Regulation Section Michael J Brody Award Fund

A fund, established by the Neural Control & Autonomic Regulation Section of the Society to honor the memory of Dr. Michael J. Brody, distinguished Neural Control & Autonomic Regulation member. The funds will be used to support an Neural Control & Autonomic Regulation award to recognize outstanding research in autonomic regulation by a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow.


Renal Endowment Fund

The Renal Endowment Fund was created to establish an endowment supporting the renal section awards: pre and post-doctoral research excellence awards (5 students and postdoctoral fellows per year), the Young Investigator Award and the Berliner award. The APS has agreed to match up to $25,000 in contributed funds.


Renal Section Fund

Contributions to the Renal Section Fund are used to directly support section activities, such as trainee events held at Experimental Biology including the Professors and Posters annual social held during Experimental Biology.


Respiration Section Fund

Contributions to the Respiration Section are used to support section activities, such as travel awards to Experimental Biology, special lecturers, and the annual Section Social held during Experimental Biology.


Respiration Section Trainee Highlights

A fund established by the Society’s Respiration Section to support a Trainee Highlights Session, along with several travel awards, to be presented at the Society’s annual meeting.  The Session will be programmed and chaired by members of the Trainee Subcommittee of the Respiration Section. The APS has agreed to match up to $25,000 in contributed funds.  The goal is to raise an endowment totaling $50,000, comprised of $25,000 raised through individual contributions and the matching contribution of $25,000 from the Society.


Teaching of Physiology Section Fund

Contributions to the Teaching of Physiology Section are used to support section activities, such as travel awards to Experimental Biology, special lecturers, and the annual Section Social held during Experimental Biology.


Water & Electrolyte Homeostasis Section Fund

Contributions to the Water & Electrolyte Homeostasis Section are used to support section activities, such as travel awards to Experimental Biology, special lecturers, and the annual Section Social held during Experimental Biology.


William Galey Scholarship Fund

A fund established to honor Bill Galey and serve as testament to his commitment to APS and the teaching of physiology. Proceeds of the fund will be used to support a graduate student or a postdoctoral trainee to attend an APS Professional Skills Training Course. The APS has agreed to match up to $25,000 in contributions to this fund.