AuPS Awards, Prizes & Grants

AuPS Awards and Prizes:

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The A K McIntyre Prize is named in honour of the Society's first President.

The Prize shall be awarded periodically to members of the Society who are judged to have made significant contributions to Australian physiological science over their pre-doctoral and early post-doctoral years.

Application & Eligibility:
To be considered for this award, nominees must:

  • be proposed by two financial members of the Society, who should provide a statement of not more than 500 words summarising the nominee's achievements.
  • provide a curriculum vitae and a list of published works, including conference proceedings.
  • normally have graduated from their PhD or equivalent doctoral degree by 1st November not more than 7 years before the year of application.
  • be current financial Ordinary Members of the Society (note: provisional members* are not eligible to apply)

In considering nominations, the judges will take into account the nominee's contributions to scientific meetings of the Society. No individual may be awarded the prize more than once.

The judging committee shall consist of the Executive Committee of Council (except that any member with a conflict of interest shall be replaced with another Councillor), together with up to two additional members of Council who shall be appointed for each specific round of nominations.

When awarded, the winner will be announced during the conference dinner at the following AuPS meeting, and in the December Newsletter.

Email applications to the AuPS National Secretary
A/Prof Glenn Wadley: glenn.wadley@deakin.edu.au

Closing date:
Applications close 5pm (AEST), 8th October 2021.

Past winners can be viewed in the archive



*Provisional membership. Applicants who apply for AuPS membership and pay their subscription fees have the status of provisional member until their application is ratified by a vote of the Society members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in November/December each year. In practical terms, this means anyone who applies for AuPS membership after the 10th December 2020 AGM won't be eligible for AuPS grants and awards until 2022. If you would like to be eligible for next year's awards you will need to apply for membership before the AGM this year.

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The Michael Roberts Excellence in Physiology Education Award is an award bestowed periodically by the Australian Physiological Society in memory of Michael Roberts, who was a lifelong passionate and dedicated advocate of physiology teaching and education.

The award is intended to recognise AuPS members who have demonstrated a sustained performance of excellence in the delivery of physiology education at the tertiary level, and make a contribution to the teaching activities of AuPS.

Application & Eligibility:
The award is open to current ordinary financial members of the Australian Physiological Society who are actively engaged in physiology education (note: provisional members* are not eligible to apply).

Candidates should provide a single page argued case for their nomination. In addition, candidates must provide evidence of achievement and impact which could include any of the following: letters of support from colleagues familiar with the teaching environment, detail of sustained high level teaching evaluation, student recognition, awards, success in obtaining substantial educational research funding and publications. Applications containing a brief Curriculum Vitae and evidence of achievement should be a maximum of three pages, plus a single page argument for their nomination.

In considering nominations, the judges will take into account the nominee's contributions to scientific meetings of the Society.

Prize:
The recipient of this award will be presented with a medal and a cash award, at the conference dinner in the year of the award, and will be invited to deliver a keynote lecture at the Educational Symposium in the following year's AuPS conference.

Email applications to the AuPS National Secretary
A/Prof Glenn Wadley: glenn.wadley@deakin.edu.au

Closing date:
Applications close 5pm (AEST), 8th October 2021.

Past winners can be viewed in the archive



*Provisional membership. Applicants who apply for AuPS membership and pay their subscription fees have the status of provisional member until their application is ratified by a vote of the Society members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in November/December each year. In practical terms, this means anyone who applies for AuPS membership after the 10th December 2020 AGM won't be eligible for AuPS grants and awards until 2022. If you would like to be eligible for next year's awards you will need to apply for membership before the AGM this year.




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An annual award for the best original paper published by an AuPS member during their first seven postdoctoral years.

Eligibility:
To be considered for this award:

  • The paper must be based on work carried out and published during your first seven postdoctoral years.
  • The paper must have been published (either on paper or online) in the 12 month period between 30th September to the 1st October in the year of application.
  • Applicants must be current financial Members of the Society (provisional members* are not eligible to apply)

Application:
Applications should include:

  • A pdf of the publication
  • A statement of date of award of your PhD
  • A short statement on the paper's impact
  • An explanation of your contribution (to multi-author papers only)

Assessment Criteria:
Applications will be ranked by a committee of AuPS Council members according to the following criteria:

  1. Impact on the field
  2. Applicant's contribution to the publication, endorsed by the supervisor and/or senior author of the paper
  3. Innovation and originality
  4. Technical difficulty
  5. Scientific rigour
  6. Clarity of organization and writing style
  7. The prize will only be awarded once to a given individual

Prize:
The Prize consist of a $500 award, to be used to present work at a conference. (Note: winners will be reimbursed after providing a copy of an invoice of conference expenses). Winners will be announced during the conference dinner of the following AuPS meeting and in the December AuPS newsletter.

Email applications to the AuPS National Secretary
A/Prof Glenn Wadley: glenn.wadley@deakin.edu.au

Closing date:
Applications close 5pm(AEST), 8th October 2021.

Past winners can be viewed in the archive



*Provisional membership. Applicants who apply for AuPS membership and pay their subscription fees have the status of provisional member until their application is ratified by a vote of the Society members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in November/December each year. In practical terms, this means anyone who applies for AuPS membership after the 10th December 2020 AGM won't be eligible for AuPS grants and awards until 2022. If you would like to be eligible for next year's awards you will need to apply for membership before the AGM this year.


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An annual award for the best original paper published by an AuPS member during the course of their PhD studies.

Eligibility:
To be considered for this award:

  • The paper must be based on work carried out during your PhD and accepted for publication during your PhD or up to one year after the acceptance of your PhD.
  • The paper must have been published (either on paper or online) in the 12 month period between 30th September to the 1st October in the year of application.
  • Applicants must be current financial Members of the Society (provisional members* are not eligible to apply)

Application:
Applications should include:

  • A pdf of the publication
  • A statement of date of award of your PhD
  • A short statement on the paper's impact
  • An explanation of your contribution (to multi-author papers only)

Assessment Criteria:
Applications will be ranked by a committee of AuPS Council members according to the following criteria:

  1. Impact on the field
  2. Applicant's contribution to the publication, endorsed by the supervisor and/or senior author of the paper
  3. Innovation and originality
  4. Technical difficulty
  5. Scientific rigour
  6. Clarity of organization and writing style
  7. The prize will only be awarded once to a given individual

Prize:
The Prize consist of a $500 award, to be used to present work at a conference. (Note: winners will be reimbursed after providing a copy of an invoice of conference expenses). Winners will be announced during the conference dinner of the following AuPS meeting and in the December AuPS newsletter.

Email applications to the AuPS National Secretary
A/Prof Glenn Wadley: glenn.wadley@deakin.edu.au

Closing date:
Applications close 5pm(AEST), 8th October 2021.

Past winners can be viewed in the archive



*Provisional membership. Applicants who apply for AuPS membership and pay their subscription fees have the status of provisional member until their application is ratified by a vote of the Society members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in November/December each year. In practical terms, this means anyone who applies for AuPS membership after the 10th December 2020 AGM won't be eligible for AuPS grants and awards until 2022. If you would like to be eligible for next year's awards you will need to apply for membership before the AGM this year.


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In 1990, the Society instituted the awarding of prizes at each meeting for the best presentations (oral and poster) by graduate students in physiology and related disciplines. First and second prizes in both categories are normally awarded.

Prize:
The first prize winners in each category will receive $250, and the second prize winner in each category will receive $100 sponsored by SDR Scientific

Eligibilty:
Only persons who have been approved as Student Members will be eligible for Student Prizes.

Application:
Student presenting authors need only indicate they wish to be considered for the presentation prizes when they submit their abstract through the on-line system.

Past winners can be viewed in the archive



*Provisional membership. Applicants who apply for AuPS membership and pay their subscription fees have the status of provisional member until their application is ratified by a vote of the Society members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in November/December each year. In practical terms, this means anyone who applies for AuPS membership after the 10th December 2020 AGM won't be eligible for AuPS grants and awards until 2022. If you would like to be eligible for next year's awards you will need to apply for membership before the AGM this year.




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As a continued imitative to support the development of national networking by student members of the Australian Physiological Society, we are inviting applications for a sponsored research visit to Victoria University at Footscray campus, Melbourne, Victoria, 6-7 July 2020.

Six places are available, and participants will usually receive a maximum of $500 from AuPS towards their flights and accommodation costs on a competitive basis. The proposed visit schedule is outlined in the PDF application form below.

Eligibilty:
Only persons who have been approved as Student Members (not provisional) will be eligible to apply.

Application:
Applications should include:

  • Student Details: List your Name, Degree enrolment and expected completion date, Host institution (Dept. and University), Supervisors name(s), Tentative Thesis title
  • Part A: Research Outline: Provide a draft abstract of your current research in the AuPS conference format which would be suitable for presentation at the Society's annual scientific meeting. You may choose to provide the same abstract that you presented at the Canberra meeting. (Links to: AuPS 2019 conference, AuPS Abstract Template)
  • Part B: Career Development Strategy Statement: Provide a statement of up to 250 words on your strategy for developing your career in the physiological sciences and how would the AuPS student research award benefit you.

Application Submission
Use the Application form template and submit your completed application to the national secretary of the Australian Physiological Society, A/Prof Glenn Wadley (glenn.wadley@deakin.edu.au)

Closing date:
Applications close Friday 20th March, 2020 at 5pm. No late applications will be accepted.

AuPS Small Grants:

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AuPS has developed a competitive grant scheme for student members to help develop the students CV's and provide experience in preparing grant applications.

Three x $1,500 AUD grants will be available to support the purchase of equipment, consumables or training (but NOT travel or conference attendance) to further the development of students PhD research programmes

Application & Eligibility:
To be eligible for this grant, applicants must be:

  • currently enrolled in a physiology-related PhD programme at an Australian University/Research Institute
  • a current student member of the Society
  • (see PDF for further details)

Applications should include:

  • Research proposal including background, rationale and aims (300 words).
  • Justification and Budget including the costing of equipment/consumables, training etc. (200 words).
  • Significance of the research and expected outcomes of the funding (200 words)
  • References (maximum of 10, Vancouver reference style)
  • Letter of support from primary supervisor (200 word limit)
  • Curriculum Vitae (maximum of 2 pages)

Applications should be written in Times New Roman 12 point, justify formatting, 1.5 line spacing and adhere to word limits.

Successful applicants must provide a half -page report of how funds were spent, and the benefits they provided (to be presented to council at the end-year meeting and published in the AuPS Newsletter). Note: Funds cannot be spent on travel or conference attendance.

The application will be assessed on scientific merit, clarity of research aims, feasibility, and added benefit to their PhD. Early PhD candidates are encouraged to apply as the grants will be judged mainly on the reserach project and not CV or track record.

Email applications to the AuPS National Secretary
A/Prof Glenn Wadley: glenn.wadley@deakin.edu.au

Closing date:
Applications close 5pm, Friday April 16th 2021 (AEDT)

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The AuPS Physiology Education Grant scheme to support an education-based research project that has the potential to benefit physiology education and /or student engagement in Physiology. A condition of the grant is that the research outcomes of the funded project must be presented at the AuPS meeting the following year, and it is expected that they will be suitable for publication over the subsequent 1-2 years. The recipient(s) will be mentored by a senior physiology education researcher appointed by the AuPS council, typically a former recipient of the Michael Roberts Prize..

One $3 000 AUD grant is available, awarded to the best application from members of the AuPS.

Application & Eligibility:

The scheme is open to early to mid-career academics who have been in academic positions for up to 10 years and who are all current ordinary financial members of the Australian Physiological Society (Provisional members* are not eligible to apply).

Individuals or Teams may apply, but all team members should adhere to these eligibility criteria and a Chief and Associate Investigator should be identified.

The application is assessed on the significance, innovation, clarity and feasibility of the proposal; justification of the budget; potential benefits for physiology education and/or engaging students in Physiology including breadth of potential impact across institutions. Applications will be ranked by at least two selected members of the AuPS Council, and the successful applicant will be announced at the annual AGM.

Note that funds will not be provided for conference attendance or travel (unless an integral part of the proposal).

Applications should be written in Times New Roman 12 point, justified formatting, 1.5 line spacing using the following headings, adhering to word counts:

  • Chief Investigator, including institutional address
  • Associate Investigator(s) and role in project (if relevant)
  • Research Proposal (including background, innovation, rationale, aims and timeline: 500 words)
  • Budget and Justification (200 words)
  • References (maximum of 10)
  • Brief CV of Chief Investigator and each Associate Investigator (1 page limit per person)

Applications should be written in Times New Roman 12 point, justify formatting, 1.5 line spacing and adhere to word limits.

Successful applicant(s) must provide a half -page report the following year to the AuPS Council, describing how funds were spent, and the outcomes of the project (including presentation at the meeting and publication plans). The report may be published in the AuPS Newsletter.

Email applications to the AuPS National Secretary
A/Prof Glenn Wadley: glenn.wadley@deakin.edu.au

Closing date:
Applications close 5pm, Friday October 8th 2021 (AEDT)

*Provisional membership. Applicants who apply for AuPS membership and pay their subscription fees have the status of provisional member until their application is ratified by a vote of the Society members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in November/December each year. In practical terms, this means anyone who applies for AuPS membership after the 10th December 2020 AGM won't be eligible for AuPS grants and awards until 2022. If you would like to be eligible for next year's awards you will need to apply for membership before the AGM this year.