The Dale J. Benos Early Career Service Award was established by the Trainee Advisory Committee in 2008 to honor an early career stage (graduate student, post-doctoral fellow, assistant professor or equivalent position) member of APS, who is judged to have made outstanding contributions to the physiology community and demonstrated dedication and commitment to furthering the broader goals of the physiology community. The award will be presented annually. The award consists of: $1,000 honorarium; and Complimentary registration to attend the APS annual meeting at Experimental Biology (EB). Applicant must be an APS member in good standing (either student or regular member). Applicant must not be above the rank of assistant professor or equivalent in government, industry or medicine. Applicant may not be a current member of the Trainee Advisory Committee. Former members may not apply within the year following their term ending. Applicants who are graduate students or postdoctoral fellows must provide confirmation from their research advisor or department chair that travel funds to the meeting will be available. Examples of service appropriate for consideration include, but are not limited to, active participation in: Professional society committees (e.g.- APS, SFN, ACSM, etc.), Undergraduate and/or graduate education activities, Advocacy efforts for public policy, Educational programs targeted at promoting participation of diverse groups in physiology professions, National Postdoctoral Association or Graduate Student Association, Outreach programs such as Physiology Understanding Week or Brain Awareness Week, Active involvement in K-12 education outreach, Specific service activities within the nominee's department, program or university, Two letters of recommendation written by individuals who are familiar with the substantive contributions of the applicant to professional service.
Low Amount Awarded
a graduate student or a postgraduate student
Must not be attending high school currently
Must be affiliated with
American Physiological Society