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Awards, Travelships, and Graduate Student Awards

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Annual Meeting and Exposition Awards

The AAPS awards program provides a wonderful opportunity for scientists and graduate students to be recognized and honored for their valuable contributions to the pharmaceutical sciences. Nominate your colleagues for one of the prestigious awards to be presented by AAPS at the 2015 Annual Meeting and Exposition, October 25–29, in Orlando, Fla.

All nominations and supporting materials should be sent as a single PDF file to AAPS at awards@aaps.org. 

Distinguished Pharmaceutical Scientist Award

Sponsored by AstraZeneca
The AAPS Distinguished Service Award is intended to recognize the accomplishments of an individual that have been outstanding because of the impact of his/her work in the pharmaceutical sciences, regulatory and/or technology. (Submission Deadline: May 15, 2015)

Outstanding Educator Award

Sponsored by Biogen Idec  
The purpose of this award is to recognize excellence in education in the technologies related to pharmaceuticals. (Submission Deadline: May 15, 2015)

Research Achievement Awards

Sponsorship opportunities available! (Contact Me'Gesha Portlock) 
The AAPS Research Achievement Awards are intended to recognize outstanding scientists who have demonstrated significant impact in their respective fields. (Submission Deadline: May 15, 2015)  

The Achievement Awards in Analysis and Pharmaceutical Quality (APQ); Drug Discovery and Development Interface (DDDI); Formulation Design and Development (FDD); Physical Pharmacy and Biopharmaceutics (PPB) and Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Drug Metabolism (PPDM) will be presented in 2016. 

David J.W. Grant Research Award in Physical Pharmacy

Sponsorship opportunity available! (Contact Me'Gesha Portlock) 
The AAPS David J. W. Grant Award in Physical Pharmacy is intended to recognize outstanding scientists who have conducted fundamental or practical research that has had significant impact in the fields of Physical Pharmacy.
(Submission Deadline: May 15, 2015)

Lipid Based Drug Delivery Outstanding Research Award

Sponsored by Gattefossé 
This award focuses on recent significant contributions brought about by highly innovative research to understand and to effectively apply lipid excipients in the development of oral and topical dosage forms. (Submission Deadline: June 10, 2015)

Postdoctoral Fellow

Sponsored by Merck 
The AAPS Postdoctoral Fellow Awards are given annually to three individuals who have demonstrated excellence in their research work during a postdoctoral training period and show exceptional promise in future contributions to the pharmaceutical sciences. (Submission Deadline: June 10, 2015) 

Innovation in Nanotechnology Award

Sponsorship opportunity available! (Contact Me'Gesha Portlock) 
The award is intended to recognize and promote the achievement of an individual that demonstrates innovation in the area of Nanotechnology as applied to Drug and Device Development. (Submission Deadline: June 10, 2015)

AAPS Pharmaceutical Research Meritorious Manuscript Award

Sponsorship opportunity available! (Contact Me'Gesha Portlock)
The AAPS Pharmaceutical Research Meritorious Manuscript Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the pharmaceutical sciences as demonstrated by the author in the quality and originality of a manuscript published in the official AAPS journal, Pharmaceutical Research. (Submission Deadline: May 15, 2015)

AAPS Journal Manuscript

Sponsorship opportunity available! (Contact Me'Gesha Portlock) 
The AAPS Journal Manuscript Award is intended to recognize outstanding contributions to the pharmaceutical sciences as demonstrated by the author(s) in the quality and originality of a manuscript published in the official journal of AAPS, The AAPS Journal. (Submission Deadline: May 15, 2015) 

 

Outstanding Manuscript Award in AAPS PharmSciTech

Sponsorship opportunity available! (Contact Me'Gesha Portlock

 

This award is intended to recognize outstanding achievement in Pharmaceutical Technologies as demonstrated by authorship of a manuscript published in the journal, AAPS PharmSciTech.  (Submission Deadline: May 15, 2015) 

AAPS Outstanding Manuscript Award in Analysis and Pharmaceutical Quality

Sponsorship opportunity available! (Contact Me'Gesha Portlock) 
The AAPS Outstanding Manuscript Award in Analysis and Pharmaceutical Quality is intended to recognize outstanding achievement in pharmaceutical analysis and quality as demonstrated by author(s) in a manuscript published in an analytically focused journal. (Submission Deadline: May 15, 2015)

APQ Best Poster Award

Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb 
The APQ section is pleased to offer a Best Poster Award for eligible individuals presenting a poster at the 2015 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition to be held on November 2–6, in San Diego. (Submission Deadline: June 10, 2015)
 

AAPS Outstanding Student Chapter of the Year Award

Sponsored by AAPS 
The AAPS Student Chapter of the Year awards recognize student chapters that have provided exceptional service and outreach totheir members and the organization.  

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Annual Meeting and Exposition Travelships

Sections | Global Health Focus Group | Modified Release Focus Group  | Amgen | Lipid Based Drug Delivery Focus Group | Dermatopharmaceutics Focus Group| Eli Lilly & Company 

Section Travelships

Travelship Notifications will be mailed by August 7, 2015. Please contact portlockm@aaps.org  for additional information. 

Apply here » (Submission site opens 1/12/15/2015) 

(Application Deadline: July 18, 2014) 

The following sections are pleased to offer travelships for eligible individuals presenting papers at the 2015 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition to be held in Orlando, FL, October 25 - 29.

APQ section
Travelships up to $750 (graduate/undergraduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty eligible)

BIOTEC section
Travelships up to $750
(graduate/undergraduate students, postdocs eligible)

CPTR section
Travelships up to $750 (graduate/undergraduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty eligible)

DDDI section
Travelships up to $500 (graduate/undergraduate students and postdocs eligible)

FDD section
Travelships up to $750 (graduate/undergraduate students and postdocs eligible)

MSE section
Travelships up to $750 (graduate/undergraduate students and postdocs eligible)

PPB section
Travelships up to $750 (graduate/undergraduate students and postdocs eligible)
 
PPDM section
Travelships up to $750 (graduate/undergraduate students and postdocs eligible)
*See additional eligibility requirements below.

RS section
3 travelships at $500 (graduate/undergraduate students and postdocs eligible)
*See additional eligibility requirements below.

General Eligibility Requirements  

Recipients for all travelships will be selected from all applicants that meet the following eligibility requirements.

  1. Currently enrolled as a full-time student.
  2. First author of an accepted abstract.
  3. Have been a member of AAPS since March 2015 with membership in the section to which you are applying: (Note: Please make certain that your section is correctly identified in the AAPS database by contacting AAPS Membership at +1.877.998.2277.)

Only one abstract submission per section member will be considered for each award. The accepted abstract must be submitted with title, authors, and text together with a complete online travelship application form.

PPDM Section Eligibility Requirements  

In addition to the general requirements listed above, the following apply:

  1. Multiple abstracts from one laboratory may be submitted, but only one award will be given to an individual laboratory.
  2. No more than two awards will be given to a single institution.

RS Section Eligibility Requirements 

In addition to the general requirements listed above, the following apply:

  1. Preference will be given to students enrolled in RA/QA programs.
  2. Those meeting these criteria who wish to participate must complete the online application form.

Deadline for all submissions: July 18, 2015

Applicants whose submitted papers are not accepted by the Paper Screening Committee will be removed from the eligible pool before the award selections are made.

*Note: The reimbursement will be issued to the winning individuals following the 2014 AAPS Annual Meeting & Exposition upon receipt of documented meeting expenses (e.g., copy of airline ticket, hotel receipt, meal estimates, etc.).

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Global Health Focus Group Travelships

Travelship Notifications will be mailed by August 7, 2015.  Please contact portlockm@aaps.org for additional information. 

Apply here »  (Submission site opens 1/12/15/2015) 

(Application Deadline: July 18, 2015) 

The Neglected Global Diseases Initiative at the University of British Columbia is pleased to offer two (2) travelships for eligible students presenting papers at the 2015 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition to be held in Orlando, FL, October 25 - 29.

  • Two (2) travelships for graduate/undergraduate students presenting papers pertaining to Pharmaceuticals in Global Health
  • The award consists of $500

Eligibility Criteria  

Recipients will be selected from all applicants that meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Currently enrolled as a full-time student.
  2. Member of AAPS since March 2015 or earlier.
  3. First author of an accepted abstract pertaining to Pharmaceuticals in Global Health.
  4. Have the paper accepted by one of the nine AAPS sections for presentation at the 2015 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition to be held in Orlando (October 25 - 29) where the student will be presenting.
  5. Have no other means of supplemental support to attend the meeting. There will be no way to prove the applicant has supplemental support to attend the meeting; therefore, this sentence will be based on no other awards or travelships received from AAPS.
  6. Be present at the Pharmaceuticals in Global Health focus group annual business meeting (date to be announced) in Orlando, FL, to receive the travelship.

Selection Criteria  

Applicants whose submitted papers are not accepted by the Paper Screening Committee will be removed from the eligible pool before the award selections are made. A sub-committee assigned by Pharmaceuticals for Global Health focus group chair will perform the selection as follows:

  • Pre-selection of abstracts already accepted by the AAPS screening committees for relevance to Pharmaceuticals in Global Health.
  • Make final selection from the short list.
  • Only papers pertaining to global health will be considered.

How to Apply  

An online travelship application form must be submitted to AAPS.

Reimbursement  

The reimbursement will be issued to the selected individuals following the AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition upon receipt of documented meeting expenses (e.g., copy of airline ticket, hotel and meal receipts, etc.).

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Modified Release Focus Group Travelships

Travelship Notifications will be mailed by August 7, 2015.  Please contact portlockm@aaps.org for additional information. 

Apply here »  (Submission site opens 1/12/15/2015) 

(Application Deadline: July 18, 2015) 

The Modified Release focus group (MRFG) is pleased to offer travelships in the amount of $750 to eligible individuals presenting a paper at the AAPS 2015 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Orlando, FL, October 25 - 29. 

Eligibility Criteria  

Recipients will be selected from all applicants that meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Currently enrolled as a full-time graduate student.
  2. Primary author/main contributor with justification of an accepted abstract.
  3. The applicant must be a member of AAPS at least since March 2015, with membership in the MRFG at the time of application.
  4. Recipient must be present at the MRFG business meeting to receive the award. (Otherwise, award will go to the next finalist.)
  5. To support more students to present at the AAPS meetings, the MRFG travelship award is a one time award; previous winners will be excluded from selection process.

Application Procedure and Selection Criteria  

In addition to the general requirements listed above, the following apply:

  1. Primary selection criteria—The presented work needs to be above average work making a significant contribution in the modified/controlled/prescriptive release field. NOTE: The body of work should not extend to more than one poster/presentation.
    *Multiple posters will not be considered for the award.
  2. Complete online travelship application form (available at the AAPS Web site), including the abstract/presentation with title, authors, and text; together with a supporting letter and a detailed explanation by the advisor on the impact of the presented work to the field of modified/controlled/prescriptive release.
  3. MRFG award subcommittee will perform the selection by the following:
    • Prescreen applications together with applicant’s abstract already accepted by the AAPS screening committees.
    • Invite applicants on the short list to submit a draft or the full poster presentation in electronic file format (if available at the time short list candidates are notified).
    • Make final selections (including the full poster presentations if available) form applicants on the short list.
  4. Only one abstract/presentation submission per applicant will be considered for this award.
  5. Multiple abstracts from one university/school may be submitted, but only one award will be given to an individual institution each year.
  6. No more than one award will be given to a single research group and/or advisor in the same year.

Those meeting these criteria that wish to participate must complete an online application form.

Deadline for all submissions: July 18, 2015 

Applicants whose submitted papers are not accepted by the AAPS screening committees will be removed from the applicants’ pool before the award selections are made.

*Note: The reimbursement will be issued to the winning individuals following the AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition upon receipt of documented meeting expenses (e.g., copy of airline ticket, hotel receipt, meal estimates, etc.).

Letters of support and additional attachments should be forwarded to awards@aaps.org.  

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Lipid Based Drug Delivery Student Travelships

Travelship Notifications will be mailed by August 7, 2015. Please contact portlockm@aaps.org for additional information. 

Apply here »  (Submission site opens 1/12/15/2015) 

(Application Deadline: July 18, 2015) 

Gattefossé is pleased to offer travelships for eligible students presenting papers at the 2015 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition to be held on October 25 - 29, Orlando, FL. The offer consists of:

  • Two (2) travelships for graduate/undergraduate students presenting papers pertaining to lipid-based drug delivery.
  • The award consists of: $600 for students based in United States and $800 for international students.

Eligibility Criteria 

Recipients will be selected from all applicants that meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Currently enrolled as a full-time student.
  2. Member of AAPS since March 2015 or earlier.
  3. First author of an accepted abstract pertaining to lipid based formulations/delivery.
  4. Have the paper accepted by one of the nine AAPS sections for presentation at the 2015 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition to be held in Orlando, FL (October 25 - 29) where the student will be presenting.
  5. Have no other means of supplemental support to attend the meeting.
  6. Be present at the LBDDFG annual business meeting (day to be announced) in Orlando ( October 25 - 29).

Selection Criteria  

Applicants whose submitted papers are not accepted by the Paper Screening Committee will be removed from the eligible pool before the award selections are made.

An award subcommittee assigned by LBDD focus group chair will perform the selection as follows:

  • Pre-selection of abstracts already accepted by the AAPS screening committees for relevance to lipid-based drug delivery.
  • Make final selection from the short list.

How to Apply  

An online travelship application form must be submitted to AAPS.

Reimbursement  

The reimbursement will be issued to the selected individuals following the AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition upon receipt of documented meeting expenses (e.g., copy of airline ticket, hotel, and meal receipts, etc.).

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Dermatopharmaceutics Focus Group Travelship


Travelship Notifications will be mailed by August 7, 2015. Please contact portlockm@aaps.org for additional information.  

Apply here »  (Submission site opens 1/12/15/2015) 

(Application Deadline: July 18, 2015) 

Dermatopharmaceutics focus group (DFG) is pleased to offer one travelship up to $500 to an eligible individual presenting a paper at the AAPS 2015 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Orlando, FL, October 25 - 29. 

Eligibility Criteria 

The recipient will be selected from all applicants that meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Currently enrolled as a full-time graduate student.
  2. Primary author/main contributor with justification of an accepted abstract.
  3. The applicant must be a member of AAPS at least since March 2015, with membership in the DFG at the time of application.
  4. Recipient must present the research in a 15 minute presentation at the DFG business meeting to receive the travelship. (Otherwise, award will go to the next finalist.)
  5. To support more students to present at the AAPS meetings, DFG travelship award is a one time award; previous winners will be excluded from the selection process.

Application Procedure and Selection Criteria 

In addition to the general requirements listed above, the following apply:

  1. Primary selection criteria—The presented work needs make a significant contribution in the dermatopharmaceutics field.
    *Note: The body of work should not extend to more than one poster/presentation. Multiple posters will not be considered for the award.
  2. Complete online travelship application form (available at the AAPS Web site), including the abstract/presentation with title, authors, and text; together with a supporting letter and a detailed explanation by the advisor on the impact of the presented work to the field of dermatopharmaceutics.
  3. DFG steering committee will perform the selection by the following:
    • Prescreen travelship applications together with applicant’s accepted abstract by the AAPS screening committees and create a short list.
    • Invite applicants on the short list to submit a draft or the full poster presentation in electronic file format (if available at the time short list candidates are notified).
    • Make final selections (including the full poster presentations if available) from applicants on the short list.
  4. Only one abstract/presentation submission per applicant will be considered for this award.
  5. Multiple abstracts from one university/school may be submitted, but only one award will be given to an individual institution each year.
  6. No more than one award will be given to a single research group and/or advisor in the same year.

Those meeting these criteria that wish to participate must complete an online application form.

Submission Deadline: July 18, 2015 

Applicants whose submitted papers are not accepted by the AAPS screening committees will be removed from the applicants’ pool before the award selections are made.

*Note: The reimbursement will be issued to the winning individuals following the AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition upon receipt of documented meeting expenses (e.g., copy of airline ticket, hotel receipt, meal estimates, etc.).

Letters of support and additional attachments should be forwarded to awards@aaps.org.  

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Eli Lilly & Company Travelships

Travelship Notifications will be mailed by August 7, 2015.  Please contact portlockm@aaps.org for additional information. 

Apply Here» (Submission site opens 1/12/15/2015) 

(Application Deadline: July 18, 2015) 

Eli Lilly and Company is pleased to offer travelships for eligible individuals presenting papers at the 2015 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition, October 25 - 29, in Orlando, FL. Three travelships are available at $1,700 each for graduate students enrolled at a university in China or for postdoctoral candidates traveling from China. Recipients will be selected from all the applicants meeting the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Must be currently enrolled as a full-time student at a university in China.
    OR
    Must be a current postdoctoral candidatein China.
  2. Have a paper accepted by one of the three AAPS sections: APQ, FDD, or PPB.

Individuals meeting the criteria for the travelship application must complete an online application form.

Submission Deadline: July 18, 2015 

Applicants whose submitted papers are not accepted by the Paper Screening Committee will be removed from the eligible pool before the award selections are made. Applicants are only allowed to accept one travelship to the annual meeting.

Note: The reimbursement will be issued to the selected individuals following the AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition upon receipt of documented meeting expenses (e.g., copy of airline ticket, hotel and meal receipts, etc.).

 

Amgen Travelships

Travelship Notifications will be mailed by August 7, 2015. Please contact portlockm@aaps.org for additional information. 

Apply Here» (Submission site opens 1/12/15/2015) 

(Application Deadline: July 18, 2015) 

Amgen is pleased to offer travelships for eligible individuals presenting papers at the 2015 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition, October 25 - 29, in Orlando, FL. Travelships are available at $1,750 each for graduate students. Recipients will be selected from all the applicants meeting the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Must reside in Asia, South America, or Africa
  2. Have a paper accepted by one of the nine AAPS Sections

Individuals meeting the criteria for the travelship application must complete an online application form.

Submission Deadline: July 18, 2015 

Applicants whose submitted papers are not accepted by the Paper Screening Committee will be removed from the eligible pool before the award selections are made. Applicants are only allowed to accept one travelship to the annual meeting.

Note: The reimbursement will be issued to the selected individuals following the AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition upon receipt of documented meeting expenses (e.g., copy of airline ticket, hotel and meal receipts, etc.).

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Annual Meeting and Exposition Graduate Student Awards

Graduate Student Award in Quality-by-Design and Product Performance

Sponsored by Merck, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca, and GlaxoSmithKline  
The AAPS Quality-by-Design (QbD) and Product Performance focus group will annually present an award to promote the group's goals to:

  • provide a scientific forum that creates and fosters multidisciplinary collaborations leading to enhanced product performance consistent with predefined objectives for greater patient benefit,
  • leverage, advance, and accelerate science- and risk-based approaches and technologies and develop strategies that link the critical quality attributes, product, process, and patient throughout the product life cycle. (Submission Deadline: June 10, 2015)
Ocular Drug Delivery & Disposition Focus Group Graduate Student Award

Sponsored by Bausch & Lomb
This award is intended to recognize graduate students presenting outstanding work making significant contributions in the ocular drug deliveryand disposition field.  (Submission Deadline: June 10, 2015)

Lipid-based Drug Delivery Graduate Student Award

Sponsored by Gattefossé  
This award is intended to acknowledge excellence in research conducted at graduate level pertaining to the application of lipid excipients in development of novel and effective drug delivery systems for oral and topical routes of administration. (Submission Deadline: June 10, 2015)

Graduate Student Research Award in Analysis and Pharmaceutical Quality

Sponsorship opportunity available! (Contact Me'Gesha Portlock) 
This program recognizes excellence in graduate education in the fields of pharmaceutics, bioanalytical chemistry, and pharmaceutical analysis. (Submission Deadline: June 10, 2015)

Graduate Student Research Award in Biotechnology

Sponsored by Janssen Research and Development, LLC 
The program is designed to recognize excellence in graduate education in the fields of biotechnology. (Submission Deadline: June 10, 2015)

Graduate Student Research Award in Drug Discovery and Development Interface

Sponsorship opportunity available! (Contact Me'Gesha Portlock) 
The program is designed to recognize excellence in graduate education in the fields of drug discovery and development interface. (Submission Deadline: June 10, 2015)

Graduate Student Research Award in Manufacturing Science and Engineering

Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb
This program is designed to recognize excellence in graduate education in the fields of manufacturing science and engineering. (Submission Deadline: June 10, 2015)

Graduate Student Research in Formulation Design and Development

Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb
This program is designed to recognize excellence in graduate education in the fields of formulation design and development. (Submission Deadline: June 10, 2015)

Graduate Student Research in Physical Pharmacy and Biopharmaceutics

Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb
This program is designed to recognize the excellence in graduate education in the fields of physical pharmacy and biopharmaceutics. (Submission Deadline: June 10, 2015)

Graduate Student Research in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Drug Metabolism, and Clinical Pharmacology and Translational Research

Sponsored by Eli Lilly & Company
This program recognizes excellence in graduate education in these fields as well as drug metabolism, pharmacology, toxicology, and other related disciplines. (Submission Deadline: June 10, 2015) 

 

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Fellows

AAPS Fellows are awarded each year at the AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition.

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