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Awards, Travelships, and Graduate Student Awards

Awards | Travelships | Graduate Student Awards | Fellows 

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 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition, November 2–6, in San Diego.

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

 
(NEW!) APQ Best Poster Award (DOC)
Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb 
The APQ section is pleased to offer a Best Poster Award for eligible individuals presenting a poster at the 2014 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition to be held on November 2–6, in San Diego. (Submission Deadline: Closed) 
 

Distinguished Service Award 
Sponsorship opportunity available! (Contact
Me'Gesha Portlock)
The AAPS Distinguished Service Award is intended to recognize distinguished service in advancing the pharmaceutical sciences and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. (Submission Deadline: Closed)    


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: Closed)    


Research Achievement Awards
Sponsored by ACG Worldwide, Allergan, and the AAPS PPB, MSE and PPDM Sections 
The AAPS Research Achievement Awards are intended to recognize outstanding scientists who have demonstrated significant impact in their respective fields. (Submission Deadline: Closed)  

The Achievement Awards in Biotechnology (BIOTEC); Clinical Pharmacology and Translational Research (CPTR); and Manufacturing Science and Engineering (MSE) will be presented in 2015. 
 

RS Achievement Award
Sponsored by Genentech 
The Regulatory Sciences Achievement Award is intended to recognize outstanding regulatory scientists/professionals who have contributed significantly to the field of regulatory sciences.
(Submission Deadline: Closed)  
 

Dale E. Wurster Research Award
Sponsored by AAPS 
The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals who have made significant research contributions to the pharmaceutical sciences in the specific field of pharmaceutics. (Submission Deadline: Closed)  


New Investigator Grant in Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technologies
Sponsorship opportunity available! (Contact Me'Gesha Portlock) 
This award is a one-time grant of $10,000 to be used to support the research effort of an individual actively engaged in training graduate students and carrying out basic research in pharmaceutics, drug delivery, and/or the pharmaceutical technologies. (Submission Deadline: Closed)  


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: Closed)  


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. The award is based on the scientific merits of abstract submission to the 2014 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition, research accomplishments, and recommendations of mentoring scientists. (Submission Deadline: Closed) 
 

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: Closed) 


AAPS Outstanding Manuscript Award in Analysis and Pharmaceutical Quality
Sponsored by APQ Section of AAPS 
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: Closed)  
 

Outstanding Manuscript Award in Modeling and Simulation 
Sponsored by Projections Research, Inc.
The AAPS Outstanding Manuscript in Modeling and Simulation Award is intended to recognize outstanding achievement in modeling and simulation in clinical pharmacology and translational research as demonstrated by the author in the quality and originality of a manuscript published in any peer-reviewed journal.
(Submission Deadline: Closed)  


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: Closed)  


AAPS Journal Manuscript
Sponsored by Hoffman LaRoche
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: Closed)           

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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 September 5, 2014.Please contact portlockm@aaps.org  for additional information. 

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(Application Deadline: August 8, 2014) 

The following sections are pleased to offer travelships for eligible individuals presenting papers at the 2014 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition to be held in San Diego, November 2–6.

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 2014 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: August 8, 2014

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 September 5, 2014.Please contact portlockm@aaps.org for additional information. 

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(Application Deadline:August 8, 2014) 

The Neglected Global Diseases Initiative atthe University of British Columbiais pleased to offer two (2) travelships for eligible students presenting papers at the 2014 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition to be held in San Diego, November 2–6.

  • Two (2) travelships for graduate/undergraduate students presenting papers pertaining to Pharmaceuticals in Global Health.
  • The award consists of: $500 for all 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 2014 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 2014 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition to be held in San Diego (November 2–6) 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 San Antonio to receive the award.

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 Pharmaceuticals for Global Health focus group chair will perform the selection as follows:

  • Preselection 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 September 5, 2014.  Please contact portlockm@aaps.org for additional information. 

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(Application Deadline:August 8, 2014) 

The Modified Release focus group (MRFG) is pleased to offer three travelships in the amount of $750 to eligible individuals presenting a paper at the AAPS 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego,November 2–6. The MRFG travelships are sponsored by Bend Research, Boehringer Ingelheim and Patheon.

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 January of the year when the application is submitted, 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:August 8, 2014 

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 September 2, 2013. Please contact portlockm@aaps.org for additional information. 

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(Application Deadline:August 8, 2014) 

Gattefossé is pleased to offer travelships for eligible students presenting papers at the 2014 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition to be held on November 2–6, 2014 in San Diego. The offer consists of:

  • Twotravelships for graduate/undergraduate students presenting papers pertaining to lipid-based drug delivery.
  • The award consists of: $600 for students based in United Statesand $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 2014 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 2014 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition to be held in San Diego (November 2–6) 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 San Antonio (November 2–6).

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:

  • Preselection 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 September 5, 2014. Please contact portlockm@aaps.org for additional information.  

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(Application Deadline:August 8, 2014) 

Dermatopharmaceutics focus group (DFG) is pleased to offer one travelship up to $500 to an eligible individual presenting a paper at the AAPS 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition inSan Diego,November 2–6. The DFG Travelship is sponsored by Mylan.

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 of the year when the application is submitted, 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 award. (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:August 8, 2014 

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 Expositionupon 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 September 5, 2014.  Please contact portlockm@aaps.org for additional information. 

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(Application Deadline:August 8, 2014) 

Eli Lilly and Company is pleased to offer travelships for eligible individuals presenting papers at the 2014 AAPS Annual Meetingand Exposition,November 2–6, in San Diego.Three travelships are available at $1,700 each for graduate students enrolled at a university in China or for postdoctoral candidatestraveling 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:August 8, 2014 

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 September 5, 2014. Please contact portlockm@aaps.org for additional information. 

Apply Here»

(Application Deadline: August 8, 2014) 

Amgen is pleased to offer travelships for eligible individuals presenting papers at the 2014 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition, November 2–6, in San Diego. Nine (9) 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: August 8, 2014 

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: Closed)


Ocular Drug Delivery & Disposition Focus Group Graduate Student Awards
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: Closed)


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: Closed)
 

Graduate Student Research Award in Analysis and Pharmaceutical Quality 
Sponsored by U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) 
This program recognizes excellence in graduate education in the fields of pharmaceutics, bioanalytical chemistry, and pharmaceutical analysis. (Submission Deadline: Closed)
 

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: Closed)


Graduate Student Research Award in Drug Discovery and Development Interface
Sponsored by Sanofi 
The program is designed to recognize excellence in graduate education in the fields of drug discovery and development interface. (Submission Deadline: Closed)


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: Closed)


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: Closed)


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: Closed)


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: Closed)
 

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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Fellows

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

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