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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 2013 Annual Meeting and Exposition, November 1014, in San Antonio. 

To learn more about 2013 Annual Meeting and Exposition graduate student awards, see the Graduate Student Awards page.

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

AAPS Distinguished Pharmaceutical Scientist Award

Apply for the AAPS Distinguished Scientist Award here (DOC). »

(Deadline: May 13, 2013)
Sponsored by AstraZeneca 

AAPS is seeking nominations for the Distinguished Pharmaceutical Scientist Award  to be presented at the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition, November 10–14, in San Antonio. The award is intended to recognize the accomplishments of an individual who has been outstanding because of the impact of his/her work in the pharmaceutical sciences, regulatory and/or technology. The work must have significantly moved the frontier of the field. It must be demonstrated by a continued effort that involves the testing and establishment of basic concepts. These concepts must have important scientific significance and have stimulated research investigations by others.

AAPS David J.W. Grant Research Award in Physical Pharmacy 

Apply for the David J.W. Grant Research Award in Physical Pharmacy here (DOC). »

(Deadline: May 13, 2013)
Sponsored by (TBD) 

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. Candidates in all areas of physical pharmacy will be considered.

Award recipient will receive a $2,000 honorarium, a framed certificate which will be presented at the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition, and travel expenses (maximum $1,000 domestic/$1,500 international), which will be reimbursed following the meeting. The recipient will also receive a complimentary meeting registration. 

AAPS Research Achievement Awards in Manufacturing Science and Engineering (MSE Section)  

Apply for AAPS Research Achievement Awards in Manufacturing Science and Engineering (MSE section) here (DOC). »

(Deadline: May 13, 2013)
Sponsored by Pfizer

The AAPS Research Achievement Awards are intended to recognize outstanding scientists who have conducted fundamental research that has had significant impact in the fields of manufacturing science and engineering (MSE). Award recipients will receive a $2,000 honorarium, a framed certificate, which will be presented at the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition, and travel expenses (maximum $1,000 domestic/$1,500 international to be reimbursed following the meeting). The recipients will also receive complimentary meeting registration.  

AAPS Research Achievement Awards in Clinical Pharmacology and Translational Research (CPTR Section)  

Apply for AAPS Research Achievement Awards in Clinical Pharmacology and Translational Research (CPTR section) here (DOC). »

(Deadline: May 13, 2013)
Sponsored by (TBA) 

The AAPS Research Achievement Awards are intended to recognize outstanding scientists who have conducted fundamental research that has had significant impact in the fields of clinical pharmcology and translational research (CPTR). Award recipients will receive a $2,000 honorarium, a framed certificate which will be presented at the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition, and travel expenses (maximum $1,000 domestic/$1,500 international to be reimbursed following the meeting). The recipients will also receive complimentary meeting registration.

AAPS New Investigator Grant in Pharmaceutics and Pharmceutical Technologies 

Apply for the AAPS News Investigator Grant in Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technologies here (DOC). »

(Deadline: May 13, 2013)
Sponsored by Sanofi 

The Manufacturing Science & Engineering, Formulation Design & Development and Physical Pharmacy & Biopharmaceutics sections of AAPS annually sponsor a grant to support new academic researchers during the early stages of their careers. The award is a one-time grant of $25,000 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. Nominees must demonstrate a commitment to conduct research in basic pharmaceutics, dosage form design, or the pharmaceutical technologies, and have the potential for outstanding achievement in teaching and research in these areas, as well as the potential to be future leaders in pharmaceutical education and research. Nominees must have less than four years of academic experience and less than seven years of total postdoctoral experience. 

AAPS New Investigator Grant in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism 

Apply for the AAPS New Investigator Grant in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism here (DOC). »

(Deadline: May 13, 2013)
Sponsored by Biogen
 
 The Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Drug Metabolism section of AAPS biennially sponsors a grant to support an academic scientist during the early stages of his/her career. The award is a one-time grant of $10,000 to support the research efforts of this outstanding individual who is engaged in carrying out research in pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and drug metabolism.

The award recipient will receive a certificate, which will be presented to the recipient at the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition, and reimbursed travel expenses (maximum $1,000 domestic/$1,500 international) to be paid following the meeting.

AAPS Lipid Based Drug Delivery Outstanding Research Award 

Apply for the AAPS Lipid Based Drug Delivery Outstanding Research Award here (DOC). »

(Deadline: May 8, 2013)
Sponsored by Gattefossé

The AAPS Formulation Design and Development section and the AAPS Lipid-based Drug Delivery Systems focus group, through the generosity of Gattefossé, is sponsoring an annual award to acknowledge truly outstanding research pertaining to the application of lipid excipients in development of novel and effective drug delivery systems. The 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. The candidate selected will present his/her research at the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition . The selectee will receive a cash award of $10,000 and a commemorative plaque, along with complimentary AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition registration and reimbursement of travel expenses ($1000 domestic/$1500 international) after the meeting.

AAPS Innovation in Nanotechnology Award 

Apply for the AAPS Innovation in Nanotechnology Award here (DOC). »

(Deadline: May 8, 2013)
Sponsored by Aptalis 

AAPS is pleased to announce the establishment of an annual Innovation in Nanotechnology Award offered at the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition. 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. The final individual selected will present his/her research in a poster session as well as in a podium presentation (20–25 min talk) during the AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition. Selection will be made on the basis of the above criteria. The winner selected will receive a cash award of $2,000 a plaque and complimentary registration to the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition. In addition, travel expenses will be reimbursed (maximum $1,000 domestic/$1,500 international) following the meeting.  

AAPS Postdoctoral Fellow 

Apply for the AAPS Postdoctoral Fellow here (DOC). »

(Deadline: May 8, 2013)
Sponsored by (TBD) 

The AAPS Postdoctoral Fellow Award is given annually to one individual who has demonstrated excellence in his or her research work during a postdoctoral training period and shows exceptional promise in future contributions to pharmaceutical sciences. The award is based on the scientific merits of an abstract submission to the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition and recommendations of mentoring scientists. The award is open to both AAPS members and nonmembers. The goal of this award is to encourage young investigators to broaden their training through postdoctoral research experience, to recognize the role and contribution of postdoctoral Fellows in pharmaceutical research and development, and to cultivate the participation of postdoctoral fellows in AAPS activities. The award recipient will receive a framed certificate, $1,000 to be used for travel expenses, and complimentary 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition registration.

The AAPS Journal Manuscript Award

Apply for The AAPS Journal Manuscript Award here (DOC). »

(Deadline: May 13, 2013)
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.

The scientific merit and impact of the published work should be the principles used in selecting the paper. Additional criteria that measure impact include number of citations of the paper and number of visits to the Web site containing the paper.  Awarded every odd year, all papers published in The AAPS Journal during the preceding two years will be reviewed. The recipient of the award need not be a member of AAPS.

AAPS Pharmaceutical Research Meritorious Manuscript Award 

Apply for the AAPS Pharmaceutical Research Meritorious Manuscript Award here (DOC). »

(Deadline: May 13, 2013)
Sponsored by Pfizer 
 
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. The scientific impact of the published work should be the principle used in nominating the paper. This could be based on new concepts or new experimental procedures. The paper must have been published at least two years prior to the meeting at which the presentation is made. Award recipients will receive a $2,000 honorarium (divided equally among the authors), a framed certificate that will be presented at the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition, and travel expenses for the primary author (up to $1,000 domestic/$1,500 international).

AAPS Outstanding Manuscript Award in Analysis and Pharmaceutical Quality

Apply for the AAPS Outstanding Manuscript Awards in Analysis and Pharmaceutical Quality here (DOC). »

(Extended Deadline: June 30, 2013)
Sponsored by (TBD) 

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.

The scientific impact of the published work should be the principle used in nominating the paper. This could be based on new concepts or new experimental procedures. The recipient of the award need not be a member of AAPS.

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

Apply for the AAPS Graduate Student Award in Quality-by-Design and Product Performance here (DOC). »

(Extended Deadline: June 8, 2013)
Sponsored by the AAPS QbD Product Performance focus group  

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.

After consultation with the group’s membership at the 2011 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition, it was decided this would be best achieved by promoting these types of activities in graduate students, since they would then take this type of thinking into future careers and  may also stimulate fundamental academic research in this area. Selection will be made on the basis of the student judged by the committee to have provided the most outstanding contributions in the above field through their graduate research. There are no citizenship requirements for this award. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply. Students must be in their final year of graduate studies leading to the doctorate degree (or will be awarded their doctorate in 2013). The student selected will receive a commemorative plaque and a cash award of $1,000.

AAPS Lipid-based Drug Delivery Graduate Student Award

Apply for the AAPS Lipid-based Drug Delivery Graduate Student Award here (DOC). »

(Deadline: May 8, 2013)
Sponsored by Gattefossé  

The AAPS Formulation Design and Development section and the AAPS Lipid-based Drug Delivery Systems focus group, through the generosity of Gattefossé, is sponsoring an annual award 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. The award focuses on recent significant contributions brought about by research that elucidates the role of lipids in drug delivery and thus the effective application of lipid excipients in the development of oral and topical dosage forms. The candidate selected will present his/her research at the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition. The selectee will receive a cash award of $1000 and a commemorative plaque. In addition, the awardee will receive a sticker from AAPS indicating his/her work as “award winner” for posting on his/her poster board. The recipient will also be awarded complimentary AAPS Annual Meeting registration and reimbursement of travel expenses ($1000 domestic/$1500 international) after the meeting. 

AAPS Outstanding Student Chapter of the Year Award

Apply for the 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 to its members and the organization. All student chapter award recipients will receive an award certificate. The top student chapter sward recipient will receive $500; the second place student chapter award recipient will receive $300; and the third place student chapter award recipient will receive $200. All monies are to be used at the chapter’s discretion for a group activity. The winners will be announced at the AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition student chapter chairs meeting.  

AAPS Graduate Student Symposium Award in Analysis and Pharmaceutical Quality

Apply for the AAPS Graduate Student Symposium Award in Analysis and Pharmaceutical Quality here (DOC). »

(Deadline: May 8, 2013)
Sponsored by U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention and Wolfe Laboratories 

This program recognizes excellence in graduate education in the fields of pharmaceutics, bioanalytical chemistry, and pharmaceutical analysis. The APQ section is pleased to support the continuation of excellence in education in the pharmaceutical sciences. There are no citizenship requirements for this award, and all interested candidates are encouraged to apply. Your research may be submitted to only one AAPS graduate symposium committee for consideration or your submission will be disqualified from all symposia. Students must be in their final year of graduate studies leading to the doctorate degree (or will be awarded their doctorate in 2013). On the basis of submitted abstracts and summaries, four students will be selected to present their research at the Graduate Student Symposium at the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition. Each student selected will receive a cash award of $250, a commemorative plaque, and complimentary registration to the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition. Travel expenses will be reimbursed (up to $1,000 domestic/$1,500 international) after the meeting. 

AAPS Graduate Student Symposium Award in Biotechnology

Apply for the AAPS Graduate Student Symposium Award in Biotechnology here (DOC). »

(Deadline: May 8, 2013)
Sponsored by Pfizer

The program is designed to recognize excellence in graduate education in the fields of biotechnology. There are no citizenship requirements for this award, and all interested candidates are encouraged to apply. Your research can be submitted to only one AAPS graduate poster/podium or symposium committee for consideration; otherwise, your submission will be disqualified from all symposia. Students in their third and/or final year of graduate studies leading to the doctorate degree will be selected on the basis of abstracts submitted to the committee. Selection will be made on the basis of those students judged by the committee to have provided the most outstanding contributions in the above fields through their graduate research. Each student selected will receive complimentary registration to the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition, a cash award of $250, and a commemorative plaque. In addition, travel expenses will be reimbursed (up to $1000 domestic/$1,500 international) following the meeting.

AAPS Graduate Student Symposium Award in Drug Discovery and Development Interface

Apply for the AAPS Graduate Student Symposium Award in Drug Discovery and Development Interface here (DOC). »

(Deadline: May 8, 2013)
Sponsored by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Celgene, Alkermes, and Bristol-Myers Squibb  

The program is designed to recognize excellence in graduate education in the fields of drug discovery and development interface. There are no citizenship requirements for this award, and all interested candidates are encouraged to apply. Your research can be submitted to only one AAPS graduate poster/podium or symposium committee for consideration; otherwise, your submission will be disqualified from all symposia. Students in their third and/or final year of graduate studies leading to the doctorate degree will be selected on the basis of abstracts submitted to the committee. Selection will be made on the basis of those students judged by the committee to have provided the most outstanding contributions in the above fields through their graduate research. Each student selected will receive complimentary registration to the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition, a cash award of $250, and a commemorative plaque. In addition, travel expenses will be reimbursed (up to $1000 domestic/$1,500 international) following the meeting.

AAPS Graduate Student Symposium Award in Manufacturing Science and Engineering

Apply for the AAPS Graduate Student Symposium Award in Manufacturing Science and Engineering here (DOC). »

(Deadline: May 8 , 2013)
Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb 

This program is designed to recognize excellence in graduate education in the fields of manufacturing science and engineering. There are no citizenship requirements for this award. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply. Your research may be submitted to only one AAPS graduate symposium committee for consideration or your submission will be disqualified from all symposia. Students must be in their final year of graduate studies leading to the doctorate degree (or will be awarded their doctorate in 2013). On the basis of submitted abstracts and summaries, two students will be selected to present their research in the Graduate Symposium at the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition. Selection will be made on the basis of those students judged by the committee to have provided the most outstanding contributions in the above fields through their graduate research. Each student selected will receive complimentary registration to the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition, a cash award of $250, and a commemorative plaque. In addition, travel expenses will be reimbursed (up to $1,000 domestic/$1,500 international) following the meeting. 

AAPS Graduate Student Symposium in Formulation Design and Development

Apply for the AAPS Graduate Student Symposium in Formulation Design and Development here (DOC). »

(Deadline: May 8, 2013)
Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb 

This program is designed to recognize excellence in graduate education in the fields of formulation design and development. There are no citizenship requirements for this award. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply. Your research may be submitted to only one AAPS graduate symposium committee for consideration or your submission will be disqualified from all symposia. Students must be in their final year of graduate studies leading to the doctorate degree (or will be awarded their doctorate in 2013). On the basis of submitted abstracts and summaries, two students will be selected to present their research in the Graduate Symposium at the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition. Selection will be made on the basis of those students judged by the committee to have provided the most outstanding contributions in the above fields through their graduate research. Each student selected will receive complimentary registration to the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition, a cash award of $250, and a commemorative plaque. In addition, travel expenses will be reimbursed (up to $1,000 domestic/$1,500 international) following the meeting. 

AAPS Graduate Student Symposium in Physical Pharmacy and Biopharmaceutics

Apply for the AAPS Graduate Student Symposium in Physical Pharmacy and Biopharmaceutics here (DOC). »

(Deadline: May 8, 2013)
Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb 

This program is designed to recognize the excellence in graduate education in the fields of physical pharmacy and biopharmaceutics. There are no citizenship requirements for this award. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply. Your research may be submitted to only one AAPS graduate symposium committee for consideration or your submission will be disqualified from all symposia. Students must be in their final year of graduate studies leading to the doctorate degree (or will be awarded their doctorate in 2013). On the basis of submitted abstracts and summaries, two students will be selected to present their research in the Graduate Symposium at the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition. Selection will be made on the basis of those students judged by the committee to have provided the most outstanding contributions in the above fields through their graduate research. Each student selected will receive complimentary registration to the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition, a cash award of $250, and a commemorative plaque. In addition, travel expenses will be reimbursed (up to $1,000 domestic/$1,500 international) following the meeting.  

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

Apply for the AAPS Graduate Student Symposium in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Drug Metabolism, and Clinical Pharmacology and Translational Research here (DOC). »

(Deadline: May 8, 2013)
Sponsored by Eli Lilly & Co.

This program recognizes excellence in graduate education in these fields as well as drug metabolism, pharmacology, toxicology, and other related disciplines. The AAPS Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Drug and Metabolism section and Clincial Pharmacology and Translational Research section sections are pleased to support the continuation of excellence in education. There are no citizenship requirements for this award. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply. Your research may be submitted to only one AAPS graduate symposium committee for consideration or your submission will be disqualified from all symposia. Students must be in their final year of graduate studies leading to the doctorate degree (or will be awarded their doctorate in 2013). Only one application should be submitted from one major (thesis) advisor; and, at a maximum, no more than two recipients will be selected from the same institution in a given year. Each student selected will receive a commemorative plaque and a cash award of $250, both of which will be presented at the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition, and complimentary 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition registration. In addition, travel expenses will be reimbursed (up to $1,000 domestic/$1,500 international) following the meeting. 

AAPS Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award in Pharmaceutical Technologies

(*Award scope being reevaluated and will not be offered this year.*) 

 

AAPS Ocular Drug Delivery & Disposition Focus Group Graduate Student Awards

Important Message: Additional Awards Added 

Apply for the AAPS Ocular Drug Delivery & Disposition Focus Group Graduate Student award here (DOC). »

(Deadline: May 13, 2013)
Sponsored by Bausch & Lomb

The Ocular Drug Delivery & Disposition focus group (ODDDFG), through the generosity of Bausch & Lomb, are sponsoring annual awards to recognize graduate students presenting outstanding work making significant contributions in the ocular drug delivery and disposition field. The first place recipient will receive a complimentary registration to attend the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition plus travel reimbursement (up to $1,000 for domestic travel and up to $1,500 for international travel). Two additional awards will provide complimentary registrations to attend the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition. 

IPEC Foundation Awards

Apply for an IPEC Foundation award here. »

(Deadline: coming soon)  

The IPEC Foundation will be offering the following awards that will be awarded during the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition: (1) Marshall Steinberg Memorial Award, (2) the Ralph Shangraw Memorial Award, (3) the Industrial Research Achievement Award, and (4) Excipient Graduate Student (scholarships to be awarded in any one year).   

Application and Eligibility Requirements

Individuals who wish to apply for the awards discussed above should submit a completed nomination form, obtained at the Foundation website: www.ipecfoundation.org. (Do not send the completed nomination form to this Web site.) Applicants should submit a summary of their accomplishments and research efforts. Applicants should also submit their current curriculum vitae as part of their application.

The application form and supporting documents should preferably be submitted as a single PDF file to ipecfoundation@aol.com by August 31st of the year of application. A single Microsoft Word file (DOC, DOCX) will be accepted if PDF capability is not available. The award name must be shown in the subject line of the email. Faxed or mailed nominations will also be accepted if sent to:

IPEC Foundation
1655 N. Fort Myer Drive, Suite #700
Arlington, VA 22209
Fax: +1.703.525.5157

To learn more on how to apply for each award, please visit http://www.ipecfoundation.org/.  
 

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