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2013 National Biotechnology Conference Graduate Student Awards

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Biotechnology Graduate Student Symposium Awards

Sponsored by Eli Lilly & Co
(Deadline: Closed) 

This award is designed to recognize excellence in graduate education in the fields of pharmaceutical biotechnology. Students will be selected to participate in the symposium by the AAPS Selection Committee on the basis of abstracts submitted to the committee. On the basis of submitted abstracts and summaries, students will be selected to present their research during the Graduate Symposium at the 2013 AAPS National Biotechnology Conference. 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 a cash award of $250 and a complimentary registration to the 2013 National Biotechnology Conference. In addition, travel expenses will be reimbursed (maximum $1,000 domestic/$1,500 international) following the meeting.

2013 Annual Meeting and Exposition Graduate Student Awards

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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). »

(Deadline: May 8, 2013)
Sponsored by 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 $1000.

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

Application coming soon. »
Sponsored by AAPS  

The AAPS Student Chapter of the Year awards recognize student chapters that have provided exceptional service and outreach to their members and the organization. All student chapter award recipients will receive an award certificate. The top student chapter award 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 (TBA)  

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  

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, 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, 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 a 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, 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, 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 a 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 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

Apply for the AAPS Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award in Pharmaceutical Technologies here (DOC). »

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

This award stimulates and encourages graduate students to prepare their research for publication in AAPS PharmSciTech. It also encourages graduate students to present their research at the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition. Graduate students submitting their dissertation research who will have defended their research and completed requirements for the doctorate degree at their respective university within the year of the award are eligible to participate. There are no citizenship requirements for this award. Graduate students selected for this award will be asked to present their abstract in both poster and podium formats. Each student selected will receive a complimentary registration to the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition, a commemorative plaque, and a cash award of $500. In addition, travel expenses will be reimbursed (up to $1,000 domestic/$1,500 international) following the meeting.

AAPS Ocular Drug Delivery & Disposition Focus Group Graduate Student Award

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 an annual award to recognize a graduate student presenting above average work making significant contribution in the ocular drug delivery and disposition field. The 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). In addition to the monetary award, the recipient will be honored with an invitation to join the 2014 ODDDFG Steering Committee as a student representative.

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 an IPEC Foundation award, please visit http://www.ipecfoundation.org.

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