What is the deadline for submitting student chapter renewal documents?
All student chapter renewal documents (including new leadership information) must be submitted yearly by October 15 to receive your annual stipend for the corresponding academic year. This deadline is consistent with guidelines for all AAPS sections and groups.
Chapter renewal documents are available here.
Please send electronic copies of all documents by e-mail to Stacey May.
What are some potential uses for the annual AAPS student chapter stipend?
AAPS student chapter stipends can be used for any chapter-related activities. Some examples include:
- journal clubs
- scientific seminars
- speaking engagements
- scientific programs
- social events, and
- recruitment activities.
We encourage chapters to seek additional funding from their departments and/or graduate programs, many of which will match AAPS funds.
How can I identify a speaker?
If your chapter or school is interested in identifying a scientific speaker, please email the Visiting Scientist Program at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- What type of speaker are you interested in (academia, industry, government)?
- Do you have any student chapter funds for travel/accommodations?
- What subject/topic would you like the speaker to talk about?
- Would you be interested in a short-course format as opposed to a traditional seminar?
- Is there a particular company in your area that you would like the speaker to come from?
- What dates or timeframe are you hoping to have a speaker?
- What time commitment to you expect from a speaker?
Who are my contacts at AAPS?
AAPS leadership and staff are here to serve you. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Janet Walkow, Ph.D.
AAPS Executive Council liaison to students/student chapters and the Student/Postdoc Outreach and Development Committee
Greg Knipp, Ph.D.
Chair, Student/Postdoc Outreach and Development Committee
AAPS Director of Public Outreach
How can I get involved with AAPS?
There are many avenues to become involved with AAPS. One way is to serve as student representative to the Student/Postdoc Outreach and Development (formerly Education) Committee (SPOD). Past members include Chris Landowski at the University of Michigan.
If you would like to participate, please email Stacey May.
Students are also encouraged to speak with section, focus group, and discussion group leadership to learn more about how they may become involved.
On the local level, AAPS also encourages student chapters to get involved with their regional discussion groups to cofinance speakers and coordinate joint events. In addition, these groups often provide opportunities for student chapters to identify potential speakers and participate in local AAPS events. Read about the discussion groups.
How can I receive Student-Initiated Program funding from SPOD?
The Student/Postdoc Outreach and Development (formerly Education) Committee (SPOD) is dedicated to assisting students by providing funds for student-initiated programming.
Through this funding, SPOD hopes to:
- Foster interaction among students from different schools within a broad geographic area.
- Foster professional/scientific interactions between students and academia/industry.
- Increase student involvement in professional and AAPS activities.
SPOD traditionally provides funding to support large, multiple-day, multi-university student-initiated programming.
If you are interested in receiving SPOD funding, please fill out the request form.
Recently funded proposals are posted on the AAPS Student Center.
Feel free to email Stacey May if you have any questions.
What is the deadline for submitting proposals to receive Student-Initiated Program funding?
SPOD reviews proposals for Student-Initiated Program funding twice a year: on January 15 and July 15. Please submit all proposals by e-mail to Stacey May prior to these deadlines.
Can our student chapter partake in fundraising activities on behalf of AAPS?
Your student chapter stipend is meant to support student chapter activities. However, if additional funds are needed, we encourage student chapters to approach their departments and/or academic deans for possible funding contributions.
Please do not solicit funds on behalf of your AAPS student chapter without prior approval.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding fundraising, please email Stacey May.
Are there any restrictions on the use of the AAPS logo?
All AAPS names, logos (including section logos), copyrights, trademarks, books, records, publications, mailing lists, membership lists, and related material are the sole property of AAPS, and all use of such intellectual property shall be subject to approval by AAPS and to guidelines established by AAPS. If you have any questions regarding use of the AAPS logo, please contact Stacey May.
Does AAPS have any materials to help with our recruiting efforts?
AAPS has various informational materials available to assist you with your recruitment efforts. These include posters, flyers, and brochures that highlight AAPS membership benefits and promote careers in the pharmaceutical sciences. We also have a limited number of student chapter member t-shirts available for these purposes. If you are interested in receiving AAPS recruitment materials, please e-mail Kevin Folk or call him at +1.703.248.4721.
Can undergraduates and students outside schools of pharmacy be chapter members?
AAPS chapters are comprised of students with a wide array of academic degrees and disciplines. Undergraduates and students outside schools of pharmacy are welcome to join AAPS student chapters and are also eligible for AAPS student membership.
As a reminder, each student chapter is required to have at least 10 active AAPS members and all of the chapter leadership must be AAPS members. However, student chapters can have an unlimited number of non-AAPS members. View current list of AAPS student chapters.
How can our chapter be highlighted in the "Graduate Focus" section of the AAPS Newsmagazine?
Each month, AAPS highlights one of its student chapters in the Graduate Focus section of the AAPS Newsmagazine. If your chapter is interested in being highlighted, please contact Megan McNear.
What is the anticipated roles of a faculty advisor?
The faculty advisor’s role is to guide student chapter leadership and serve as a liaison to the chapter’s department. Faculty advisors typically assist in identifying potential speakers, requesting departmental funds, overseeing meetings and events, etc. Each student chapter must have a faculty advisor who is an active member of AAPS.