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Awards, Travelships, and Graduate Student Awards

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National Biotechnology Conference 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 National Biotechnology Conference, May 19–21, San Diego. 

Innovation in Biotechnology Awards

(Deadline: Closed)
Sponsored by

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This award is intended to recognize and promote the achievements of individuals who demonstrate innovation in the area of biotechnology. The award is open to individuals who submit an abstract to the 2014 AAPS National Biotechnology Conference. Applicants do not need to be an AAPS member. Each winner selected will receive a cash award of $500, a plaque, and a complimentary registration to the 2014 National Biotechnology Conference. In addition, travel expenses will be reimbursed (maximum $1,000 domestic/$1,500 international) following the meeting. 

Excellence in Ligand Binding Assays

(Deadline: Closed)
Sponsored by
 Eurofins 2
This award is designed to recognize excellence in ligand binding assays within the pharmaceutical sciences. The award will promote the science and technology of ligand binding assays. Selection will be made based on the submitted abstracts and summaries of those individuals judged by the committee to have provided the most outstanding contributions in ligand binding assays within the pharmaceutical sciences. Any abstract that is submitted to the BIOTEC section for the National Biotechnology Conference that employs ligand binding assay technology will be given consideration for the award. The primary presenting author will be awarded $1,000, a plaque, and complimentary registration to the 2014 National Biotechnology Conference. 

 Biotechnology Graduate Student Research Awards 

(Deadline: Closed)
Sponsored by
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This award is designed to recognize excellence in graduate education in the field 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. Selection will be made on the basis of those students judged by the committee to have provided the most outstanding contributions in the above field through their graduate research. Each student selected will receive a cash award of $250 and a complimentary registration to the 2014 National Biotechnology Conference. In addition, travel expenses will be reimbursed (maximum $1,000 domestic/$1,500 international) following the meeting. 

 Distinction in Biomarker Research Award (New!!!)

(Extended Deadline: March 14, 2014)
Sponsored by
 Biogen Idec 1 



Biogen Idec and AAPS present this biennial award to an individual scientist who has distinguished himself/herself in the area of biomarker science and technology. The award is a one-time presentation of $10,000 to recognize the outstanding research efforts of the individual.


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National Biotechnology Conference Travelships

Section Travelships

Submit an application 

(Deadline: March 7, 2014) 

(Notifications for all applicants will be sent on April 1, 2014.) 

The following sections are please to offer travelships for eligible individuals presenting papers at the 2014 AAPS National Biotechnology Conference to be held in San Diego, May 19–21, 2014.

APQ section  
5 travelships at $500
(Graduate /Undergraduate Students, Postdocs, and Junior Faculty eligible)

BIOTEC section 
5 travelships at $500
(Graduate/Undergraduate Students, Postdocs eligible)

DDDI section
1 travelship at $500
(Graduate/Undergraduate Students and Postdocs eligible)

FDD section
4 travelships at $750
(Graduate/Undergraduate Students and Postdocs eligible)

MSE section
2 travelships at $500
(Graduate/Undergraduate Students and Postdocs eligible)

PPB section
1 travelship at $500
(Graduate/Undergraduate Students and Postdocs eligible) 

PPDM section
1 travelship at $750
(Graduate/Undergraduate Students and Postdocs eligible)
(see additional eligibility requirements below)

RS section
1 travelship at $500
(Graduate/Undergraduate Students and Postdocs eligible)
(
see additional eligibility requirements below)
 

General Eligibility Requirements 

Recipients of 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. Must be a member of AAPS since January 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 Member Services 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 who meet the criteria and wish to participate must complete the online form.

Deadline for all submissions: March 7, 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 winning individuals after the National Biotechnology Conference and upon receipt of documented meeting expenses (e.g., copy of airline ticket, hotel receipt, meal estimates, etc.).

Submit an application 

 

AMGEN Sponsored Travelship

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Submit an application  

 (Deadline for all submissions: March 7, 2014)

Amgen is pleased to offer fifteen travelships for eligible individuals presenting papers at the 2014 AAPS National Biotechnology Conference to be held in San Diego, May 19–21, 2014.

Available: 15 Travelships at $500 for graduate/undergraduate students 

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

  1. The applicant must be currently enrolled as a full-time student.
  2. The applicant must have a paper accepted by one of the nine AAPS sections for presentation at the 2014 AAPS National Biotechnology Conference.
  3. The applicant must be a member of AAPS at least since January 2014.
  4. The applicant must have no other means of supplemental support to attend the meeting.
  5. The applicant must travel more than 250 miles (one way from his/her academic institution) to attend the meeting.

Individuals who meet the criteria for the travelship application must complete the following online application form (AMGEN travelship application form). Applications must be received by AAPS by March 7, 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 AAPS National Biotechnology Conference.

All poster presenters must be registered by April 4, 2014. Any travelship winner that is not registered by April 4th will have both the funds and the poster withdrawn. 

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

Submit an application  

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National Biotechnology Conference Graduate Student Awards

 Biotechnology Graduate Student Research Awards

(Deadline: February 12, 2014) 

Sponsored by Eli Lilly & Co 

This award is designed to recognize excellence in graduate education in the field 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. Selections will be made on the basis of those students judged by the committee who 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 2014 National Biotechnology Conference. In addition, travel expenses will be reimbursed (maximum $1,000 domestic/$1,500 international) following the meeting.

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Fellows

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

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