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Neuropharmacology Early Career Independent Investigator Award

Award Description | Presentation | Application Criteria and Process | Nomination Submission | Application Deadline 

Award Description

The Early Career Independent Investigator Award recognizes and honors a young investigator who is working in any area of Neuropharmacology. The award is open to early career stage investigators from all types of organizations, including academia, industry, private or government institutes who is a primary member of ASPET's Division for Neuropharmacology.

An early career stage investigator is defined as someone who at the time of nomination is under 40 years of age or, if over 40 has been in an independent position for no more than 5 years. An independent position is considered to be one that is responsible for securing and administering their own budgets for research (traditionally a faculty position, or a team leader in a non-university setting).

Presentation

The award is presented annually during the ASPET Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology. The award consists of:

  • A commemorative plaque.
  • Complimentary registration and travel expenses (up to $1000) for the winner to attend the ASPET Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology.
  • Membership on that year's Division for Neuropharmacology program committee, with the expectation that they will put together an Early Career Award Symposium, on a theme of their choosing.
  • Membership on the Division for Neuropharmacology Executive Committee for two years.

Award Criteria and Process

  • The award is open to early career stage investigators from all types of organizations, including academia, industry, private or government institutes.
  • An early career stage investigator is defined as someone who at the time of nomination is under 40 years of age or, if over 40 has been in an independent position for no more than 5 years.
  • An independent position is considered to be one that is responsible for securing and administering their own budgets for research (traditionally a faculty position, or a team leader in a non-university setting).
  • The candidate must be a member of ASPET.
  • The selected awardee must designate the Division for Neuropharmacology as their primary ASPET division.
  • Candidates can be self-nominated or nominated by other ASPET members.

Nomination Submission

Nominations shall be submitted using the ASPET Submission Portal (log in using the Member Login box on the left) and shall consist of:

  1. Applicant's curriculum vitae and bibliography in PDF.
  2. Brief biographical summary of the candidate and his/her work (up to 200 words max).
  3. Two letters of support in separate PDFs indicating the applicant's promise for success in the field of Neuropharmacology.
  4. A letter from their departmental supervisor/chair indicating the "financial independence" of the investigator to be attached to the application in PDF.

Nomination Deadline

Nominations for this award are due by Friday, September 15, 2017.

Award Recipients

2015 Daniel J. Lodge
2016 Ryan M. Drenan
2017 Carrie R. Ferrario

Last updated: June 20, 2017

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Division Goals

 

  • To support our junior investigators via travel awards to Experimental Biology for undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows, early career investigators awards, and mentoring programs