ASPET is dedicated to helping early-career scientists showcase their research, expand their scientific experience and make connections with pharmacology experts.
The ASPET 2024 Annual Meeting will provide many opportunities for early-career scientists, including undergraduates, post-baccalaureate students, graduate students and postdoctoral scientists.
The objective of the ASPET Travel Award Program is to encourage the career development of young scientists through their participation in the ASPET Annual Meeting. Attendance provides the opportunity for young scientists to learn about recent
advances in pharmacology, network with peers and international experts in the field of pharmacology, and to contribute their own work to the scientific dialogue.
The award consists of paid registration and up to 4 hotel nights at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. International travel awards for those residing in developing countries also include US$500 for airfare. You must be an ASPET 2024 member and the
presenting author on an abstract submitted by December 7.
Poster awards are offered for outstanding poster presentations by undergraduates, graduate and post-baccalaureate students, and postdoctoral scientists attending ASPET 2024. The goal of the Student-Postdoc Poster Competition is to showcase and
recognize the highest quality scientific work submitted by ASPET’s young scientist members.
Awards include cash prizes whose value varies by category. You must be an ASPET 2024 member and the presenting author on an abstract submitted by December 7.
Divisions will select finalists for their oral presentation awards from eligible abstracts submitted by young scientists to their applicable abstract topic categories by December 7. No separate application is necessary. To be considered, you must
be an ASPET 2024 member and the presenting author.
Session chairs will be reviewing abstracts submitted by December 7 and looking for relevant research that complements their session topics.
Applicable presenting authors will be invited to join the session as a speaker.
Any graduate/postdoctoral researcher working on a translational scientific project. A translational project can be based on data generated from in vitro, ex vivo tissue or in vivo experiments or incorporating AI/computational/in silico/data sciences.
This research identifies a therapeutic target or platform likely to, or with the potential to, translate to human physiology and prevent, reverse, or treat disease pathology.
Participate to be one of the 4 finalists and:
You can apply using this application link. Applications are due January 12, 2024.
Are you a trainee looking for mentoring and networking experiences during ASPET 2024? The ASPET Young Scientists Committee invites you to participate in the peer mentoring program “Partnering for Success” at ASPET 2024.
The goals of this mentoring program are to:
If you choose to participate in this program as either a mentor or a mentee, you’ll be matched up with another ASPET trainee member based on your scientific interests and goals for participating. We suggest that pairs meet for at least 30
minutes during the meeting at a time that is mutually convenient. Mentors should endeavor to visit the mentee’s poster session and/or oral presentation during the meeting. We anticipate that mentors will provide some guidance for navigating
the meeting as well as insights into preparing for career transitions. We would like to highlight that this mentoring will be limited to the conference; no future commitment is required from volunteers (unless mutually agreed upon).
Whether you’re a new ASPET member looking for guidance, or a more established trainee who wants to help show off all a scientific meeting can offer, we encourage you to participate!
Sign up for this program when you register.
The ASPET Mentoring Network: Coaching for Career Development is a year-round program designed to supplement the training that graduate students and postdoctoral trainees receive through their university programs.
The ASPET Mentoring Network focuses on developing skills needed to succeed scientifically, professionally, and psychologically, including discussions about experiences and pressures faced by groups that are underrepresented in the
sciences. As a professional development experience, the program uses a coaching model to help participants develop success skills for a variety of careers, including but not limited to academia, industry, government, and policy.
Graduate students and postdoctoral scientists accepted into the 2024-2025 program will attend several events in association with ASPET 2024 in Arlington, Virginia. Learn More
The mission of the ASPET Washington Fellows Program is to enable developing and early-career scientists interested in science policy to learn about and become more engaged in public policy issues.
Fellows develop an understanding of how public policy decisions made in Washington, D.C. help shape and impact science policy, such as funding for the National Institutes of Health and other science agencies. Fellows also learn how to advocate
effectively on Capitol Hill and in their home districts. This program helps fellows develop the skills and insights to become future leaders in science.
The year-round fellows program that begins in January of 2024 is now closed for new applications.
Related opportunities for science policy and advocacy:
Take advantage of several opportunities for professional development and career exploration:
Online VIP award lectures and division town halls
ASPET Annual Meeting in Arlington, VA
1801 Rockville Pike, Suite 210, Rockville, Maryland 20852-1633
Phone: (301) 634-7060
Fax: (301) 634-7061 aspet.org