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Award Description

The Division for Neuropharmacology established the DEI Recognition Award in 2022 to recognize members who have made important contributions to the enhancement and promotion of diversity, equity and inclusion in the field of neuropharmacology.

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

  • A $1,000 honorarium
  • A commemorative plaque
  • Complimentary registration and travel expenses (up to $1,000) for the winner to attend the ASPET Annual Meeting.
  • An invitation to join the Division for Neuropharmacology Executive Committee for two years.
  • An invitation to give a talk at a division-sponsored session at the ASPET Annual Meeting.


  • The candidate must be a member of ASPET in good standing.
  • The candidate should have mentored, supervised, or taught trainees from diverse, underrepresented backgrounds as defined by NIH.
  • Applications are welcome from members in academia, industry, government, or other organizations.
  • Candidates can be self-nominated or nominated by other ASPET members. If nominated by another member, the nominator must also be a member of ASPET in good standing.
  • No candidate may receive more than one ASPET award in any given year.
  • The current division chair and secretary/treasurer and the ASPET Council president and secretary/treasurer are ineligible for division awards during their active tenure.


Selection will be made by the Executive Committee of the Division for Neuropharmacology.

Submission Materials

Nominations shall be submitted using the ASPET Awards Portal by using the login box below and shall consist of:

  1. Candidate's curriculum vitae and bibliography in PDF.
  2. A brief biographical summary of the candidate for use in award winner announcements (in no more than 150 words.)
  3. A cover letter from the nominator (or self-nomination).
  4. Two letters of recommendation from trainees were uploaded in separate PDFs.
  5. A personal statement from the candidate that emphasizes philosophy and past achievements pertaining to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of neuropharmacology (2-page limit) is to be uploaded as a PDF.

If any of the following relationships exist between the nominator and the candidate, you are encouraged to disclose it in your letter of nomination:  family member, spouse, partner; current dean, departmental chair, or postdoctoral or graduate advisor; current business or financial relationship (e.g., business partner, employer, employee); research collaborator or co-author within the last three years; work at the same institution or having accepted a position at the same institution; previous graduate student or postdoctoral fellow in the last five years; or if either is currently serving on the award selection committee for this award.



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Nomination Deadline

The deadline has been extended to November 5, 2023

2023Anthony J. Baucum II

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