Applications shall be submitted using the ASPET Submission Portal (log in using the application box above).
Applications shall consist of:
- Curriculum vitae (please highlight education related accomplishments) – to be uploaded as a PDF
- Applicant Statement and Supportive Materials addressing Sections A and B listed below – to be uploaded as a single PDF
- Names and email addresses for at least one but no more than three references to provide letters of support
- Abstract title and ID number of your EB 2018 abstract
submission (abstract submission is not required but preference is given
to abstract submitters)
Applicant's Statement and Supportive Materials
Section A. Applicant's Statement (limited to 2,000 words) Applicants may wish to address the following in their statement:
- Describe the breadth and extent of your teaching experiences in pharmacology education.
- What are goals for pharmacology education of the instructional unit(s) in which you currently participate?
- What role do you play in establishing and meeting these
goals? That is, describe your involvement in preparation and delivery
of undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional school curricula.
- Discuss your perception of the importance of your
educational endeavors in pharmacology education to the mission of the
- Indicate the type of teaching strategies and materials that you
use or have implemented. For example, describe how student aids are
used to meet the needs of the educational unit and the students.
- Describe self-improvement strategies that you have developed.
For example, describe how you use student feedback and peer evaluation
to alter course content, educational perspective, and strategy. Be sure
to indicate participation in educational workshops and courses to
improve their educational efforts.
- Describe how your innovations in pharmacology education have
influenced the educational environment(s) in your or other educational
- Describe what you hope to gain from attendance at the ASPET
meeting. What contributions do you envision bringing to pharmacology
education during your career?
Section B. Applicant's Supportive Materials - May include but not be limited to:
- Positive teaching evaluations from colleagues and students
- Examples of academic efforts in pharmacology education, e.g., presentations, abstracts, and papers.
- Please do NOT attach non-evaluative materials, such as lesson plans or presentation materials.
Notes about Letters of Reference
In the online application form, you will need to provide the full
names and email addresses for those who will be providing you letters
of reference. After you submit your application, the online system will
automatically email your references giving them the option to type in
or upload their letter into the system. All comments will be kept
You are strongly encouraged to alert your references in advance that
their letters will be required by Wednesday, November 22, 2017 in
order for your application to be considered. They will not receive their
personal link to upload their letters until you finish submission of
your own application. Your portion of the application is due by Friday,
November 17, 2017.
Below are the guidelines they will receive. You are encouraged to share these with them in advance.
Instructions for References
In order to evaluate candidates for the travel award, you have been
requested to provide a letter of support highlighting your knowledge of
the applicant as a pharmacology educator. Please provide your opinion
of the applicant's teaching expertise, educational innovations,
contributions to goals of educational units in which they participate,
and benefits that attending an ASPET meeting would offer to the
applicant's career in pharmacology education. In preparing your
recommendation, you may wish to consider topics listed below:
- Breadth and extent of the applicant's participation in pharmacology education
- Value of the applicant's educational endeavors in pharmacology
education (If possible, provide positive student and faculty feedback
- Extent of use and effectiveness of student teaching aids
- Applicant's self-improvement strategies (Use of student feedback
and peer evaluations, and participation in educational workshops.)
- Influence of innovations by the applicant on their educational environment
Applications for this award are due by Friday, November 17, 2017.