APS will present the following Scholarships and Honor Awards at the 2024 Annual Meeting to be held in Brighton, UK, March 20-23 – Apply Now
*Deadline for all award applications is November 17th, 2023
Travel Scholarship Awards
The Inclusivity for Impact, Equity, and Engagement (I2EyE) Scholar Cohort Program aims to contribute to APS’ transformation into a scientific enterprise that welcomes, makes space for, serves, respects, and learns from underrepresented talent trained in health-related sciences, and engaged in clinical and research areas aligned with the APS mission.
APS MacLean Travel Award
The MacLean Scholar awards were created to enable two neuroscience trainees to attend the APS Annual Meeting and interact with the recipient of the Paul D. MacLean Award for Outstanding Neuroscience Research in Psychosomatic Medicine.
APS MD Travel Award
Applicant must be medical student or higher, through junior faculty, and the program will take place in Brighton, in conjunction with the 2024 APS Annual Meeting. Recipients will receive career mentoring and advice and will receive complimentary meeting registration and a travel stipend. [Note: MD senior students through junior faculty who desire a research-focused experience should apply for the Young Investigator Colloquium. Applying to both programs is allowed.]
Between 10 and 24 APS Scholar Awards are presented to outstanding abstract submissions where the first author of an accepted abstract is either a student, resident, or fellow. Each award provides monetary assistance for the APS conference fees, travel, and hotel accommodations.
APS Young Investigator Colloquium
The American Psychosomatic Society (APS) is pleased to accept applications for the 2024 class of the Young Investigator Colloquium. The purpose of this half-day Colloquium is to bring together the expertise of senior mentors paired with postgraduate “rising star” trainees (i.e., physician fellows, residents, postdoctoral fellows, and early career faculty who recently completed training). The selected trainees will be paired with a mentor that share similar interests.
The LGBT Health Scholar award was created to enable trainees dedicated to research and practice on LGBT health and wellness to attend the Annual Meeting. The LGBT Health Scholar winners will receive travel reimbursement in the amount of $500 to attend the meeting.
The Dr. Martica Hall Travel Award Scholarships recognize outstanding sleep medicine research abstracts presented at the APS Annual Meeting. Two travel scholarships in the amount of $500 will be given to the top scoring abstracts on sleep medicine.
APS Distinguished Scientist Award
The APS Distinguished Scientist Award was created to recognize important and protracted contributions made by senior scientists and physicians in any research field consistent with the interests of APS. In addition, nominees should be members of the Society and would be expected to have contributed substantially over the years to its aims and goals. The recipient must attend the Annual Meeting.
The American Psychosomatic Society (APS) Cousins Center Global Outreach Awards are intended to assist with travel, hotel accommodations and meeting registration fees to the APS Annual Meeting. The award will be given to one applicant residing in developing nations with the highest abstract scores.
The Dr. Martica Hall Award recognizes an exceptional individual in the sleep medicine field. The awardee will be expected to give a talk at the APS Annual Meeting; and also meet with Dr. Martica Hall travel award scholarship recipients.
Fellow Status in the American Psychosomatic Society (FAPS) is designed to recognize sustained excellence in scholarship and/or professional contributions to the field of psychosomatic science and commitment to the American Psychosomatic Society among members who are mid-career and beyond. Through FAPS, we seek to recognize, honor, and sustain the engagement of members in advancing psychosomatic science and serving the American Psychosomatic Society.
The Herbert Weiner Early Career Award is intended to identify individuals who, early in their career, have contributed significantly to the field of psychosomatic medicine and show substantial promise of continued meritorious academic accomplishments in the field.
Patricia R. Barchas Award in Sociophysiology
The Patricia R. Barchas Award in Sociophysiology was established in 1999. The purpose is to memorialize Patricia Barchas by furthering the field of sociophysiology, the study of the reciprocal relationships that could lead to long-term change both in social behavior and in physiology.
The Donald Oken Fellowship
The Oken Fellow typically is someone who has never attended an APS Annual Meeting – a goal of this award is to introduce the Society to someone unfamiliar with APS and our community, and to nurture a relationship that benefits both the Fellow and the Society’s membership through the sharing of experiences and involvement with research – both clinical and basic.
The Paul D. MacLean Award
The Paul D. MacLean Award for Outstanding Neuroscience Research in Psychosomatic Medicine. Paul MacLean was a physician whose visionary neuroscientific research career at Yale Medical School and NIMH was inspired by his recognition of the importance of emotion in clinical medicine and everyday life. In 1949 he hypothesized that psychosomatic disorders arose from impairment in communication between the limbic system and neocortex. This award is intended to honor Dr. MacLean and promote the line of research that he created on emotion, the brain and physical disease.