American Physiological Society Awards
The Beverly Petterson Bishop Award recognizes excellence in neuroscience and neurophysiology research. The award is presented annually to an investigator who holds an academic rank no higher than assistant professor, demonstrating outstanding promise based on their program in neuroscience and/ or neurophysiology research. The awardee receives a $20,000 honorarium designated for use in their research program, but does not include any indirect cost reimbursement. The awardee must attend the American Physiology Summit in order to receive the award.
The award is announced during the APS Awards Meeting held during the APS annual meeting. The recipient receives:
- complimentary registration to attend the American Physiology Summit; and
- a certificate recognizing his/her designation as a Beverly Petterson Bishop Awardee.
Applications are accepted from APS members in good standing who are performing neuroscience research.
- Applicant must be an APS member in good standing for a minimum of three (3) consecutive years at the time of application
- Must hold a rank no higher than assistant professor
- U.S. residency is not required
The Arthur C. Guyton Award Fund was established in 1993 from an anonymous donation in order to recognize the contributions of Arthur C. Guyton and his interests in feedback control and mathematical modeling of physiological systems. The award is intended to support an independent investigator who holds an academic rank no higher than assistant professor and is pursuing research that utilizes quantitative and integrative approaches and feedback control system theory for the study of physiological functions.
One award is presented annually to an individual demonstrating outstanding promise based on their research program. Awardee must attend the American Physiology Summit.
The award package includes:
- $10,000 honorarium designated for the Awardees use in the research program, but does not include any indirect cost reimbursement;
- complimentary early registration to attend the APS annual meeting; and
- certificate presented at the APS Awards Meeting.
- Must be a regular APS member in good standing for a minimum of two (2)consecutive years at the time of application
- U.S. residency is not required
- Hold a rank no higher than assistant professor or equivalent
The awardee is selected by members of the APS Awards Committee.
After completing postdoctoral training at the University of Iowa, Linda F. Hayward, PhD, moved to the University of Florida, and in 2004, became the second woman in the Department of Physiological Sciences to achieve tenure. She demonstrated a contagious curiosity for understanding the central circuits responsible for the regulation of cardiac function and made significant contributions to the autonomic neuroscience community. Hayward also devoted herself to serving as an inspiring and effective role model to aspiring students and junior faculty. In this role, she was a tireless advocate for diversity and equity in all aspects of life. In 2020, she passed far too early after a five-year courageous fight with breast cancer. The Neural Control and Autonomic Regulation (NCAR) Section of the American Physiological Society (APS) honors Hayward through the development of the Linda F. Hayward Achievement Award.
- The applicant or nominee does not need to be a current member of the NCAR Section or a member of APS.
- Applicant or nominee must hold a faculty position of associate professor or higher with proven innovative achievements.
- Original and noteworthy contributions to the advancement of autonomic regulation in all aspects of the discipline are considered in the selection process (research impact, participation in APS or other autonomic-related societies, dissemination of knowledge through writings and conferences, mentoring of investigators within the autonomic community and other related activities).