The Neural Control and Autonomic Regulation Section (NCAR) New Investigator Award ($1,000 plus reimbursement of the advance registration fee), made possible by APS Strategic Partner, ADInstruments, recognizes an outstanding investigator in the early stages of his/her independent career. Candidates should be investigators who have made meritorious contributions to the area represented by the NCAR Section. They should not be above the rank of Assistant Professor or a comparable position in a research track at an academic institution or in industry (e.g. Scientist, Research Investigator, etc.). Eligible candidates must not have held the rank of Assistant Professor or equivalent for more than 3 years [month/year] from the date of award application deadline. Applicants also must not have held an advanced degree (PhD, MD, DVM or equivalent) for more than 8 years [month/year] from the date of award application deadline. The applicant must be an APS member in good standing with a primary affiliation in the NCAR Section.
Applicants must submit: 1) a first- or senior-authored abstract of unpublished work to any appropriate NCAR topic at the Experimental Biology meeting; 2)an NCAR Biosketch (use only the NCAR biosketch form provided here) written by the applicant that includes a one-page personal statement summarizing the applicants research contributions, a complete list of publications and abstracts (listed separately) grants, fellowships and awards; 3) written nominations from two regular members of the APS; 4) three reprints from published articles (first or senior authored) that represent the applicant's most significant contributions to the field. Unpublished or submitted manuscripts or review articles will not be accepted.
Candidates will be evaluated on the quality and impact of their publications, the relation of their publications to neural control and autonomic regulation, evidence of independence and promise (grant funding, peer review activities, etc.) and the 2 letters of nomination. Although this is not an abstract-based award, the awardee will be expected to present a talk at the NCAR Awards Featured Topic session at the Experimental Biology meeting to receive the cash prize and to be recognized at the NCAR Reception and Business Meeting. In addition, the awardee is expected to submit a review article, based on his/her presentation, to AJP Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology by July 1st following the meeting. Finally, the winner will be co-chairing the NCAR Awardees Featured Topic during the following year at Experimental Biology meeting. While there is no limit to the number of times an individual can apply for the award, the winner is eligible to win this award once only.