Postdoctoral fellowship: American Physiological Society

The American Physiological Society postdoctoral fellowship provides funding to five fellows for one year, starting on July 1 and ending on the following June 30. Funds can be used for stipend and/or travel to APS-sponsored conferences, not to exceed $50,000 total. No indirect costs allowed.


Application link: APS Postdoctoral Fellowship | American Physiological Society (

Timeline and Deadlines:

Letter of intent deadline: November 15

Decisions on letter of intent to be notified: January 1

Full applications deadline: February 15

Award amount: $50,000

Eligibility: APS postdoctoral members worldwide are eligible to apply for this award.


Fellow applicants must:

  • be a current APS Postdoctoral member;
  • hold a PhD, MD or equivalent degree and a postdoctoral research position at their institution by the November 15 deadline;
  • applicant is eligible up to three years after obtaining terminal degree or completion of clinical training at the time of full application;

Note: The program is limited to one application from the same mentor/sponsor within each program cycle.

Applicants’ mentor/sponsor must:

  • have a minimum of three consecutive years of APS membership at the time of application (please verify your membership);
  • have past experience as a mentor/sponsor; and

If assistant professor or equivalent, the application is required to include an established co-mentor/sponsor or a mentoring team of experienced investigators.