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Call for Applications: American Association of Anatomists Short-term Visiting Scholarships
Application deadlines: February 1, June 1, and October 1
AAA's Short-term Visiting Scholarship Program is intended to provide travel expenses to undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows or faculty to facilitate visiting a laboratory or participating in a course outside their home institution. The Scholarship consists of up to $1,000, plus registration fee (at early registration rate) and partial travel support to the next appropriate AAA Annual Meeting/ EB. The program will cover up to twelve (12) scholarships per year.
• Visiting Scholarships may be used in any country.
• Scholars may be undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows or faculty.
• Each Scholarship is intended for a short-term (typically, 1-8 week) visit to a laboratory or participation in a course outside the applicant’s home institution.
• Funding cannot be used to attend a meeting or conference.
• Scholars must have been AAA members for one year prior to application deadline and are expected to remain a member for at least one year after the scholarship is awarded.
• No individual will be funded twice in a calendar year.
• The award must be used within one year of the approval date.
• No individual will be funded for work on a project for which he/she was previously supported by a Short-term Visiting Scholarship.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
• Each Scholarship will have a value up to $1,000.
• Recipient must provide proof of course registration & completion or letter from host laboratory verifying completion of visit.
• Each Scholar will be reimbursed up to $350 to defray the cost of attending the annual AAA Annual Meeting/EB, in addition to free registration (at early registration rate).
• Scholars must write a short report of their visit or course within two months of completion.
• Scholars may be invited to participate in AAA outreach activities.
For further information or clarification regarding the process or the forms, you may call or email:
Call for Applications: American Association of Anatomists Postdoctoral Fellows Program
Application deadline: October 1
The AAA Postdoctoral Fellows Program is intended to provide salary support to an AAA member who is a postdoctoral fellow working in any aspect of biology relevant to the anatomical sciences. AAA will provide $20,000, plus travel support and registration fee (at early registration rate) to the next appropriate AAA Annual Meeting. The laboratory in which the postdoc works must supplement this stipend with funds to equal or exceed the NIH standard for postdoctoral fellows. In addition, the laboratory must provide funds for health insurance for the postdoctoral fellow.
• Applicants must have been AAA members for one year preceding the application deadline and are expected to remain members for the duration of the fellowship.
• Candidates should be working on a research project encompassing any aspect of biology that is relevant to the anatomical sciences. Approaches can include (but are not limited to) cellular, molecular, genetic or histological techniques, and/or emphasize development, evolution, morphology or human health.
• Candidate should have all requirements of doctoral degree completed at the time of submission of fellowship application.
• The duration of the Fellowship will be for one year. A no-cost extension can be requested.
• Fellowships would be expected to cover partial salary support, with the remainder coming from other sources. Indirect costs are not included.
• Each recipient must attend the annual AAA meeting and present his/her work at the meeting. AAA will pay registration (at early registration rate) and travel expenses, up to a total of $1,000.
• A career mentor will be appointed for each recipient to guide him/her through the course of the research project. The mentor will be selected by AAA’s Professional Development Committee on the basis of research area from among the award committee members or from members of the Fellows Circle who have volunteered to serve as mentors.
• At the end of the Fellowship period, each recipient must provide AAA with a written report describing work accomplished. This report must be received within three months following the end of the Fellowship period.
• Recipients may be invited to participate in AAA outreach activities.
• Recipients may be invited to submit their research findings or a review article to one of the AAA journals, Developmental Dynamics or The Anatomical Record.
• Support from AAA must be acknowledged in all relevant publications or oral research presentations. Support should be acknowledged as follows: “Jane Jack is an American Association of Anatomists Scholar and this research was in part funded by the American Association of Anatomists.”
Applications are due each year on October 1. Applicants will be notified of funding by late December and Fellowships will be awarded by January 15.
Call for Applications: Lippincott Williams Wilkins/American Association of Anatomists Education Research Scholarship
Application deadline: October 15
Award Presented: April for Fall semester
The Lippincott Williams Wilkins/AAA Education Research Scholarship is intended to support an AAA member who is a graduate student in a mentored project, or a postdoctoral fellow or junior faculty member (rank no higher than assistant professor) who wishes to develop a project that shows promise as a model for improving the quality of teaching and learning in anatomical education. It is anticipated that the proposed project will help foster a learning environment for students that is characterized by creativity, originality, and rigor. The scholarship consists of $5,000 provided by LWW, plus travel support and registration fee to the next appropriate AAA Annual Meeting, provided by AAA.
Applicants must be AAA members for the year in which they apply and through the completion of their scholarship project and presentation at the AAA Annual Meeting
TYPES OF PROJECTS
An annual LWW/AAA Education Research Scholarship will be awarded in curricular innovation in the anatomical disciplines.
The LWW/AAA Education Research Scholarship competition is intended to support innovative projects that hold promise as models for the resolution of important issues and problems in anatomical education and represent new and creative approaches to teaching and learning.
• The scholarship may be in support of any anatomical discipline or program.
• The scholarship is intended to support practical initiatives and assist in evaluation of the results to determine effective outcomes.
• It is intended to encourage projects that show innovation and creativity in design. The LWW/AAA Scholarship will be awarded to individuals who submit proposals that offer new ideas, practices, and approaches. The project needs to be well justified, carefully designed, responsibly managed, and include an assessment strategy that can effectively evaluate the success of the project.
• It is expected that the successful candidate will disseminate proven innovations developed during the tenure of the LWW/AAA Education Research Scholarship to others through publication in appropriate journals and/or national or international medical education presentations.
Priority will be given to applications that demonstrate innovation in design and measurement of outcomes. While a well-planned evaluation component with measurable outcomes is acceptable, successful applicants will also include a description of the ongoing/formative assessments that will guide the development of the project. Two priorities are listed below, although proposals that focus on any area of anatomical education are encouraged:
1. Curriculum Development. Faculty who receive support for a project in the area of curriculum development in education will be expected to include assessment of student performance and evaluation of program effectiveness in the proposal. Examples might include:
• Use of electronic media to enhance human dissection experiences in the anatomy laboratory.
• Integration of histopathology and histology in a modular systems-based curriculum.
2. Student Assessment. The assessment of students at multiple levels of learning is an area of emphasis. Examples of assessment projects include:
• Projects related to clinical-based exercises in the anatomical disciplines that encourage the development and measurement of clinical reasoning.
• Development and implementation of performance-based assessment that evaluates integration of anatomical knowledge, clinical skills, and communication skills.
• Evaluation of innovative approaches to the human anatomy laboratory experience.
• Development of high quality, reliable assessments of anatomical knowledge.
For further information or clarification regarding the process or the forms, you may contact:
LWW/AAA Education Research Scholarship
Call for Nominations: American Association of Anatomists/Wiley A.J. Ladman Exemplary Service Medal
Nomination deadline: May 1st
Materials deadline: June 1st
Presented periodically to an AAA member distinguished in the field of anatomical sciences who has provided exceptional service to the Society and/or mentorship in the discipline. The medal is provided by Wiley-Liss.
The Ladman Medal recipient receives:
• A plaque
• A $1,000 honorarium
• Travel reimbursement (2 nights) to receive the medal at the AAA Banquet
Call for Nominations: American Association of Anatomists Basmajian Award
Nomination deadline: October 15
Materials deadline: November 15
Award presented at the Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology
This award recognizes health science faculty who are in the formative stages of their career (within 10 years of their highest earned degree at time of nomination), teach human or veterinary gross anatomy, can document excellence in their contribution to the teaching of gross anatomy, and have outstanding accomplishments in biomedical research or scholarship in education. At the AAA Annual Banquet, the recipient is presented with a plaque and a $1,000 honorarium. The recipient also will receive two years free AAA membership and registration (at early registration rate) at the EB meeting will be waived for two years, including the year of the award.
AWARD NOMINATION REQUIREMENTS
Only AAA members may submit a nomination; however, the proposed award recipient need not be an AAA member. AAA members may nominate themselves, but must provide a letter of recommendation from someone else on the nomination form. Only complete nominations can be considered by the individual award committee. See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
By October 15th, a nominator must submit the nomination form and a letter of support outlining the qualifications of a nominee. Each nominee is then asked to submit the remaining documentation (see Submission Requirements below) by November 15.
Documents required for the Basmajian Award nomination should clearly reflect the nominee’s accomplishments in both research and teaching. Clear, concise information about the accomplishments of the nominee is more useful than extensive materials. The completed nomination package should include:
• Nomination form and letter of recommendation from the nominator (or other individual if self-nominated)
• Two (2) ADDITIONAL letters of recommendation At least one of the three (3) total letters of recommendation must be from the nominee's chair, chief, or dean (supervisor) and must document the quality of the nominee's contributions to the teaching of gross anatomy.
• Candidate's curriculum vitae (NIH biosketch format preferred) documenting:
• Research - CV must reflect the nominee's research portfolio, including publications, textbooks, patents, abstracts, chapters, and proceedings papers.
• Teaching - CV must reflect the nominee's teaching portfolio, such as experience, awards, and publications on teaching anatomy to students (i.e., undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, medical, or residents).
• Service - include departmental, school, university, journal, and society level service. Copies of letters documenting good performance in such service are helpful.
• At least one article/textbook sample (up to three may be submitted)
• At least one representative research paper (up to three may be submitted)
Any nominee not chosen for an award is automatically considered for the award by the next two consecutive award committees. It is the nominator’s responsibility to update or augment the nomination materials, if appropriate, prior to the next year’s deadline.
Call for Nominations: American Association of Anatomists Young Investigator Awards
Nominations are due each year on August 15; nominees are then asked to submit three representative papers by September 15. Winning nominees and their nominators will be notified of selection in late October and will be expected to present a lecture at the AAA Annual Meeting/EB.
Beginning with nominations made in 2008, AAA’s Young Investigator Awards combine three long-standing AAA awards with a new award to recognize investigators in the early stages of their careers who have made important contributions to biomedical science through their research in cell/molecular biology, developmental biology, comparative neuroanatomy, or the morphological sciences. Candidates should be within 10 years of their highest earned degree at the time of nomination. It is not necessary that nominators or nominees be AAA members.
AAA’s Young Investigator Awards Selection Committee is comprised of eight (8) members appointed by the current or incoming President to represent the various disciplines covered by these awards. Committee members will serve a two-year term with one member serving a one-year term as chair in the final year. The position of chair will rotate among the disciplines covered by these awards. The committee will review all nominations and determine which of the following prizes to award in a given year. It is not required that each award be made annually.
R.R. Bensley Award in Cell Biology
This award, first given in 1979, recognizes a cell biologist who has made a distinguished contribution to the advancement of anatomy through discovery, ingenuity, and publications in the field of cell biology. The successful candidate will be an independent cell biologist whose publications have had substantial impact on his/her field.
C.J. Herrick Award in Neuroanatomy
Established in 1962, this award recognizes investigators who have made important contributions to the field of comparative neuroanatomy and have demonstrated remarkable promise of future accomplishments. The area of comparative neuroanatomy is defined broadly; previous awardees are outstanding scientists who have made contributions to areas of neuroscience, including neurochemistry, development, neurocytology, neuroendocrinology, neurophysiology, and molecular neurobiology.
H.W. Mossman Award in Developmental Biology
This award was established in 2001 to recognize investigators in the early stages of their careers who have made important contributions to the field of developmental biology, as broadly defined, and have demonstrated remarkable promise of future accomplishments.
AAA Morphological Sciences Award
This award was established in 2008 to recognize investigators in the early stages of their careers who have made important contributions to biomedical science through research in the morphological sciences, as broadly defined, and have demonstrated remarkable promise of future accomplishments.
AAA Young Investigator Award recipients will present a lecture in the Young Investigator Award Symposium at the AAA Annual Meeting following their selection and will receive:
• Travel reimbursement (coach airfare plus 3 nights)
• Two years free membership in the American Association of Anatomists (and two years free membership for winning non-member nominators)
• Two years free registration (at early registration rate) at the AAA Annual Meeting/EB meeting, including the year of the award
The person making the nomination only needs to submit:
1. Completed Award Nomination Form
2. Curriculum vitae of the nominee (NIH biosketch format preferred)
3. Detailed letter of recommendation that addresses the following:
• The significant research contribution(s) made by the nominee and why it is considered significant.
• Why the nominee's potential and current work is viewed as especially promising.
• The ability of the nominee to give a lecture that is dynamic, engaging, and readily understood by scientists across various subdisciplines.
• The date on which the nominee’s advanced professional degree was awarded.