Porter Physiology Development Fellowship

Funding Agency:
American Physiological Society

The goal of the Porter Physiology Development Program is to encourage diversity among students pursuing full-time studies toward the Ph.D. in the physiological sciences and to encourage their participation in the American Physiological Society. 

The Porter Physiology Development Program provides 1-2 year full-time graduate fellowships in programs leading to the Ph.D. in the physiological sciences at U.S. institutions. The program is open to underrepresented ethnic minority applicants (Blacks/African-Americans; Hispanics; Native Americans/Native Alaskans; and Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders) who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its territories and student members of the Society. The applicant’s advisor/PI must also be a member of APS.

Deadline: Jan. 15

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Eligibility Requirements

Porter Physiology Development Fellowships are open to underrepresented racial and ethnic minority applicants who are obtaining their degree at a US Institution and are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its territories. The applicant must have been accepted into or is currently in a graduate program in physiology at the time of the application. The applicant must also be a Student Member of the APS or have an application in process.

Amount Description

An annual stipend equivalent to NIH pre-doctoral stipend levels. The stipend level is adjusted, as needed.

Funding Type



African American
Grad/Prof Students
Minorities encouraged
Native American
Women of Color


Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

January 15, 2021