These awards support the mission statement of the Society, which is to promote excellence in the teaching of human anatomy and physiology. All awards are administered through the HAPS Awards and Scholarships Committee.
The awards are briefly described below. Click on the name of any award to go to an award-specific page containing information about eligibility requirements, online application procedures and additional aspects of the award.
Awards are available only to current HAPS members. If eligible, members may apply for multiple awards in the same year, but may only win one award in any year. Members may not win the same award in consecutive years.
Deadline for all applications and supporting material for all awards is January 3, 2020.
THE ADInstruments SAM DROGO TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM AWARD
This award encourages the innovative use of technology to engage undergraduates in human anatomy and physiology. Award: $500 to attend the HAPS Annual Conference. Award recipients are encouraged to present a workshop featuring technology in education innovations at the conference. Three awards are available, all sponsored by ADInstruments, but use of ADInstruments equipment or software is not required.
GAIL JENKINS TEACHING AND MENTORING AWARD
This is an annual award for a HAPS member who demonstrates use of engaging learning activities to help students truly understand and retain the more difficult Anatomy and Physiology concepts with kinesthetic and active learning strategies using inexpensive everyday props. The award is also designed to recognize those willing to mentor other instructors to also incorporate active learning to benefit more students. Award: $1000 cash award provided by Wiley and registration waived for the HAPS Annual Conference in May. Award recipient will be required to present a workshop at the annual conference.
JOHN MARTIN SECOND TIMER AWARD
This award is for HAPS members who have attended only one previous HAPS Annual Conference (does not matter which year, as long as it was an annual conference) and are in need of some financial assistance to attend this year’s annual conference as a Second Timer. Award: $500 to use toward attending the HAPS Annual Conference. Applicants must be full-time or contingent college/university faculty or full-time high school faculty, currently teaching anatomy & physiology with at least part of the teaching load being face-to-face, as opposed to totally online teaching. Award recipients will be required to present either a poster or a workshop at the annual conference.
All HAPS awards:
Pay the registration fee for the 2020 HAPS Annual Conference plus $400 to help with travel expenses to attend the conference
Require award recipients to make a presentation at the 2020 HAPS Annual Conference
Require completion of an online application plus submission of one letter of recommendation separate from the application
The four HAPS awards each target a specific sub-population of HAPS members
ROBERT B. ANTHONY TRAVEL AWARD
To encourage full-time faculty during their first five years of teaching anatomy and physiology to attend the HAPS Annual Conference and present either a poster or a workshop.
FULL-TIME FACULTY TRAVEL AWARD
To encourage full-time faculty with more than five years of teaching anatomy and physiology to attend the HAPS Annual Conference and present a workshop.
CONTINGENT FACULTY TRAVEL AWARD
To encourage contingent faculty (definition here) to attend the HAPS Annual Conference and present a either a poster or a workshop
STUDENT/POSTDOC TRAVEL AWARD
To encourage undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs to attend the HAPS Annual Conference and present either a poster or a workshop.