Achieving Excellence

 

The American Association for Anatomy’s awards program is one of the broadest in the industry. The members-only program bestows more than $650,000 in awards, research grants and scholarships each year. In fact, one in 10 members receives an award, scholarship or grant every year. Many recipients go on to achieve significant success in their careers. 

Awards Details & Deadlines

Find your next award, grant, or scholarship below. For all awards, women and underrepresented minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

All awards are listed by deadline date below

Research Meetings Outreach Grant

Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
Supports workshops, symposia, and meetings either as stand-alone activities or under the umbrella of other national or international societies

Anatomy Training Program

Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
This intense program is intended to provide vocational training to those involved in teaching anatomy, who have not had much exposure to either human anatomy or clinical experience.

Dissertation Completion Award

Application Deadline: 4/14/2023
Dissertation completion award to underrepresented minority (URM) graduate students who are current or new members

Science Advocacy Fellowship

Application Deadline: 4/14/2023
Recognizes health science faculty who are in the formative stages of their career that teach human or veterinary gross anatomy.

EUReka EDI Undergraduate Research Award

Application Deadline: 4/14/2023
Providing underrepresented minority undergraduate students interested in research at this early critical stage by better preparing them for graduate training.

Predoctoral Fellowship

Application Deadline: 4/14/2023
Providing funding for students who are current or new members completing their first masters or first doctoral degree.

Short-Term Visiting Scholarship

Application Deadline: 6/1/2023
Provides travel expenses for members to facilitate visiting a laboratory or participating in a course outside their home institution.

Innovations Program

Application Deadline: 6/1/2023
Provides funding to support new scientific, educational, and professional development programs and services developed by members and/or Committees

Anatomy Scholars Program

Application Deadline: 6/1/2023
The goal of the Anatomy Scholars Program (ASP) is to support and increase retention of Underrepresented Minorities (URM) in STEM in academia in the US and Canada.

Education Research Scholarship

Application Deadline: 10/2/2023
Supports a member who is a graduate student in a mentored project, or a postdoc fellow or junior faculty member who wishes to develop a project that shows promise as a model for improving the quality of teaching and learning in anatomical education

Building Community Scholarship

Application Deadline: 10/2/2023
To fund members who are based at international institutions to attend and present at the Annual Meeting.

Henry Gray Distinguished Educator Award

Application Deadline: 10/2/2023
AAA's highest education award for human anatomy education in the anatomical sciences as broadly defined- including gross anatomy, embryology, histology, and neuroanatomy- at the medical/dental, graduate, or undergraduate level of teaching

Early-Career Investigator Awards

Application Deadline: 10/2/2023
Recognizes 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

Henry Gray Scientific Achievement Award

Application Deadline: 10/2/2023
AAA's highest scientific honor recognizes unique and meritorious contributions to and achievements in anatomical sciences by a distinguished AAA member

A.J. Ladman Exemplary Service Award

Application Deadline: 10/2/2023
Presented periodically to a member distinguished in the field of anatomical sciences who has provided exceptional service to the Association and/or mentorship in the discipline

Outstanding Mentor Award

Application Deadline: 11/1/2023
Recognizes the dedication and impact of members with a sustained career commitment to mentoring through guiding, supporting, and promoting the training and career development of others.

Science Communication and Public Engagement Award

Application Deadline: 11/1/2023
Recognizes health science faculty who are in the formative stages of their career that teach human or veterinary gross anatomy.

The Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award

Application Deadline: 11/1/2023
Presented to a member who creates inclusive teams representing the rich diversity of communities served.

Rising Star Award

Application Deadline: 11/1/2023
Recognizes health science faculty who are in the formative stages of their career that teach human or veterinary gross anatomy.

Fellow of the American Association for Anatomy

Application Deadline: 11/1/2023
The rank of Fellow of the American Association for Anatomy (FAAA) is designed to honor distinguished members who have demonstrated excellence in science and in their overall contributions to the anatomical sciences

Basmajian Award

Application Deadline: 11/1/2023
Recognizes health science faculty who are in the formative stages of their career that teach human or veterinary gross anatomy.

Early-Career Travel Award

Application Deadline: 12/6/2023
Our Travel Awards help offset the cost of attending the Annual Meeting.

Student/Postdoc Meeting Travel & Competition Awards

Application Deadline: 12/6/2023
Our Travel Awards help students/postdocs offset the cost of attending the Annual Meeting. Applicants are also eligible for onsite Competition Awards.

Early-Career Anatomist Publication Award

Application Deadline: 1/2/2024
Recognizes the best publication by an early-career anatomist in each of the society's three journals: Anatomical Sciences Education, Developmental Dynamics, and The Anatomical Record

Child and Dependent Care Grant

Application Deadline: 1/2/2024
Provides travel expenses for members to facilitate visiting a laboratory or participating in a course outside their home institution.

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