HAPS Grants and Scholarships

A message from Bob Crocker, co-chair of the HAPS Foundation Oversight Committee.
A message from Bob Crocker, co-chair of the HAPS Foundation Oversight Committee.

If you’ve ever wondered, “DO I QUALIFY FOR A HAPS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP OR AWARD?” this blog post is for you!

Would you like to take a HAPS Institute Course, enhance your knowledge of A&P and possibly earn some graduate biology credits?

If your answer is YES, then you are qualified to apply for a HAPS INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIP, which provides the tuition for one credit for one HAPS Institute course. This scholarship is awarded quarterly. Due dates for applications are Nov 15, Feb 15, May 15, and August 15.

Could you use some funding to implement an innovative and/or alternative pedagogy into your A&P courses?

Yes? Then you are qualified to apply for one of our FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS. Grant recipients are strongly encouraged to present their project results in the form of a workshop or poster session at the annual conference following completion of the project. You may receive an award up to $1500. The due date for applications is December 1.

Are you a student member of HAPS looking for funding to support a research project or enrichment activity outside your home institution?

Yes? Then you are qualified to apply for one of our STUDENT GRANTS. Grant recipients or their faculty sponsors are strongly encouraged to present their project results in the form of a workshop or poster session at the annual conference following completion of the project. You may receive an award up to $750.  The due date for applications is December 1.

Have you discovered an innovative use of technology to engage your undergraduate students in human anatomy and physiology?

Yes? Then you are qualified to apply for THE SAM DROGO TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM AWARD of up to $500 to attend the HAPS annual conference. Award recipients are encouraged to conduct a workshop featuring technology in education innovations at the conference. The due date for applications is December 1.  Two awards are available, both sponsored by ADInstruments.

Are you a full time faculty member in your first five years of teaching anatomy and physiology who would like to network with seasoned A&P professionals?

Yes?  Then you are qualified to apply for the ROBERT ANTHONY SCHOLARSHIP for new instructors in A&P. The award pays for registration fee at the annual conference.  The due date for applications is December 1.

Are you a contingent faculty member who would like to network with other A&P professionals? (We define a contingent faculty member to include part-time faculty, temporary contract length faculty, and faculty teaching at more than one institution to achieve full-time employment.)

Yes?  Then you are qualified to apply for the CONTINGENT FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP . The award pays for registration fee at the annual conference.  The due date for applications is December 1.

Are you a graduate student or postdoc who would like to attend and present at the HAPS annual conference?

Yes?  Then you are qualified to apply for the HAPS GRADUATE STUDENT/POSTDOCTORAL TRAVEL AWARD. The award is a $400 travel subsidy and the conference registration fee is waived.  The due date for applications is December 1.

Do you have an exceptional A&P student you would like to see recognized?

Yes? Then you should nominate them for the PRIMAL PICTURES AND HAPS SCHOLARSHIP . The award provides $1000, and up to $1100 in travel expenses, and registration at the HAPS annual conference. This scholarship is sponsored by Primal Pictures. The due date for nominations is February 3.

Do you know an exceptional A&P educator who demonstrates the core values of HAPS you would like to see recognized?

Yes? Then you should nominate them for the HAPS-THIEME EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD. This provides a $1500 cash award and registration at the HAPS annual conference.  This award is sponsored by Thieme Publishers as part of their partnership with HAPS that includes a 30% discount on all their products for HAPS members and their students. The due date for nominations is January 1.

Keep in mind- the HAPS Foundation is our foundation. The recipients of all these grants, scholarships, and awards are deserving HAPS members. They are selected by their colleagues- also HAPS members.

To read more about these scholarship and award programs, go to the grants webpage.

Our endowment grows solely through the contributions of our members. Please consider making an online donation. Donations of any amount are welcome- we can all make a difference!

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