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Awards, Grants, & Scholarships

In conjunction with our recent website launch, we are continuing to update the awards information found throughout this section. To learn more about or apply for any award, see Award Details & Deadlines on this page. If you have any questions at all, contact us and we will be happy to answer them!

Every year, AAA bestows more than $350,000 in awards, research grants, and scholarships to members. Recipients include those new to the profession, those who have dedicated their careers to the anatomical sciences, and everyone in between. In fact, 84% of members who have been in the field for seven years or less look to AAA for award opportunities specific to biomedical researchers early in their training. Other prestigious awards recognize those who have demonstrated exemplary service and have made long-term contributions — ensuring that members are recognized throughout every phase of their careers.

One in 10 members receives an award, scholarship, or grant every year.

Our robust awards program is an important member benefit — one that has a significant positive impact on member success and satisfaction. Not a member?

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Award Selection Process

Various committees are responsible for reviewing applications and selecting finalists for awards, grants, and scholarships. Below is an overview of responsibilities for awards selection. Detailed information about the application and selection process can be found on each award page (see Award Details & Deadlines).

Award Details & Deadlines

Following is a chronological list of deadlines for all awards, grants, and scholarships, subject to change at any time. Updates may be posted to the website, on social media, and/or via member communication.

Click the award name for more information or to apply. For all awards, women and underrepresented minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

February 1 Early-Career Publication Award
February 1Short-Term Visiting Scholarship, Round 1
March 1Outreach Grants, Round 1
March 1Anatomy Training Program
June 1Short-Term Visiting Scholarship, Round 2 (canceled due to COVID-19)
June 15Innovations Program, Letter of Intent (canceled due to COVID-19)
August 1 Outreach Grants, Round 2 (canceled due to COVID-19)
September 1 – Innovations Program, Proposals (canceled due to COVID-19)
October 2 – Henry Gray Distinguished Educator Award
October 2Henry Gray Scientific Achievement Award
October 2 A.J. Ladman Exemplary Service Award
October 2Early-Career Investigator Awards
October 5 Postdoctoral Fellowships
October 15 – Short-Term Visiting Scholarship, Round 3
October 15Basmajian Award
October 15Fellows Grant Award Program
October 15Education Research Scholarship
December 1Fellow of the AAA