The Pappenheimer Postdoctoral Travel Award

Named in honor of microcirculatory scientist John R. Pappenheimer, who was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and developed the 'textbook definition' of passive capillary permeability, these awards are given annually to up to ten young investigators to encourage their participation in the annual meeting of the Microcirculatory Society (part of the Vascular Biology meeting) or at the MCS spring pre-meeting at the American Physiology Summit. For 2023-2024, the awards will consist of a certificate and $500 to help defer the costs of attending the meeting. Applicants must be within five years of completing a PhD or first MD residency and have submitted a first-author abstract to one of the Vascular Biology categories. 


  • Must be within five years of completing a PhD or first MD residency
  • Must be an MCS member
  • Must submit a first author abstract to the Vascular Biology meeting (Fall Award) or American Physiology Summit (Spring Award)
  • For the Fall Award (Vascular Biology meeting), you must indicate on the abstract submission form that you want to be considered for a MCS Trainee Travel Award and complete the necessary questions including uploading your CV.
  • For the Spring Award (American Physiology Summit), an award appliation must be submitted on this website (link will be provided below) that includes a single PDF containing your abstract and your CV.
  • Direct questions to the Chair of the Awards Committee: Dr. Josh Butcher (
Deadline: 11:59 PM EST on November 17, 2023

Previous recipients are eligible to reapply. Recipients are not eligible to receive the award in consecutive years.

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John R. Pappenheimer