The Carl Gans Award

The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Aug 23, 2020

Applicant type: Unaffiliated Researcher Faculty Working Professional Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Research

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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The mission of SICB is to further research, education and public awareness in the areas of organismal, functional and evolutionary biology. Organismal biology comprises diverse fields that lead to a better understanding of whole organism function and the interface between organisms and their physical and biological environments. Comparative morphological, developmental, physiological, behavioral and biomechanical approaches examine functional diversity and integrate the study of living and physical systems.

The Division of Comparative Biomechanics is pleased to announce this year’s competition for the annual Carl Gans Award.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Candidates must be members of SICB.
  • This award is given annually either to:
    • An outstanding young investigator (eligible candidates are those who have completed their doctorate within the past seven years) for distinguished contributions to the field of comparative biomechanics
    • An investigator at any level for the single most significant contribution published in the past (2015) calendar year to the literature of comparative biomechanics, including research papers, review articles, and books.
  • For either type of award, candidates may apply directly or be nominated.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member.


  • Past winners of the Bartholomew Award are ineligible to compete for the Gans Award.