The Society of General Physiologists was established at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) at Woods Hole, which has a long-standing history for excellence in general physiology research. To honor our historic relationship with MBL and to encourage and support the next generation of bright and motivated general physiologists, each year SGP selects MBL Scholars from the students accepted to any one of four MBL Advanced Research Training Courses: Embryology, Neural Systems and Behavior, Neurobiology, and Physiology.
Each SGP Scholar @MBL receives a $500 award from SGP and a one-year complimentary membership to SGP, including online access to the Journal of General Physiology. The scholars are also featured in the SGP social media account and newsletter. The Society may also choose to recognize other applicants as honorable mentions and award them a one-year complimentary membership to SGP. We hope that the SGP-MBL Scholars and honorable mentions will grow to become long-term members and supporters of the Society and the field of general physiology.
Students accepted to one of the four MBL courses are invited to apply via a special link, where they are prompted to upload their MBL course application and describe how their research aligns with the mission of SGP.