APA Young Investigator Award

Funding Path Overview


The APA Young Investigator Award provides up to $10,000 to each selected proposal that addresses an important area of concern for the health or healthcare of children or adolescents.

The funds available for this program are determined annually by the APA Board of Directors. The number of awards given is dependent upon the availability of funds and the budgets requested in each submitted proposal.

Eligibility


The principal investigator and primary mentor of each submitted proposal must be members of the Academic Pediatric Association.

Receipt of applications is encouraged from individuals who are members of an underrepresented minority (URM), disabled, or from a socially, culturally, economically, or educationally disadvantaged background.


Proposals are welcome from those who are:


  • Faculty members no more than 5 years out from completion of all training (fellowship or post-doc)
  • Fellows
  • Residents

Exceptions:


  • Extended family leave
  • Job sharing
  • Military service and deployment.
  • Graduates of APA-sponsored programs that include a focus on research may be granted an additional 3 years beyond completion of the APA program, provided their academic rank is at an Instructor or Assistant Professor-level, or the equivalent. Examples of eligible APA-sponsored programs are Educational and Research Scholars Programs.
  • Individuals with 1- or 2-year career development awards from their home institutions or who have received small external career development awards without salary support.

Applicants requesting extended eligibility should include the following items with their proposal submission:


  • An additional statement of 3 sentences or less describing their situation and rationale for this request. This statement should be provided on a separate document within the application and does NOT count toward the application page limit.
  • The mentor's letter of support should attest to the applicant's commitment to research and support the request for extended eligibility.

Preference is given to those proposals that have the potential to lead to projects of a larger and longer term nature.

How to Apply


If you are interested in applying for APA Young Investigator Award, please click here for further instructions.

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