This program, sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), provides start-up funding for new pharmacy faculty’s research programs. Each grant up to $10,000 maximum (no overhead allowed) will be awarded in January 2016 to individual faculty early in their academic careers at U.S. colleges and schools of pharmacy that are accredited by ACPE (candidate or full accreditation status) and whose institution is a regular institutional member of AACP. In addition, each award winner will receive $1,000 from AACP for required travel to present the investigator’s research findings at the AACP Annual Meeting to be held July 15-19, 2017 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville, Tennessee.An eligible applicant must have an earned terminal degree (Pharm.D., Ph.D., or equivalent) and have a regular full-time faculty appointment at the assistant professor level. The applicant’s initial appointment to a full-time faculty position, whether at a previous or the current institution, must not be earlier than July 1, 2010. Only one application per investigator will be accepted for review. Each applicant is required to identify a research mentor with whom to discuss and review the application before submission. A faculty member who has been a principal investigator on an AACP NIA or equivalent starter grant, on a professional (e.g., ACCP, ASHP, AAPS, PhRMA, etc.), organizational (e.g., American Heart or American Cancer) or federal grant (e.g., NIH, NSF, AHRQ, DOD, CDC etc.) is not eligible to apply. Intramural university or college/school start-up support may be used for supplementing the proposed research. The applicant must be a current individual member of AACP.
July 7, 2015: Portal for submission of Letters of Intent (LOI) opens.
July 31, 2015 (Noon EDT): Deadline for submission of LOI.
August 31, 2015 (Noon EDT): Deadline for New Investigator Award application.
2016 NIA Application Instructions
2016 NIA Application Forms
New Investigator Award FAQs
How to Prepare and Submit Your NIA Application Webinar(18:29 minutes)
2015 New Investigator Award Recipients, Titles and Abstracts
2011-2014 NIA Recipients, Institutions and Titles
Kirsten F. Block, Ph.D.Associate Director of Research and Graduate Programs703-739-2330 ext. 1042
For inquiries, please e-mail: NIA@aacp.org