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New Investigator Award 

This program, sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), provides start-up funding for the independent research programs of early-career pharmacy faculty. Each grant of up to $10,000 maximum (no overhead allowed) will be awarded in January 2017. Intramural university or college/school start-up support may be used to supplement the proposed research.

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 at a U.S. college or school of pharmacy that is accredited by ACPE (either candidate or full accreditation status). The applicant's institution must be a regular institutional member of AACP, and the applicant must also be a current individual member of AACP. 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, 2011. 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 Association, American Cancer Association, American Brain Tumor Association, etc.) or federal grant (e.g. NIH, NSF, AHRQ, DOD, CDC, etc.) as a faculty member is not eligible to apply. Proposals from applicants who do not meet these eligibility criteria will not be reviewed.

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. Resubmission of previously unfunded NIA proposals is acceptable, and those applicants should include an additional page in their proposal in which to address previous reviewer comments.

Each recipient of the 2017 NIA will also receive a $1,000 travel award from AACP to present the investigator's research findings at the AACP Annual Meeting to be held July 21-25, 2018 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel & Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

2017 New Investigator Award Important Deadlines

July 29, 2016 (5:00 p.m. EDT): Deadline for submission of LOI.

August 29, 2016 (5:00 p.m. EDT): Deadline for New Investigator Award application.


Application Forms and Instructions

 

The 2017 NIA application portal will open July 1.


2017 NIA Application Forms
2017 NIA Application Instructions
New Investigator Award FAQs
New Investigator Award Review Rubric

 

Current and Former Award Recipients

2016 New Investigator Award Recipients, Titles and Abstracts

2011-2015 NIA Recipients, Institutions and Titles 

Last updated on: 6/7/2016 1:20 PM 

 Contact Information

Kirsten F. Block, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Research and Graduate Programs
703-739-2330 ext. 1042

Joan M. Lakoski, Ph.D.
Vice President of Research and Graduate Education
Chief Science Officer
703-739-2330 ext. 1040

For inquiries, please e-mail: NIA@aacp.org  
 
 

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