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New Investigator Award 

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.

2016 New Investigator Award Important Dates

July 31, 2015 (Noon EDT): Deadline for submission of LOI.

August 31, 2015 (Noon EDT): Deadline for New Investigator Award application.

Application Instructions and Forms


The 2016 NIA application portal is now closed.


2016 NIA Application Instructions

2016 NIA Application Forms

New Investigator Award FAQs

How to Prepare and Submit Your NIA Application Webinar(18:29 minutes)

Current and Former Award Recipients

2015 New Investigator Award Recipients, Titles and Abstracts

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Last updated on: 9/1/2015 9:14 AM 

 Contact Information

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

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