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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 the 2014-2015 academic year to individual faculty starting 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 23-27, 2016 at the Anaheim Marriott & Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California (Outside of Los Angeles).

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 Sept. 1, 2009. 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.

2015 New Investigator Award Deadlines 

The application for a 2015 New Investigator Award is now closed

Application Instructions and Forms 

2015 NIA Application Instructions

2015 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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 Contact Information

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

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