Young Investigator Awards Program Application

YIA Program Application Requirements




APA Membership


Prior to submitting a proposal, please ensure that both you and your chosen primary mentor are members of the APA.


Initial Proposal


Initial proposal submissions must be received by October 9, 2017, at 11:59 PM ET.


Application Checklist (.pdf)

This checklist will help applicants to ensure all materials are completed in the acceptable format. This checklist should not be submitted with the initial proposal application. Each applicant must include the following in their initial proposal submission:

  • Cover Page
  • Letter of Intent (LOI)
  • References for LOI
  • Biographical Sketch
  • Letter of Support from Primary Mentor

Please Note: Incomplete submissions and application materials that exceed the requested page limits will not be considered for review.

A panel, convened by the Chair of the APA Research Committee will review initial submissions and select Principal Investigators (PIs) who will be invited to submit full proposals.


Full Proposal


Application Checklist (.pdf)

This checklist will help applicants to ensure all materials are completed in the acceptable format. This checklist should not be submitted with the full proposal submission. Each applicant must include the following in their full proposal submission:

  • Cover Page
  • Proposal
  • References
  • Budget and Budget Justification
  • Biographical sketch
  • Letter of Support from Primary Mentor

Please Note: Incomplete submissions and application materials that exceed the requested page limits will not be considered for review.

A second study section, convened by the APA Research Committee Chair, will review and score the full proposals, and prepare a summary review to be sent to each PI. Funding decisions will be based on the results of the study section review. PIs will be notified of funding decisions in late January 2018. The number of proposals selected for funding will be determined by the funds available for the given year. The awardees will be announced at the annual Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting.


Proposal Review Criteria


  • Relevance of the proposed project to the selected funding path
  • Likelihood of project success and contribution to evidence base
  • Support from the home institution as well as commitment of the primary mentor
  • Overall quality of the submission

Young Investigator Awards will be given with the understanding that the project is initiated no later than March 2018 and will be completed within 1 year.

All awardees are encouraged to submit abstracts from their projects to a PAS Meeting and to submit a manuscript summarizing the project results to the APA Journal, Academic Pediatrics, for possible publication.


Application Material Templates


The follwing items are examples of application materials:



Any Questions?


Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page before contacting the APA central office with questions. If you do not find the answer to your specific question, you may call 703-556-9222 or send an email to yia@academicpeds.org.


 

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