APA Resident Investigator Award

Funding Path Overview

The APA Resident Investigator Award provides awards of up to $2,500 for research conducted by residents related to:

  • Child health promotion
  • Health services research
  • Teaching
  • Patient care


The principal investigator and primary mentor of each submitted proposal must be members of the Academic Pediatric Association.

Receipt of applications is encouraged from individuals who are members of an underrepresented minority (URM), disabled, or from a socially, culturally, economically, or educationally disadvantaged background.

Proposals are welcome from those who are:

  • 1st or 2nd year residents
  • 3rd year residents in a Med-Peds residency

Previous Young Investigator Awardees are not eligible to apply.


This is a one-time award for 1 year. Multi-year funding requests will not be considered.

Proposals must specifically address one of the following areas in general pediatrics:

  • Health services research
  • Medical or housestaff education
  • Adolescent medicine
  • Public health
  • Epidemiology
  • Emergency medicine
  • Child maltreatment
  • Hospitalist medicine
  • Developmental/behavioral pediatrics
  • Other pediatric clinical research domains in general pediatrics

Preference is given to those proposals that have the potential to lead to projects of a larger and longer term nature.

How to Apply

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