The APA accepts donations for specific programs or unrestricted donations that fund its operations and programs that nurture the academic success and career development of child health professionals. Contributions may be directed to the endowment (only interest dollars will be spent), or to a program-specific activity in which you have a particular interest:
- Fellows Scholarships
- New Century Scholars Program
- Practice-based Research Networks
- Resident Programs
- Young Investigator Awards
Donations may be made in one of several methods:
- Individual gifts
- Donations in the form of a memorial or tribute
- Giving Options:
- donation of appreciated stock
- annual contribution
- assignment of appreciated stock, real estate or cash to the APA as part of estate planning
- bequeath to APA in your will
- Pledges (over a specified time period)
If individuals would like to make a donation in a previous member’s name, they may do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and noting that their unrestricted or restricted donation was in honor of an individual and provide the name of that individual. We track these donations internally and notify families about these donations and their amounts regularly.
Donations designated as unrestricted will fund programs that nurture the academic success and development of child health professionals engaged in research, advocacy, improvement science, and educational scholarship to enhance the health and well-being of all children.
Beginning in 1998, the APA received financial support to bring fellows to the annual meeting. Over 100 fellows have been recipients of these funds. Our goal is to provide support for many more.
Joel Alpert Endowment
The Joel Alpert Endowment was established in 2016 by the APA to honor research that helps improve the health and underserved children through service, education or advocacy.
New Century Scholars
The New Century Scholars Program is a mentorship program aimed at increasing the diversity of the academic general pediatric workforce through the mentorship of underrepresented minority (URM) pediatric residents who have an interest in pursuing careers in academic pediatrics.
APA’s Research Networks are practice-based research networks dedicated to advancing newborns’ and children’s health through research. CORNET is a practice-based research network composed of resident continuity clinics. BORN is the only practice-based research network dedicated to increasing the evidence base of term and late-term newborns.
The APA funds multiple programs that focus on the career development of residents including travel grants to local Region meetings.
Young Investigator Awards
This program provides small grants (up to $10,000) to academic generalists in the earliest stages of their careers. Although there have been more than 500 applicant requests, only 42 awards have been made due to limited resources.
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