The principal investigator and his/or chosen mentor(s) 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:
- Faculty members no more than 5 years out from completion of all training (fellowship or post-doc)
- Other individuals involved in research aligned with the APA's mission who are within 5 years of completion of training
- Extended family leave
- Job sharing
- Military service and deployment
- Graduates of APA Scholars Programs that include a focus on research may be granted an additional 3 years beyond completion of the APA Scholars Programs, provided their academic rank is at an Instructor or Assistant Professor-level, or the equivalent.
Applicants requesting extended eligibility should include the following items with their proposal submission:
- An additional statement of 3 sentences or less describing their situation and rationale for this request. This statement should be provided on a separate document and does NOT count toward the application page limit.
- The primary mentor's letter should also support this request for extended eligibility and attest to the applicant's commitment to research.
Previous RAPID Scholars and YIA recipients are not eligible to apply.