With generous support from Reach Out and Read, the APA Young Investigator Award for Primary Care Strategies for the Promotion of Early Literacy and School Readiness provides financial support for young investigators whose research projects focus on interventions in primary care intended to support the early stages of literacy development and school readiness among children at risk for reading problems or school failure.
Awardees may receive up to $15,000. This award's primary goal is to foster development of young investigators who will advance a research agenda related to:
- Improving early literacy and school readiness among children, especially those at risk for language delay and school problems, through primary care-based interventions, including Reach Out and Read and other related programs.
- Understanding home environmental and other influences (both social and biological) related to early literacy and school readiness to inform development and refinement of primary care interventions.