APA Resident Investigator Award

Program Overview

The APA Board of Directors announces the 2018 award cycle of the APA RIA Program. This Program provides awards of up to $2,500 for research conducted by residents related to child health promotion, health services research, teaching, or patient care.

Projects 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

Projects must be consistent with the goals of the APA. Preference is given to projects that have potential to lead to further studies.

APA RIA Qualifications

The principal investigator and primary mentor of any submitted LOI must be members of the APA or have submitted an application for membership. Receipt of applications is encouraged from individuals who are members of an URM, disabled, or from a socially, culturally, economically, or educationally disadvantaged background.

Applicants must be a resident in an ACGME-approved residency program in the United States or Canada:

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

Questions concerning eligibility may be sent to APA staff at yia@academicpeds.org.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for APA Resident Investigator Award, please click here for further instructions, and ensure you submit all materials specific to your selected funding track.

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