Young Investigator Awards

Program Overview

The APA Board of Directors announces the 2018 award cycle of the Young Investigator Awards Program. This program provides awards of up to $15,000 for research conducted by fellows or junior faculty who are focused on child health promotion, health services research, teaching, or patient care.

Applicants and their chosen primary mentors must be members of the APA. Projects must be consistent with the goals of the APA. Preference is given to projects that have the potential to lead to further studies.

The 2018 funding tracks are as follows:

  • The APA Young Investigator Award broadly funds projects in health services research, medical education, adolescent medicine, public health, epidemiology, emergency medicine, child maltreatment, hospitalist medicine, developmental/behavioral pediatrics, and other general pediatric clinic research domains.
  • The APA YIA Award for Primary Care Strategies for the Promotion of Early Literacy and School Readiness supported by Reach Out and Read funds research projects that 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.
  • The Nutrition in Underserved Communities Young Investigator Award YIA Award funds research focused on improving nutrition and nutrition-related health issues in children, ages 0-21, in low-income populations.

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

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