This program, sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), provides start-up funding for new pharmacy faculty’s research programs. Each grant up to $10,000 maximum (no overhead allowed) will be awarded in the 2013-2014 academic year to individual faculty starting their academic careers at U.S. colleges and schools of pharmacy that are accredited by ACPE (candidate or full accreditation status) and whose institution is a regular institutional member of AACP. In addition, each award winner will receive $1,000 from AACP for required travel to present the investigator’s research findings at the AACP Annual Meeting to be held July 11-15, 2015 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland (near Washington, DC). An eligible applicant must have an earned terminal degree (Pharm.D., Ph.D., or equivalent) and have a regular full-time faculty appointment at the assistant professor level. The applicant’s initial appointment to a full-time faculty position, whether at a previous or the current institution, must not be earlier than September 1, 2008. Only one application per investigator will be accepted for review. Each applicant is required to identify a research mentor with whom to discuss and review the application before submission. A faculty member who has been a principal investigator on an AACP NIA or equivalent starter grant, on a professional (e.g., ACCP, ASHP, AAPS, PhRMA, etc.), organizational (e.g., American Heart or American Cancer) or federal grant (e.g., NIH, NSF, AHRQ, DOD, CDC etc.) is not eligible to apply. Intramural university or college/school start-up support may be used for supplementing the proposed research. The applicant must be a current individual member of AACP.
Information for the 2014-2015 application cycle will be available in June 2014. Tentative deadlines: Letter of Intent: August 1, 2014Complete Application: September 2, 2014.
2013-2014 New Investigator Award Recipients
2012-2013 New Investigator Award Recipients
2007-2008 to Present
Yuen-Sum (Vincent) Lau, Ph.D.Vice President of Research and Graduate EducationChief Science Officer703-739-2330 ext. 1027
Diane L. Drakeley, B.S.Research and Education Program Manager703-739-2330 ext. 1019
For inquiries, please email to: NIA@aacp.org