New Investigator Award

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2024 Award Information

The 2024 New Investigator Award (NIA) Letter of Intent (LOI) portal will is now open, and LOI will be due on October 18, 2023. Please login using your AACP username and password to submit your Letter of Intent application.

Letter of Intent Submission Portal


The 2024 NIA Applications Instructions and FAQ  are available now to assist applicants in preparation of their LOI in anticipation of the portal opening.

For the 2024 NIA, the LOI has been expanded to include the application’s specific aims, encompassing a clear statement of objectives of the proposal, the aims in which to attain the objectives, and the expected outcomes for the research field and the applicant’s career. LOI will be subject to disciplinary review and evaluated based on the proposed objectives, aims and outcomes (please see the NIA Evaluation Criteria for more information.) AACP will invite only a limited number of applicants to submit a full proposal. 

The due date for full proposals, for those invited to submit, will be in December 2023. The format, instructions and evaluation criteria for the 2024 full proposal are expected to be the same as for prior years, but applicants should check the 2024 NIA Application Instructions for updates when preparing their proposals. 

AACP anticipates making four awards of $11,000 each. There will not be a travel stipend for the 2024 NIA, although applicants may budget up to $1000 for travel to the AACP Annual Meeting to present their research findings. Please see the 2024 NIA Application Instructions and FAQ for more information. 

Eligibility Criteria

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 at a U.S. college or school of pharmacy that is accredited by ACPE (either candidate or full accreditation status). The applicant's institution must be a regular institutional member of AACP, and the applicant must also be a current individual member of AACP. The applicant’s initial appointment to a full-time faculty position, whether at a previous or the current institution, must not be earlier than July 1, 2018. A faculty member who has been a PI on an AACP NIA or equivalent starter grant, on a professional (e.g., ACCP, ASHP, AAPS, PhRMA, etc.), organization (e.g., American Heart Association, American Cancer Association, American Brain Tumor Association, etc.) or federal grant (e.g., NIH, NSF, AHRQ, DOD, CDC, etc.) is not eligible to apply. Proposals from applicants who do not meet these eligibility criteria will not be reviewed.

Resubmission of previously unfunded NIA proposals is acceptable, and those applicants should include an additional page in their proposal in which to address previous reviewer comments.

The AACP NIA is covered by the AACP Research Misconduct Policy, with which NIA recipients are expected to comply.