The contributions of outstanding faculty at colleges and schools of pharmacy are annually recognized with a series of awards presented at AACP meetings. Awards recognize excellence in education, research, publication and public service. For a description of each award, its selection criteria and nomination instructions, follow the links on this page.

Policy on Honors, Awards and Leadership Positions

In July 2020, the AACP Board of Directors adopted a policy affirming AACP’s right to grant, defer or decline to grant an honor or award, including a leadership position, to any person. Conferral of honors and awards by AACP are privileges exercised at AACP’s discretion, and AACP expects all recipients of honors and awards to embody the highest standards of professional and personal ethical behavior. AACP will therefore not confer any honor, award or leadership position when, in its discretion, there has been a determination or credible question of unethical behavior. A determination of unethical behavior may also result in suspension or revocation of an existing honor, award or leadership position. Read the full policy.

Awards Calendar

 
Award Opens Deadline
Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator October 12/4/23
Volwiler Research Achievement October 12/4/23
Lifetime Acheivement Award October 12/4/23
Rufus A. Lyman November January
Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service March 9/30/22
Education Awards
Award Opens Deadline
Innovation in Teaching Award September LOI: 11/2/23
Full: 2/22/24
Award for Excellence in Assessment September

LOI: 11/2/23
Full: 2/22/24

Distinguished Teaching Scholar Award September 12/7/23
Emerging Teaching Scholar Award October 2/22/24
Grace and Herald Sewell Memorial Fund Stipend May June
Preceptor Awards
Award Opens Deadline
Distinguished Preceptor Recognition Program September January
Preceptors of the Year July November
Research Awards, Grants and Fellowships
Award Opens Deadline
NAM Pharmacy Fellowship March 6/1/22
New Investigator Award September LOI:  10/18/23
Full: 12/13/23
Paul R. Dawson Award for Excellence in Patient Care Research October 12/4/2023
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grant September 1/4/24

Awards

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy invites applications for the AACP Award for Excellence in Pharm.D. Program Assessment. This award acknowledges an assessment…
Program Overview AACP is happy to relaunch the Distinguished Preceptor Recognition Program.  The purpose of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)…
The AACP Distinguished Teaching Scholar Award is designed to recognize excellence of our academic pharmacy faculty engaged in and/or supporting scholarly teaching and the…
The AACP Council of Faculties (COF) Emerging Teaching Scholar Award is designed to recognize excellence of our academic pharmacy faculty engaged in and/or supporting scholarly…
Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund Stipends Stipend Program Administered by the AACP Library and Information Sciences Section (LIS) Librarians who serve colleges of pharmacy…
The AACP Research and Graduate Affairs committee, under the leadership of Chair Kathy Giacomini and Vice Chair Vicki Ellingrod, is developing a longitudinal (6-8 month), hybrid…
The Innovation in Teaching Award recognizes innovative teaching and learning strategies and assessment methods and provides an opportunity to engage faculty in a process of…
2023–2024 Award Information The Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award is presented annually to one college or school of pharmacy, demonstrating a major…
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes and promotes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and to pharmacy…
Call for Nominations The nomination cycle is open from March 4 to June 3, 2024. The Boards of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the American College…
  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…
Recipients of the New Investigator Award (NIA) are allowed to request additional time beyond the end of a project period to complete the project's scope of work. Please note that…
The intent of the Paul R. Dawson Award for Excellence in Patient Care Research is to recognize annually an active scientist within the ranks of pharmacy education as a leader in…
AACP has launched a search for 2023 Preceptors of the Year identified by colleges and schools of pharmacy, who will receive a 2-year complimentary AACP individual affiliate…
The Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award is named for the late Robert K. Chalmers, former AACP president and distinguished educator and recognizes…
The Rufus A. Lyman Award is presented annually to the author(s) of the best paper published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.…
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grants (SOTL) sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical…
The Volwiler Research Achievement Award was established as the research prize in academic pharmacy to honor the late Ernest H. Volwiler, former president and research director of…