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.

In July 2020, the AACP Board of Directors adopted a policy on granting, deferring, suspending or revoking AACP honors, awards and leadership positions. The Board was motivated to adopt this policy through recognition that known harassing and discriminatory behavior by individuals in leadership positions or by those who receive honors or awards can contribute to longstanding structural and systemic barriers to participation by all people in academic pharmacy.

Policy

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) confers honors and awards, including but not limited to:

  • elected leadership positions within AACP, its board of directors, councils, sections and special interest groups; 
  • selection for service on standing and ad hoc committees and task forces of the association; 
  • awards made by AACP and its units in recognition of lifetime or specific research and service contributions and achievements; 
  • and the honor of being the name of an award that will be conferred on others.  

Honors and awards are determined in AACP’s judgment and discretion. AACP retains the right to grant, defer or decline to grant an honor or award to any person. AACP also retains the right to revoke or suspend an honor or award already granted if, in its judgment and discretion, AACP determines that it is in the best interests of the field to do so. Suspension means the honor (and the ability of the recipient to exercise any associated privileges and rights) are held in abeyance until notice by AACP that the honor is reinstated or revoked.

Notice

When applying this policy in situations of credible but undetermined questions, AACP is withholding judgment and is not making a statement or determination regarding any individual. Rather, AACP is implementing a prophylactic measure to support the field’s priority efforts to break down longstanding barriers to excellence. Any statement or action to the contrary is prohibited and not authorized by AACP.

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…
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 Innovation in Teaching Award recognizes innovative teaching and learning strategies and assessment methods and provides an opportunity to engage faculty in a process of…
2021–2022 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…
  Program Overview AACP is happy to re-launch the Master Preceptor Recognition Program.  The purpose of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Master…
Call for Nominations The nomination cycle is open from March 1 to June 1, 2020. The Boards of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the American College…
2022 New Investigator Award  The 2022 New Investigator Award grant will be awarded for the 2022–2023 research proposals. The Letter of Intent (LOI) submission deadline is August…
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 leaders in…
AACP is launching a search for 2021 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 excellence…
The Rufus A. Lyman Award is presented annually to the author(s) of the best paper published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Selection…
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…