New Investigator Research Grant

Sponsored by the ASHP Foundation

The 2015 application cycle is now closed. Please check back in Summer 2016 for information about the next program offering or sign up for the ASHP Foundation E-news for updates.

This research grant program supports practice-based research, conducted by pharmacist new investigators and related to advancing pharmacy practice. The primary goal of the program is to support quality research to advance pharmacy practice. A secondary goal is to develop new investigators’ research skills while fostering development of mentoring relationships with more experienced senior investigators.
The proposed practice-based research must be aligned with:

  • The vision, mission and critical issues of the ASHP Foundation;
  • The set of assumptions, beliefs and recommendations for advancing pharmacy practice from the November 2010 ASHP/ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative (PPMI) Summit or  the recommendations from the March 2014 ASHP Ambulatory Care Conference & Summit.

Submission of studies that evaluate pharmacy practice models in hospitals, health systems and other ambulatory settings is invited. Practice-based research affects a wide range of practice model topics; including the utilization of technology, role delineation changes for the pharmacists and non-pharmacists, or enhancing patient care opportunities for pharmacists. Applicants should utilize the recommendations from the PPMI Summit and the Ambulatory Care Conference & Summit in the PAI Resource Center to identify relevant topics for this grant program.

Funding Information

Two $20,000 grants will be awarded. Grants will be awarded to pharmacist new investigators to provide funding for specific practice-based research related to advancing pharmacy practice models in hospitals and health systems and are not intended for long-term support of research programs. Facilities and administrative cost rates that do not exceed 8 percent of the total requested budget are allowed.

Application Process
Please submit letters of intent when available using the electronic submission process. Full eligibility requirements and application procedures will be included in the application policies and guidelines.

Proposed Timeline for the 2015-2016 Program Offering

  • Submission materials available: July 13, 2015
  • Letter of Intent deadline: September 28, 2015
  • Full application available: Fall 2015
  • Full application deadline: February 19, 2016
  • Grantees announced: May 2016

Webinar: How to Submit a Successful Application
If you are interested in applying for this grant program, we encourage you to watch our pre-recorded webinar for applicants. The entire process is explained by ASHP Foundation Vice President Barbara B. Nussbaum, R.Ph., M.S., Ph.D.

Grant Recipients
Learn more about grants funded in this year and in previous years.