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AAPA Small Research Grants Application

The AAPA invites qualified researchers to apply for a AAPA Small Research Grant (SRG). The SRG is intended to support new research which will be submitted for publication and for presentation at AAPA national conferences.

The goal of the SRG program to support research for PAs who otherwise do not have access to institutional resources (e.g., time free from teaching or clinical practice, access to graduate student support, internal funding mechanisms, grant writing resources) to support a sustained record of external funding. The SRG is especially intended to provide seed funding to help individuals build their research portfolio and successfully apply for larger grants.

Researchers who wish to use existing AAPA data sets may find the public use file documentation on our Bibliography and Resources page.

Prior to completing your application, we recommend you learn more about the program and what an application entails by downloading the AAPA Small Research Grants documentation. Please note that all materials will be requested as a .pdf with the exception of the budget which may also be an .xls. 

Noël Smith, Senior Director of PA and Industry Research and Analysis, will be hosting office hours during the open call for proposals. All meetings will be hosted using Microsoft Teams. Times listed are EST.
October 12, 2021 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.
October 22, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

Please send all questions to [email protected] and include SRG in the subject line. You should have a response within 2 business days.

Applications must be submitted no later than November 7, 2021, at 11:59 pm PST.
Tell us about yourself. 
AAPA Member *This question is required.
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As a reminder, when you upload each of the sections of the proposal, you will need to upload the files as a .pdf with the exception of the budget portion. Please note that you may be asked to provide blinded and unblinded copies of each.

All proposal bodies must include an unblinded copy for AAPA and a blinded copy for the reviewers.
Abstract—The abstract is limited to 250 words. This will be included on aapa.org.
Research question(s) and/or problem statement—Include a succinct research question or problem statement.
Background—Include a brief background for the project and a review of the literature.
Objectives, aims, or hypotheses—Should be clear and concise and address the research question or problem statement.
Methods—Include information regarding sampling and data collection, or the dataset to be purchased, timeline for completion, and if applicable, IRB review information.
Analytic plan—Include details regarding a specific quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis plan, and how the plans relate to the research question(s).
Impact statement—Include what new knowledge will be generated and the significance of the research questions to AAPA’s priorities and the PA profession
Dissemination plans—Include how the findings will be shared within or outside the PA profession.

Proposal body should not exceed 8 pages. Appendices have no page limitations.
Font—Times New Roman, 12 pt.
Spacing—Line spacing set to 1.5
Margins—1” all around
Include running header on all materials.
Include page numbers on all materials.
Blinding—Identifying information should be removed from all materials to be submitted blinded. This may include letterhead, researcher(s)’ name and contact information, geography identifiers, and the name of any collaborators.
File names should be blinded and may best match the running head for the proposal body (e.g., Optimizing Team Efficiency Proposal.pdf; Optimizing Team Efficiency References.pdf)
 
The abstract is limited to 250 words. This will be included on aapa.org. 
Include a succinct research question or problem statement.
This question requires a valid currency format.
You will first upload the BLINDED materials. 
Full proposal body  [Blinded] *This question is required.Be sure to follow the instructions in the documentation on blinding your proposal body. Include the abstract and the research question in addition to have copied them above. 
Itemized budget [Blinded] *This question is required.Include justification for expenses where needed.
Survey instrument(s) [Blinded]If the study includes survey development, submit a draft or outline of the instrument. 
Description of any collaborative efforts with other researchers [Blinded]Include letters of support from those parties.
Now we will ask for the UNBLINDED materials. 
Full proposal body  [Unblinded] *This question is required.Be sure to follow the instructions in the documentation on blinding your proposal body. Include the abstract and the research question in addition to have copied them above.
Itemized budget [Unblinded] *This question is required.Include justification for expenses where needed. 
 
Survey instrument(s) [Unblinded]If the study includes survey development, submit a draft or outline of the instrument. 
CV(s) for the PI and Co-PIs [Unblinded] *This question is required.Must be complete. 
Description of any collaborative efforts with other researchers [Unblinded]Include letters of support from those parties. 
References [Unblinded] *This question is required.Format in AMA style, may be single spaced.
Roles and responsibilities of all the researchers [Unblinded] *This question is required.Include for all of the researchers involved with the project along with the time commitment each will put forth.
Letter from organization attesting the support for the proposed research [Unblinded]