APPD is committed to investment in members through grants and special projects.

The Special Projects Program provides financial support for projects that further the APPD’s mission and strategic plan. Through the process described below, the APPD may grant up to $10,000 per selected project. The Board of Directors will determine the funds available for this program annually. The number of awards will be dependent on the funds available and the size of the grant requests of the selected projects. Proposals are due each January.

2022 Request for Special Project Proposals

For 2021, the APPD approved funding for the following important project:

Is Blinding Best? Working to Mitigate Unconscious Bias in Pediatric Residency Applications

Jennifer Kesselheim, MD, MEd, Dana Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center; Alan Schwartz, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago; Debra Boyer, MD, MHPE, Boston Children’s Hospital; Hayley Gans, MD, Stanford School of Medicine; Danielle Shin, MD, PhD, Stanford School of Medicine; Nicole Washington, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Rebecca Blankenburg, MD, MPH, Stanford School of Medicine

Dana Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
450 Brookline Ave., Dana 3104
Boston, MA 02215
Funding: $9,000

For a complete list of funded projects dating back to 2005, click here.