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.

2024 Request for Special Project Proposals

For 2023, the APPD approved funding for the following important projects:

The path to mastery: a qualitative study of clinical teacher professional development

H. Barrett Fromme, MD, MHPE, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine; Bill Cutrer, MD, MEd, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Zareen Zaidi, MD, PhD, George Washington School of Medicine & Health Sciences; Sandrijn van Schaik, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco; Lisa McQueen, MD, University of Chicago; Teri Turner, MD, MPH, MEd, Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital; Reena Karani, MD, MHPE, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
5839 S Maryland Avenue, MC6082
Chicago, IL 60637
Funding: $10,000

Supporting Pediatric Subspecialty Trainees Through Remediation: The Fellowship Directors’

Katherine McVety, MD, Central Michigan University/Children’s Hospital of Michigan; Jerri A. Rose, MD, FAAP, Case Western Reserve University/UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital; Melissa Langhan, MD, MHS, Yale University School of Medicine

Children’s Hospital of Michigan
3901 Beaubien
Detroit, Michigan 48201
Funding: $10,000

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