Grants / Special Projects

The 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, strategic plan, and our task force charges. 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. APPD Special Project RFP

For 2017, the APPD approved funding for the following important projects:

Can a mindfulness curriculum prevent burnout during pediatric internship? A multi-center randomized control trial
Investigators -
Yarden S. Fraiman, MD (PGY2)
Colin M. Sox, MD, MS
Division of General Pediatrics
Boston University School of Medicine
88 East Newton Street, Vose Hall #307
Boston, MA 02118
Funding: $10,000

Evaluation of a Curriculum Educating Pediatric Residents to Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Androgynous (LGBTQA+) Youth
Brian Lurie, MD MPH
Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Director, HealthStart Clinic, Atlantic Health/ Goryeb Children’s Hospital
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
Funding: $10,000


Complete List of Funded Projects