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.

The 2025 Special Project Application Form will be available starting Summer 2024.

For 2024, the APPD approved funding for the following important projects:

Learning from those in the trenches: A qualitative analysis to understand the experience of residents who have undergone remediation


Nicola Orlov, MD, MPH, University of Chicago; David Mills, MD, Medical University of South Carolina; Nathan Goodrich, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center/College of Medicine; Elizabeth Nelsen, MD, SUNY Upstate Medical University; Su-Ting Li, MD, University of California, Davis

University of Chicago
5721 S Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Funding: $8,502

Experiences of learners and program director participants in a novel learner education handover from pediatric residency to subspecialty fellowship


Laura Chiel, MD, Boston Children's Hospital; Debra Boyer, MD, MHPE, Nationwide Children's Hospital; Michael Fishman, MD, Boston Children's Hospital; Katherine Mason, MD, Alpert Medical School at Brown University; Elisa Phillips, MD, Stanford University; Caroline Rassbach, MS, MA Ed, Stanford University; Daniel Schumacher, MD, PhD, MEd, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; Theodore Sectish, MD, Boston Children's Hospital; Daniel Sklansky, MD, University of Wisconsin; Brad Sobolewski, MD, MEd, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Funding: $10,000

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