APS Howland Visiting Professor Program
Next Call for Applications: June 2023
Since 1952, the APS has honored more than 65 esteemed pediatric leaders with the APS John Howland Award, the highest award given by the Society. Each recipient has made significant contributions that have advanced child health.
Now the APS extends the reach of this important award through the APS Howland Visiting Professor Program. Part of the Thought Leadership component of the APS 2019 Strategic Plan, the Program supports hosting the APS John Howland Awardee at up to two APS Member’s academic institution. Two awards of up to $5,000 are designed to support travel, honoraria, and other expenses incurred by the hosting Member’s institution.
Through the APS Howland Visiting Professor Program, APS aims to:
- Advance child health by extending the reach of the wisdom and knowledge of APS Howland awardees beyond the PAS Meeting
- Engage APS Members in active recognition of the Howland Awardee
- Provide value to APS Members and their academic institutions
A Call for Applications opens in June and closes August 1. Selections will be made by the APS Howland Visiting Professor Award Committee by September 1 and announced by October 1. Visits should be completed within 12 months following announcement.
ELIGIBILITY & APPLICATION
Any APS Member in good standing and on faculty at a North American academic institution which is willing and able to host a Visiting Professor may apply to host the APS Howland Visiting Professor.
Pediatric Scientist Development Program (PSDP)
Developing the next generation of diverse pediatrician-scientist leaders through exceptional research training and a robust, multilevel mentorship environment
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS – FEBRUARY 15 DEADLINE
ELIGIBILTY FORM & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The Pediatric Scientist Development Program (PSDP) provides intensive training in research relevant to specialty areas of pediatrics. The goal is to prepare entry-level faculty for research careers in academic pediatrics. Physicians presently in pediatric training programs who wish to train in basic, translational, clinical, or health services research with an established investigator/mentor are encouraged to apply.
- PSDP provides 2-3 years of training for pediatricians with an MD, DO or MD/PhD degree who are committed to a career in academic medicine
- The first and second years of PSDP training will be funded by the NIH or our non-NIH funding partners. Fellows will be supported from their sponsoring departments during their third year of PSDP.
- Fellows in their third year of PSDP will be appointed as instructors or equivalent rank.
- The involvement and support of pediatric department chairs in the nomination, application process, and career development of PSDP scholars are essential to the success of the program
Research in Academic Pediatrics Initiative on Diversity (RAPID)
RAPID targets young scholars (residents, fellows, and junior faculty) who identify as underrepresented in medicine (UIM), disabled, or from a socially, culturally, economically, or educationally disadvantaged background, and who are committed to a career in academic pediatrics.
This initiative was founded by the Academic Pediatric Association in 2012, It was funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), and continues to receive support through this mechanism, providing mentorship and research opportunities to young scholars with specific interests in pediatric obesity, nutrition, and/or sickle cell disease, in addition to other NIDDK research areas (R25DK096944). In 2021, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) joined the initiative. In 2022, the American Pediatric Society and the American Board of Pediatrics began supporting RAPID Scholars, so applicants from any pediatric subspecialty are encouraged to apply.
The program funds:
- Research grants up to $15,000 (for junior faculty and fellows in their last year of fellowship)
- Career and Leadership Development Conference (for residents, fellows, and junior faculty)
The New Century Scholars Resident Mentoring Program, currently sponsored by the Academic Pediatric Association, the American Board of Pediatrics, the American Pediatric Society and the Society for Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics (which sponsors one scholar each year), is a mentorship program aimed at increasing the diversity of the academic pediatric workforce.
The New Century Scholars Resident Mentoring Program (NCS) is a resident-mentorship program aimed at decreasing racial and ethnic disparities by increasing the number of underrepresented in medicine (UiM) academic pediatricians. Recruited during the second year in residency, New Century
Scholars are paired with junior and senior mentors who provide ongoing support to the scholar during residency, career planning, the fellowship application process, and onward. Additionally, New Century Scholars participate in ongoing virtual programming and/or in-person programming held prior to the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting.
Recruited during the second year in residency, New Century Scholars:
- Are paired with junior and senior mentors who provide ongoing support to the scholar during residency, career planning, the fellowship application process, and more
- Participate in ongoing virtual programming and/or in-person programming held prior to the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting
- Receive a grant for PAS registration and travel accommodations
- Attend an annual career development event
- Connect with a cohort of UiM colleagues throughout the United States
- Receive free APA membership for the duration of the program
Applicants must be APA members, in their second year of residency or third year for incoming chief residents or internal medicine/pediatrics or other combined program.