Since 1888, the society has honored leadership and achievement in academic pediatrics. We continue this important legacy today, even as we expand our initiatives to lift up the next generation. We invite you to please contribute to one or more of the following APS member-supported programs.

Together we will touch many lives as we lift up the next generation, developing the leaders of tomorrow so vital across academic pediatrics. Thank you for your support!

HOWLAND VITISING PROFESSOR PROGRAM – Enables emerging leaders at APS member host institutions to engage with the APS Howland Awardee.
Cost:  $10,000 per host site

APS NEW CENTURY SCHOLARS – Offers resident mentorship aimed at increasing the diversity of the academic pediatric workforce.
Cost:  $10,000 per scholar

APS RAPID SCHOLARS – Through structured mentoring and project funding RAPID supports residents, fellows, and junior faculty who identify as underrepresented in medicine (URIM), disabled, or from a socially, culturally, economically, or educationally disadvantaged background, and who are committed to a career in academic pediatrics.
Cost:  $20,000 per scholar 

PEDIATRIC SCIENTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM – Supports pediatricians with a MD, DO or MD/PhD degree who will devote themselves to academic careers with a strong research component.
$63,000 per scholar