AAP Funding Opportunity in Pediatric Tobacco Control: Building the Field Program

Dear COCME members,

The AAP Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence Visiting Lectureship Program provides grants of up to $3,000 to support two-day, customized, educational meetings aimed at protecting children and families from secondhand tobacco smoke exposure. Visiting Lectureships are designed to integrate tobacco control and prevention efforts into medical education, health departments and state or national pediatric organizations, both in the U.S. and abroad. Full information, application forms and descriptions of past awards are available on the AAP Richmond Center website.

The deadline for submissions is November 17, 2017 and award notifications will be made by the end of December.

New Investigator Grants:

The AAP Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence New Investigator grants are designed to stimulate involvement of pediatricians and other child health researchers in innovative research to protect children from tobacco smoke exposure. The program provides one-year grants of up to $12,000 to new faculty, fellows, and residents to conduct research related to children and secondhand/thirdhand smoke. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis; preference is given to studies with the potential to lead to future, larger-scale research. Projects must be consistent with the goals of the AAP Richmond Center.

The Call for New Investigator proposals are currently opened, and preliminary applications are due November 17, 2017. Selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals by the end of December. If selected full proposals will be due January 30, 2018 and funding announcements will be made in March 2018. Please visit the AAP Richmond Center Website for information on how to apply for the call.

For questions about the above funding opportunities, please contact the AAP Richmond Center at richmondcenter@aap.org.