The CPNP Foundation supports the Defining the Future Grant Program designed specifically for students/CPNP student chapters, residents, and fellows interested in psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy. This is an excellent opportunity to receive funding for a research project that will help define the future of neuropsychiatric pharmacy practice and improve the care of patients with psychiatric and neurologic disorders.


To create a competitive selection process challenging students and residents to research innovative and cutting-edge practices that will impact the care of patients into the future, to share this work within the field of pharmacy, and to provide financial support to achieve these outcomes.

Grant Award

Grant applications are accepted annually May-August, and up to three applicants are awarded $1500 each to fund their research project and poster presentation. Depending on the number of suitable applications, not all the grants may be awarded.

2018 Timeline

  • Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Central Time, August 31, 2018
  • Grants announced October 1, 2018
  • Poster abstract must be submitted to CPNP by the published January 2019 deadline
  • Accepted posters will be displayed at the CPNP Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT, April 7-10, 2019

Grant Criteria

  1. The scope of the proposal must be consistent with the vision and mission of the Foundation.
  2. The project must be completed by a student or resident/fellow. Student chapters are encouraged to apply. One individual will submit the application as the representative for the chapter or project team.
  3. Applicants must have a faculty member or residency/fellowship program advisor who will be responsible for overseeing the project and managing the budget.
  4. Interdisciplinary projects are encouraged.
  5. The project abstract must be submitted for poster consideration at the CPNP Annual Meeting  (early January submission deadline) and completed in time to present the results at the annual meeting in Salt Lake City, UT, April 7-10, 2019.* Preference will be given to projects that include a presentation and publication schedule in the proposal.
  6. Applicant's CV and a letter of support from a faculty member, residency/fellowship program advisor, or institutional administrator must be uploaded as part of the grant application.
  7. The grant application and proposed budget must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time on August 31. Awards will be announced by October 1.

*Poster abstract submissions are made through CPNP's usual electronic poster submission process to be peer-reviewed by the abstracts and awards committee. The accepted grant recipient posters will be displayed in the poster hall at the assigned time during the CPNP Annual Meeting.


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2017 Grant Recipient Posters

Grantees were required to submit an abstract of their research for poster consideration at the 2018 CPNP Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana. All three abstracts were accepted, and Amanda Colistro's project was the winner of the 2018 CPNP Foundation Strategic Goals Award. The PDF of each poster is available to view by clicking the hyperlinks below.

Amanda Colistro*, PharmD Student, Midwestern University: Safe Opioid Prescribing Course Effect on Opioid Overdose Knowledge and Attitude Scales Across Multidisciplinary Students

*2018 CPNP Foundation Strategic Goals Award recipient

Andrew Naglich, PharmD, VA North Texas Healthcare System: Association of SSRI/ SNRI Treatment with Substance Use Disorder Symptom Severity in Veterans with PTSD

Deepika Rao, Graduate Student, Duquesne University: Community Pharmacist and Substance Abuse Disorders: Attitudes, Knowledge and Practice.

2016 Grant Recipient Posters

As a requirement of grant, the 2016 grant recipients submitted their research abstracts for poster consideration at the 2017 CPNP annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. All four abstracts were accepted, and a PDF of each poster is available to view.

Andrew Kluemper, PharmD, University of Colorado Health & Anschutz and Lowry Internal Medicine Clinics, conducted a project entitled “Effect of Primary Care Provider Stigma on Appropriate PHQ-9 Administration.”

Jenni Ladutko, PharmD*, Veterans Administration Salt Lake City Healthcare System, will complete her project entitled “Implementation of a PolyphArmacy Clinic in Vulnerable Elders (PAVE Clinic) Within an Integrated Patient Aligned Care Team.”.

*2017 CPNP Foundation Strategic Goals Award recipient

Samantha Themas, PharmD, Memorial Outpatient Behavioral Health Center, will research “Effect of Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Intervention on Metabolic Markers in Patients Receiving Long-acting Antipsychotic Injections.

Tu Vuong, PharmD student from University of Southern California, will assess “Incorporating Clinical Pharmacy Service into Depression Management at a Primary Care Clinic.

2015 Grant Recipient Posters

Lauren J. Heath, PharmD: Influence of Patient Stigma on Depression Remission

Carroline P. Lobo, MS: Stigma in Adults with Fibromyalgia Syndrome and Migraine: A Comparative Analysis of Perceptions of Invalidation

Courtney Slough, PharmD: Comprehensive medication management (CMM) provided to veterans in an outpatient traumatic brain injury (TBI) clinic at a Veteran Affairs Medical Center

Natalie Valentino, PharmD: Assessment of Rationale in Refusal of Take-home Naloxone by Veterans at Risk for Opioid Overdose in the Primary Care Setting