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The CPNP Foundation is pleased to announce the COVID-19 Care Grant Program. This is an excellent opportunity to receive funding for a research project that will help define the future of psychiatric pharmacy practice and improve the care of patients with psychiatric and neurologic disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of $10,000 will be awarded with grant awards ranging between $2500 to $5000. 


To improve quality of or access to psychiatric pharmacy care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Projects may include, but are not limited to telehealth, community partnerships, care for seniors/geriatric community, resources for counseling, resources for retail/community pharmacists, or strategies to enhance delivery of care.

Grant Recipients

  • Enhancing Psychiatric Care in the COVID Era through Pharmacy-Based Long-Acting Injectable Delivery
    • Principal Investigator: Samantha Vogel, PharmD, BCPP, Clinical Assistant Professor, Behavioral Health Pharmacist, UT Austin College of Pharmacy
    • Grant Amount: $5000
  • Implementation of a Psychiatric Pharmacist driven Mental Health COVID-19 Continuation of Care Clinic
    • Principal Investigator: Andrew Michael Williams, PharmD BCPP BCGP, Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Behavioral Health Pharmacies, Riverside University Health System
    • Grant Amount: $3000
  • Increasing Access to Psychiatric Care During a Global Pandemic through Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner Telehealth Services
    • Principal Investigator: P. Brittany Vickery, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, Associate Professor Wingate University School of Pharmacy, The Free Clinics
    • Grant Amount: $3700

Grant Award Timeline

  • December 15, 2020: Applications are due by 11:59 PM Central Time 
  • February 1, 2021: Grants announced 
  • By April 1, 2021: IRB approval required by this date and grant funding is released 
  • January, 2022: Poster abstract must be submitted to CPNP by the published abstract deadline
  • April 24-27, 2022: Accepted posters will be displayed at the CPNP Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX
  • August, 2022: Grant reports will be presented in writing to the CPNP membership and Foundation donors

The deadline to submit an application has passed and the application portal is closed.