Thank you for your interest in the AAPP Foundation Student Chapter Impact Grants. The  American Association of Psychiatric Pharmacists Foundation (AAPPF) seeks to fund grants to student chapters who develop projects and activities that strive to meet one or more of the goals below: 

  • Impact patient care
  • Address mental health disparities
  • Create awareness of psychiatric pharmacists and their value and contributions as members of the interprofessional treatment team
  • Expand interest in psychiatric pharmacy as a career
  • Reduce the stigma related to mental health and substance use disorders

Activities may include, but are not limited to, events, clinics, and patient education. Carefully read through the grant criteria and timeline before submitting your online application.

2022 Timeline

  • Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Central Time, September 29, 2022
  • Grant recipients notified by November 4, 2022
  • Abstract submissions due for AAPP Annual Meeting (early January 2023)
  • Written reports due on or before April 1, 2023
  • Research/project posters to be displayed during AAPP Annual Meeting (April 16-19, 2023)
  • Presentation during Student Chapter Meeting at AAPP Annual Meeting (April 16, 2023)

Impact Grant Criteria

  1. The AAPP Foundation (AAPPF) will award a maximum of $6,000 annually through the Student Chapter Impact Grant program. Assuming appropriate, quality submissions, AAPPF will award a minimum of one award but can split the $6,000 grant amount between up to three chapters annually at its discretion. Each student chapter awarded a grant will also receive a $500 registration and travel stipend to the next AAPP Annual Meeting for at least 1 chapter representative to attend and serve as a representative. The travel stipend should be included in the project budget submitted with the online application.
  2. The scope of the proposal must be consistent with the goals of the Student Chapter Impact Grants.
  3. The Student Chapter Impact Grant is open only to CPNP/AAPP student chapters, though the student chapter can, and is encouraged to, invite other partner organizations to be involved. Special consideration will be given to projects involving at least one of the following types of partners:
    • Student professional organizations representing other disciplines (i.e., medicine, nursing, social work)
    • Community organizations
    • Advocacy organizations, NAMI on Campus chapters, and like organizations are encouraged
    • Fellow CPNP student chapters or other pharmacy student organization chapters (APhA-ASP, ACCP, AMCP…)
  4. One individual will submit the application and serve as contact and representative for the chapter or project team.
  5. Grant funds will only be distributed to the CPNP/AAPP Student Chapter receiving the award. The student chapter is responsible for sharing proceeds of the grant, if applicable, with partnering organizations as outlined in the grant application.
  6. Applicants must have a chapter advisor/mentor who will be responsible for overseeing the project.
  7. CPNP/AAPP membership is required at the time of submission for all applicants.
  8. AAPP Foundation grant policies apply.

Reporting Requirements

  1. An abstract* must be submitted for poster consideration (early Jan. 2023 deadline) at the AAPP Annual Meeting. If accepted, the chapter representative will present a poster during the assigned poster session. A PDF copy of the poster must be uploaded online as instructed by CPNP/AAPP.
  2. A written report must be submitted to the AAPPF Board on or before April 1, 2023 and should include a reconciled budget wtih final expenses. Additional reporting items include:
    • Background and Details-what, why, impact, audience, final budget, timeline
    • Results-attendance, impact
    • Future recommendations, next possible phases
    • Pictures and/or video (if applicable)
  3. A verbal presentation should be given by the chapter representative during the Student Chapter Meeting following the Student Programming Track at the AAPP Annual Meeting.

*Poster abstract submissions are made through AAPP'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 AAPP Annual Meeting.

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