The Don Pedersen Research Grants Program is intended to foster PA faculty development in the area of research. The program encourages research about both PA education and PA workforce issues. The program is not intended to fund research on clinical practice.
Grants of up to $7,000 may be awarded, with a total possible allotment of $21,000.
Applications to the 2020 cycle of the Don Pedersen Research Grants Program must be submitted through the PAEA Research online application platform no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 1, 2020. You may view a user guide for the application platform here.
Questions concerning this grant program should be addressed to research@PAEAonline.org or call 703-677-4353.
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Applying for the Program
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Webinar: Writing a Successful Proposal
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The Don Pedersen Research Grants program initially began in 1997 as the Association of Physician Assistant Programs Research Institute Small Grants program. Pedersen’s first donation to the program occurred that same year. The present endowment, with donations and subsequent board contributions, was created in 2013 to fully fund the program. The name of the grants program was then changed to the Don Pedersen Research Grants program to honor Pedersen’s generous contributions.