Build Your CV with the Career Advancement Scholarship

PAEA is rebranding the Scientific Meeting Scholarship as the Career Advancement Scholarship to increase educators engaged in research and scholarly activities. It allocates $10,000 per fiscal year to award scholarships of up to $2,000 to PA faculty and full-time PA program staff presenting research posters or presentations at scientific meetings with a preference for meetings and conferences other than the PAEA Education Forum or the AAPA Conference. This scholarship is intended to stimulate faculty and staff to work toward developing research suitable for presentation at national meetings and increase the visibility of PAs and PA faculty researchers at meetings where high-level health care decision makers are present.  

The scholarship renewal extends funding to other professional development opportunities such as webinars, skill building courses, and certificate programs. The pandemic exposed the limits of conference funding and prompted us to offer support for faculty members to enhance their research skills and learn new research methods, software, or research models.  

Learn more about the scholarship eligibility and guidelines on the PAEA website. If you are interested in applying, please email the following materials to

  • Completed application 
  • Rationale for scholarship request, as described in the application form 
  • A notice or letter of acceptance to the conference, meeting, or proof of training registration 
  • A copy of your accepted abstract or proposal, as submitted to the conference or meeting if you are making a presentation. 

If you do not receive confirmation of receipt within two business days, please call 703-651-8540 and contact PAEA Research with any questions at