Don Pedersen Research Grant: Applications Close October 31

Are you an early-career PA faculty member with a passion for research? Be sure to submit your proposal for the 2021 Don Pedersen Research Grant by 11:59 p.m. ET on October 31.

The program encourages research about both PA education and PA workforce issues. It is intended to foster PA faculty development in research, supports early-career PA faculty and proposals that address PAEA’s priority areas:

  • Increasing capacity in clinical education
  • Attracting and retaining students and faculty from diverse backgrounds

Several grants of up to $7,000 may be awarded, with a total possible allotment of $21,000.

Preference will favor:

  • PA faculty who are early-career or new to research who have not been previously funded by another PAEA research grant program
  • PA faculty who are early-career or new to research who partner with senior researcher co-investigators

Applications must be submitted through the PAEA Research online application platform no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 31, 2021. You may view a user guide for the application platform here

Need Advice or Mentorship on Your Proposal?

Members of the PAEA Research Mission Advancement Commission, Grants and Scholarship Review Committee, and PAEA Research staff are available to answer questions and provide guidance on proposals. Please send your request to and include “Don Pedersen” in the subject line of your email.

Apply Today.