2021 APCCMPD Awards
Call for Submissions

APCCMPD, CHEST and ATS Education Research Award


The Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors (APCCMPD) is now accepting grant proposals from Fellows-in-Training, junior faculty within 5-years of program completion, Associate Program Directors and/or Training Program Directors, for research projects related to adult pulmonary and critical care graduate medical education. Proposals may encompass any aspect of graduate medical education. Suggested topics, which are not meant to be exclusive, include:

Proposal Requirements

Proposals may encompass any aspect of graduate medical education. Suggested topics, which are not meant to be exclusive, include:

  • Identify and validate processes for assessing the competency of trainees in pulmonary/critical care medicine.
  • Validate novel training methods or training outcomes in pulmonary/critical care medicine.
  • Identify methods and measures to allow translation of medical education into providing quality care.
  • Identify the relationship between organizational change and medical education and how it affects patient care.
  • Develop new educational methods using novel technologies.
  • Develop novel tools or approaches to facilitate GME and training program processes.

Review Previously-Funded Award Projects

Submission Requirements

Applications may be submitted by pulmonary, critical care, and pulmonary/critical care medicine programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

  • The ACGME-accredited program must acknowledge and agree to the terms of the applicant’s application.
  • Only one application per training program will be accepted.
  • The Program Director must be a currently active member of the APCCMPD.
  • All individuals listed on the application must submit a completed NIH Biosketch.

Awardee Recognition

  • A total of $25,000 is expected to be awarded in FY 2021 to support one or two projects.
  • The number of awards is dependent on the number of high-quality applications and their individual budget requirements; it is not the intent that the awards be equal in size.
  • Awardee(s) will be recognized at the 2021 APCCMPD Annual Conference on March 3-5, 2021 in Portland, OR. Awardee(s) will be asked to present a brief overview of their project. Further, at the completion of the project, awardee(s) will be asked to present a summary of the project's results at a future APCCMPD Annual conference. If awarded, it is expected that the awardee(s) institution/division would support travel expenses to the 2021 APCCMPD Annual Conference to accept the award, and to a future APCCMPD Annual Conference to present the final results of the project. Travel expenses to accept the award and present the results should not be included in the proposed project budget.

Submit an Online Application

Submission Information:

Deadline for Submissions:

December 1, 2020

To be considered:

All applications must be submitted online

Once begun:

You will NOT have the ability to save your application and complete it later. Please use the Application and Proposal Requirements Document (below) to prepare your proposal for submission.


1.  Award RFP
2.  Application and Proposal Requirements Document
3.  APCCMPD Project Budget Form
4.  Award Reporting Requirements
5.  Final Budget Reconciliation


Cami Morello, JD
[email protected]