SPR Awards and Funding Opportunities

SPR and APS Joint Award

Mary Ellen Avery Award

Submission Timeline – September 15 – October 31

In 2013, the APS and SPR established and endowed the Mary Ellen Avery Award.  This award honors Dr. Avery’s outstanding lifetime achievements and seminal contributions to neonatal health through her discovery of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), her research and academic leadership, and her outstanding service to pediatrics and neonatology.

With this award the APS and SPR seek to recognize a pediatric investigator who has made important contributions to neonatal health through basic or translational research.

Eligibility:

  • Pediatric investigator with a sustained record of excellence as a neonatal health investigator.
  • Record of substantive:
    • Neonatal health research contributions.
    • Impact on the field.
    • National and international recognition.

Nomination:

  • Detailed Letter of Nomination*.
  • Three Letters of Support*.
  • Letters should provide ample evidence of a Nominee’s substantive:
    • Neonatal health research contributions.
    • Impact on the field.
    • National and international recognition.
  • Nominee curriculum vitae with bibliography of published works.
    • An asterisk (*) should identify the five papers that the Nominee’s regards as his/her most significant contributions.
    • Research productivity by the Nominee’s mentees should be indicated by highlighting the names of these individuals in each publication.

* Note:  The Nominator may not also author a Letter of Support.  Members of the Selection Committee may not nominate or support nominations.

Selection:

  • The Committee for the Mary Ellen Avery Award is solely responsible for selection.
  • Selection is made February 2019.

Award: 

  • Scientific presentation (15-minutes) at PAS Meeting session.
  • $1,000 honorarium and plaque presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting.
  • Complimentary PAS Meeting registration.
  • Economy airfare to PAS Meeting, if booked 30 days in advance.
  • Two-nights at PAS hotel, if booked 30 days in advance.
  • Awardee will be invited to serve on the Selection Committee

FOPO Award

Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award

The Federation of Pediatric Organizations (FOPO) is composed of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Academic Pediatric Association, American Pediatric Society, American Board of Pediatrics, Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs, Association of Pediatric Program Directors, and Society for Pediatric Research. The purpose of FOPO is to promote optimal health for children by building on the efforts and expertise of the member organizations, and on the relationships between the member organizations to accomplish shared goals.

The Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award was created in honor of Dr. St. Geme to recognize a pediatrician who is a role model for others to emulate as a clinician, an educator, and/or an investigator. Recipients of this award have had a record of broad and sustained contributions to pediatrics that have had or will have a major impact on child health. Most importantly, the award recognizes those individuals who have “created a future” within the field.

The criteria for the selection of the Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr., MD Leadership Award recipient are as follows:

  • The individual must be a pediatrician who is perceived as a role model for others to emulate, as a clinician, an educator, and/or an investigator.
  • The individual must be a leader who has “created a future” for pediatrics and for children and has played an active role in one or more organizations sponsoring this award.
  • The individual should preferably have a record of broad sustained contributions to pediatrics that have had or will have a major impact on child health.
  • The individual must be currently active in pediatrics.
  • The individual can be a retired member of any of the pediatric organizations sponsoring this award.

Additional Information

SPR Abstract Related Awards and Funding

House Officer Research Award

This award must be applied for at the time of PAS abstract submission.

The Society for Pediatric Research annually honors house officers engaged in pediatric research. These awards are designed to encourage pediatricians in training to pursue careers in academic pediatrics. Winning candidates are selected based on the quality of the work presented in the abstract. Each awardee will receive a $1,000 award. One to three awards will be given.

Eligibility Criteria: House Officer must submit and present the abstract prior to the completion of residency.

Candidates must fulfill the following conditions:

  • Complete the online application form and submit their abstract and supplemental materials by the abstract submission deadline.
  • The applicants need to describe their contribution to the project when asked to provide “brief description of the work performed”.
  • Applicant must be a House Officer or Resident.
  • Applicant must submit and be able to present the abstract at the PAS Meeting prior to the completion of residency.
  • First authorship on an abstract submitted to the PAS Meeting. The abstract must be accepted for presentation at the PAS Meeting to be considered.
  • Letter from the senior investigator or sponsor that includes a statement that the work was performed by the nominee and fully addresses the role the candidate had in the work and why the caliber of this study is worthy of a national award.
  • The recipient must present the study at the PAS Meeting.

Applications that do not meet the conditions stated above will not be considered for the awards. The accuracy of the abstract and application is the applicants’ responsibility. Please proofread carefully before submitting. After submission, no corrections will be permitted. By submitting, you are approving the accuracy of your abstract and application.

Student Research Award

This award must be applied for at the time of PAS abstract submission.

The Society for Pediatric Research annually honors students engaged in pediatric research. These awards are designed to encourage pediatricians in training to pursue careers in academic pediatrics. Winning candidates are selected based on the quality of the work presented in the abstract. Each awardee will receive a $1,000 award. Three to six awards will be given; one to two in each of the categories below:

  • D./Ph.D. and Ph.D. Students:
    Eligibility Criteria: Student must submit and present abstract prior to the student receiving his/her M.D./Ph.D. or Ph.D. degree
  • Medical Students
    Eligibility Criteria: Student must submit and present abstract prior to the student receiving his/her M.D. degree.
  • High School and College Students
    Eligibility Criteria: Student must submit and present abstract prior to the student receiving his/her B.S./B.A degree.
  • Complete the online application form and submit their abstract and supplemental materials by the abstract submission deadline.
  • The applicants need to describe their contribution to the project when asked to provide “brief description of the work performed”.
  • First authorship on an abstract submitted to the PAS Meeting. The abstract must be accepted for presentation at the PAS Meeting to be considered.
  • Letter from the senior investigator or sponsor that includes a statement that the work was performed by the nominee and fully addresses the role the candidate had in the work and why the caliber of this study is worthy of a national award.
  • The recipient must present the study at the PAS Meeting.

Applications that do not meet the conditions stated above will not be considered for the awards. The accuracy of the abstract and application is the applicants’ responsibility. Please proofread carefully before submitting. After submission, no corrections will be permitted. By submitting, you are approving the accuracy of your abstract and application.

PAS Meeting Travel Grant Program

Grants must be applied for at the time of PAS abstract submission.

The Pediatric Academic Societies will award travel grants in the amount of $500 plus complimentary meeting registration to attend the PAS Annual Meeting. Travel grants are possible to runner-ups among the Fellow’s Basic & Clinical Research Award categories only. Indicate your interest by checking the PAS Travel Grant box in the online abstract submission program.

Fellows’ Clinical Research Awards

The Society for Pediatric Research annually honors fellows engaged in pediatric clinical research. Winning candidates are selected based on the quality of the work (clinical, health services or translational research) presented in the abstract.  Each of these awards carries a monetary prize of $1,000.  All awardees are chosen from the general category of SPR Fellow’s Clinical Research Awards applications.

The SPR Fellow’s Clinical Research Awards are designed to encourage pediatricians in training to pursue careers in academic pediatrics. There is a maximum of 6 awards given from this category:

  • 3 Clinical Research Awards
  • 1 Richard D. Rowe Award
  • 2 additional Clinical Research Awards, sponsored by the Junior SPR Members’ Section

Fellows’ Clinical Research Award (3 awards given annually)

This award must be applied for at the time of PAS abstract submission.

Eligibility Criteria for Awards: Fellow must submit and present the abstract prior to the completion of the fellowship.

Candidates must fulfill the following conditions:

  • Complete the online application form and submit their abstract and supplemental materials by the abstract submission deadline.
  • The applicants need to describe their contribution to the project when asked to provide “brief description of the work performed”.
  • Applicant must be a Fellow in Training (Ph.D. post-doctoral fellows do not qualify).
  • Applicant must submit and be able to present the abstract during the PAS Meeting prior to the completion of fellowship.
  • The abstract must be clinical or translational research.
  • First authorship on an abstract submitted to the Pediatric Academic Societies’ (PAS) Meeting. The abstract must be accepted for presentation at the PAS Annual Meeting to be considered.
  • A letter from the senior investigator or sponsor that includes a statement that the work was performed by the nominee and fully addresses the role the candidate had in the work and why the caliber of this study is worthy of a national award.
  • The recipient must present the study at the PAS Meeting.

Applications that do not meet the conditions stated above will not be considered for the awards. The accuracy of your abstract and application is the applicants’ responsibility. Please proofread carefully before submitting. After submission, no corrections will be permitted. By submitting, you are approving the accuracy of your abstract and application.

Richard D. Rowe Award in Clinical Research (1 award given annually)

This award must be applied for at the time of PAS abstract submission.

The SPR Richard D. Rowe Award for Clinical Research by a Fellow was established in 1988 by the colleagues, trainees, and friends of Dr. Rowe to honor his many personal achievements, commitment to academic excellence, integrity and humility.  The winning candidate is chosen from the SPR Fellow’s Clinical Research Award applicants whose abstract has been accepted for a platform session.

Eligibility Criteria: Fellow must submit and present the abstract prior to the completion of the fellowship.

Candidates must fulfill the following conditions:

  • Complete the online application form and submit their abstract and supplemental materials by the abstract submission deadline.
  • The applicants need to describe their contribution to the project when asked to provide “brief description of the work performed”.
  • The applicant must be Fellow in Training (Ph.D. post-doctoral fellows do not qualify.)
  • Applicant must submit and be able to present the abstract during the PAS Meeting prior to the completion of fellowship.
  • The abstract must be basic research.
  • First authorship on an abstract submitted to the PAS Meeting. The abstract must be accepted for presentation at the PAS 2017 Meeting to be considered.
  • A letter from the senior investigator or sponsor that includes a statement that the work was performed by the nominee and fully addresses the role the candidate had in the work and why the caliber of this study is worthy of a national award.
  • The recipient must present the study at the PAS Meeting.

Applications that do not meet the conditions stated above will not be considered for the awards. The accuracy of your abstract and application is the applicants’ responsibility. Please proofread carefully before submitting. After submission, no corrections will be permitted. By submitting, you are approving the accuracy of your abstract and application.

SPR Clinical Research Awards for Fellows, sponsored by the Junior SPR Members’ Section (2 awards given annually)

This award must be applied for at the time of PAS abstract submission.

The SPR Clinical Research Awards for Fellows, sponsored by the Junior SPR Members’ Section was established in 2013.  The winning candidate is chosen from the SPR Fellow’s Clinical Research Award Applicants, in addition, must be a member of the SPR Junior Section membership.

Eligibility Criteria for Awards: Fellow must submit and present the abstract prior to the completion of the fellowship.

Candidates must fulfill the following conditions:

  • Complete the online application form and submit their abstract and supplemental materials by the abstract submission deadline.
  • The applicants need to describe their contribution to the project when asked to provide “brief description of the work performed”.
  • Applicant must be a Fellow in Training (Ph.D. post-doctoral fellows do not qualify).
  • Applicant must submit and be able to present the abstract during the PAS Meeting prior to the completion of fellowship.
  • The abstract must be clinical or translational research.
  • First authorship on an abstract submitted to the Pediatric Academic Societies’ (PAS) Meeting. The abstract must be accepted for presentation at the PAS Annual Meeting to be considered.
  • A letter from the senior investigator or sponsor that includes a statement that the work was performed by the nominee and fully addresses the role the candidate had in the work and why the caliber of this study is worthy of a national award.
  • The recipient must present the study at the PAS Meeting.

Applications that do not meet the conditions stated above will not be considered for the awards. The accuracy of your abstract and application is the applicants’ responsibility. Please proofread carefully before submitting. After submission, no corrections will be permitted. By submitting, you are approving the accuracy of your abstract and application.

Fellows’ Basic Research Awards

The Society for Pediatric Research annually honors fellows engaged in pediatric basic research. Winning candidates are selected based on the quality of the work (basic research) presented in the abstract.  Each of these awards carries a monetary prize of $1,000.  All awardees are chosen from the general category of SPR Fellow’s Basic Research Awards.

The SPR Fellow’s Basic Research Awards are designed to encourage pediatricians in training to pursue careers in academic pediatrics. There is a maximum of 6 awards given from this category:

  • 3 Basic Research Awards
  • 1 David G. Nathan Award
  • 2 additional Basic Research Awards, sponsored by the Junior SPR Members’ Section

Fellows’ Basic Research Award (3 awards given annually)

This award must be applied for at the time of PAS abstract submission.

Eligibility Criteria for Awards: Fellow must submit and present the abstract prior to the completion of the fellowship.

Candidates must fulfill the following conditions:

  • Complete the online application form and submit their abstract and supplemental materials by the abstract submission deadline.
  • The applicants need to describe their contribution to the project when asked to provide “brief description of the work performed”.
  • The applicant must be Fellow in Training (Ph.D. post-doctoral fellows do not qualify.)
  • Applicant must submit and be able to present the abstract during the PAS Meeting prior to the completion of fellowship.
  • The abstract must be basic research.
  • First authorship on an abstract submitted to the PAS Meeting. The abstract must be accepted for presentation at the upcoming PAS Meeting to be considered.
  • A letter from the senior investigator or sponsor that includes a statement that the work was performed by the nominee and fully addresses the role the candidate had in the work and why the caliber of this study is worthy of a national award.
  • The recipient must present the study at the PAS Meeting.

Applications that do not meet the conditions stated above will not be considered for the awards. The accuracy of your abstract and application is the applicants’ responsibility. Please proofread carefully before submitting. After submission, no corrections will be permitted. By submitting, you are approving the accuracy of your abstract and application.

David G. Nathan Award in Basic Research (1 award given annually)

This award must be applied for at the time of PAS abstract submission.

The SPR David G. Nathan Award in Basic Research by a Fellow was established in 2000 by the colleagues, trainees, and friends of Dr. Nathan to honor his achievements in every aspect of academic pediatrics. The winning candidate is chosen from the SPR Fellow’s Basic Research Award applicants whose abstract has been accepted for a platform session.

Eligibility Criteria: Fellow must submit and present the abstract prior to the completion of the fellowship.

Candidates must fulfill the following conditions:

  • Complete the online application form and submit their abstract and supplemental materials by the abstract submission deadline.
  • The applicants need to describe their contribution to the project when asked to provide “brief description of the work performed”.
  • The applicant must be Fellow in Training (Ph.D. post-doctoral fellows do not qualify.)
  • Applicant must submit and be able to present the abstract during the PAS Meeting prior to the completion of fellowship.
  • The abstract must be basic research.
  • First authorship on an abstract submitted to the PAS Meeting. The abstract must be accepted for presentation at the upcoming PAS Meeting to be considered.
  • A letter from the senior investigator or sponsor that includes a statement that the work was performed by the nominee and fully addresses the role the candidate had in the work and why the caliber of this study is worthy of a national award.
  • The recipient must present the study at the PAS Meeting.

Applications that do not meet the conditions stated above will not be considered for the awards. The accuracy of your abstract and application is the applicants’ responsibility. Please proofread carefully before submitting. After submission, no corrections will be permitted. By submitting, you are approving the accuracy of your abstract and application.

SPR Basic Research Awards for Fellows, sponsored by the Junior SPR Members’ Section (2 awards given annually)

This award must be applied for at the time of PAS abstract submission.

The SPR Basic Research Awards for Fellows, sponsored by the Junior SPR Members’ Section was established in 2013.  The winning candidates are chosen from the SPR Fellow’s Basic Research Award Applicants, in addition, must be a member of the SPR Junior Section membership.

Eligibility Criteria: Fellow must submit and present the abstract prior to the completion of the fellowship.

Candidates must fulfill the following conditions:

  • Complete the online application form and submit their abstract and supplemental materials by the abstract submission deadline.
  • The applicants need to describe their contribution to the project when asked to provide “brief description of the work performed”.
  • The applicant must be Fellow in Training (Ph.D. post-doctoral fellows do not qualify.)
  • Applicant must submit and be able to present the abstract during the PAS Meeting prior to the completion of fellowship.
  • The abstract must be basic research.
  • First authorship on an abstract submitted to the PAS Meeting. The abstract must be accepted for presentation at the upcoming PAS Meeting to be considered.
  • A letter from the senior investigator or sponsor that includes a statement that the work was performed by the nominee and fully addresses the role the candidate had in the work and why the caliber of this study is worthy of a national award.
  • The recipient must present the study at the PAS Meeting.

Applications that do not meet the conditions stated above will not be considered for the awards. The accuracy of your abstract and application is the applicants’ responsibility. Please proofread carefully before submitting. After submission, no corrections will be permitted. By submitting, you are approving the accuracy of your abstract and application.