Incentive Grants for Practitioners, Students, and Community Practice
Inaugurated in 1993, the Incentive Grants for Practitioner Innovation
in Pharmaceutical Care is the APhA Foundation’s longest running
program. Grants totaling more than $200,000 have facilitated the
development of over 200 pharmacy-based projects, improving the health
outcomes of thousands of patients across the country.
Incentive grants offer pharmacists seed money to implement or support an
existing patient care service within their pharmacy practice. The
program originally started with twenty grants available annually, and
has now more than doubled in the number of grants available.
The Incentive Grants are now under the umbrella of the Knowlton Center
For Pharmacist-Based Health Solutions because they have been a starting
point for many pharmacists in the active involvement and leadership
within APhA, the Foundation and in practice. Just as important, awarding
an incentive grant encourages practitioners to foster new ideas and
allows them to “lead by example.” These goals are consistent
with the Center’s mission to support pharmacists in their delivery
of health solutions to the American public and the goals of cultivating
leadership within the pharmacy profession and piloting innovative
activities where the pharmacist advances the appropriate use of
Funded projects from the past have focused on:
- Breast cancer awareness and self-examination practices for young
women and adults
- The effect of pharmacist medication counseling on polypharmacy:
patient outcomes in the community setting
- Colorectal cancer awareness and screening in a rural community
pharmacy practice setting
- Provision of weight management services by a pharmacist in a grocery
store-based, community pharmacy setting
- Self-care and OTC medications for diabetes in a community
- Educational program in conjunction with school system to address the
problem of asthma and related diseases in the student population
- Creation and implementation of a medication reminder system for HIV
patients that will promote and increase medication adherence
Do you have another winning idea? Choose the area above that best
describes your field, and then follow the application timeline.
Incentive grants are awarded annually on a calendar year. Grant
recipients will be required to submit an interim report, a final project
report and a final project expense report.
The APhA Foundation Incentive Grants program is supported in part
by the Community Pharmacy Foundation, Purdue Pharma L.P., and the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
2012 Incentive Grants
2013 Incentive Grants
The entire 2013 Incentive Grant application is now online! Submit your application.
ATTENTION: Due to
technical difficulties, if you submitted your application before
November 13th, 2012 it has NOT been recieved. Please resubmit to the
above updated link. We apologize for this inconvenience and have
extended the deadline to December 1st, 2012 to
allow applicants time to resubmit. If you have any questions please
contact Krystalyn Weaver at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for
your understanding while we work through this difficulty.
The application process requires a completed application form and
project proposal. Please complete the online application on the next
page and submit a copy of your proposal as a PDF or word document. If
you would like to work on your application and then come back to it,
please create a username and login below. All application materials must
be submitted by 11:59 PM on the due date (see below). Project proposals
should not exceed seven typewritten pages and should contain the
- Title and general project description;
- Objectives and evaluation strategy to determine if objectives are
- Project methods;
- Timetable for implementation and completion of project; and,
- Budget discussion that includes total costs and justification of
adequate resources to conduct the project.
September – Download an application.
December 1, 2012 - Application deadline
December/January – Review of applications and notification
of all grant applicants
January/February – Upon receipt of the Acceptance Agreement and W9
forms, recipients will receive grant funding.
March – Resident interim reports due March 30, 2013.
June – Non-resident interim reports due June 15, 2013.
Resident final reports due June 15, 2013.
December – Non-resident final reports due December 15,
Contact the APhA Foundation directly at email@example.com with any