Incentive Grants

About the Program

Inaugurated in 1993, the Incentive Grants for Practitioner Innovation in Pharmaceutical Care is the APhA Foundation’s longest running program. Grants totaling more than $500,000 have facilitated the development of over 500 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 have been a starting point for many pharmacists for 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.” 

Aligned with the Foundation’s focus on designing and evaluating new practice models for pharmacy, the core requirement of the Incentive Grants program is a focus on innovation. The Foundation has funded projects in past years that address a variety of meaningful patient care services and will continue to accept proposals for any type of ambulatory pharmacy-based innovation. For the 2015 cycle, the APhA Foundation will provide special consideration to projects that address one of the following focus areas:

  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Diabetes Care
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Transitions of Care
  • Medication Adherence (e.g. Appointment Based Model)
  • Specialty Medications

Incentive grants are awarded annually on a calendar year. Grant recipients will be required to submit an interim report, a final project report, a final project expense report, and a short video summary of their project.

The APhA Foundation Incentive Grants program is supported in part by the Community Pharmacy Foundation.

Partnership with the Community Pharmacy Foundation

The Community Pharmacy Foundation has generously provided matching grant support to fund the APhA Foundation Incentive Grants program since 2004. The Community Pharmacy Foundation supports research and demonstration projects that highlight new and emerging innovations in patient care related to community pharmacy practice.

Daniel A. Herbert Incentive Grant Award

The Daniel A. Herbert Incentive Grant Award is awarded annually to a community pharmacy resident or recent pharmacy graduate who is working to expand pharmacy services for which pharmacists are compensated. Robert Newsome, Barney's Pharmacy, is the 2014 Recipient.

How to Apply

How to Apply

The application period for 2015 Incentive Grants is now open.

Please follow this link to complete and submit an application:


  • August– Download an application
  • September 29, 2014 – Application deadline at 11:59PM PST
  • October – Review of applications and notification of all grant applicants
  • November/December – Upon receipt of the Acceptance Agreement and W9 forms, recipients will receive grant funding
  • March – Resident interim reports due March 30, 2014
  • June – Non-resident interim reports and resident final reports due June 30, 2015
  • December – Non-resident final reports due December 15, 2015

Interested in helping select our grant recipients? Volunteer on our Incentive Grant Review Committee.

Please contact Brian Wall, Executive Resident, at or (202) 429-7503 with any questions.


Incentive Grant Recipients

2014 Incentive Grant recipients

2013 Incentive Grant recipients


Report Submission (for 2014 Incentive Grant Recipients)

Interim Report - due March 30, 2014 for residents and June 30, 2014 for non-residents
Final Report - due June 30, 2014 for residents and December 15, 2014 for non-residents