Neonatal Resuscitation Program -- Young Investigator Award and NRP Research Grant

Funding Agency:
American Academy of Pediatrics

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program was initiated in 1987. Since that time more than 4 million health care professionals have been trained as providers. The NRP Steering Committee is interested in the effect of this program on neonatal morbidity and mortality as well as other interventions that may improve the outcome of neonatal resuscitation.

Researchers from Canadian and U.S. Institutions are invited to apply for NRP Research and Human Factors/Educational grants. 

NRP Human Factors or Education Grant (up to $15,000): Any health care professional with an interest in human factors impact on delivery room resuscitation or optimization of NRP education.

NRP Young Investigator Award (up to $15,000): Physicians-in-training or individuals within four years of completing fellowship training.

NRP Research Grant Program (up to $50,000): Any health care professional with an interest in Neonatal Resuscitation.

Applicants can apply for either a Research Grant, Young Investigator Award or Human Factors/Education Grant, not more than one.

Potential applicants for the Human Factors/Education Grant must submit an intent for application to the NRP Steering Committee by Friday, April 10, 2020.

The intents will be reviewed and the committee will ask a select group to submit full proposals. Those selected will receive a full application from the AAP Division of Life Support Programs on or before June 5, 2020.

Completed full applications must be received by the AAP Division of Life Support Programs on or before August 7, 2020. Applicants will be informed of the decision regarding their application by December 18, 2020. Funds will be distributed in 2021.


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Eligibility Requirements

Any health care professional from a US or Canadian medical institution is invited to apply for the NRP Research Grant.  Submissions including investigators practicing in countries other than the U.S. or Canada must demonstrate a substantive role of the US or Canadian investigator(s) in the research process.  Moreover, projects that are to be conducted outside of the US or Canada must have approval of a US or Canadian Institutional Review Board (IRB). All investigations should follow the intellectual property guidelines of standard academic journals (eg, New England Journal of Medicine). The NRP Young Investigator Award is only available to students, post docs, residents, fellows‐in‐training or those professionals who are no more than four years out of their fellowship.



Funding Type



Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows


Curriculum Development
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

April 10, 2020