The Joel and Barbara Alpert Endowment and the Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family will support Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center Department fellows, pediatric faculty or pediatric residents to implement and evaluate projects that innovate and transform pediatric health care delivery and/or research paradigms and improve child health outcomes. Fellows are also invited to submit more traditional small research grants.
There will not be a Spring application cycle for 2024. The next cycle will be the Fall 2024 application cycle.
Fall 2023 Grant Cycle: December 15, 2023 – December 16, 2024
Supported by: The Joel and Barbara Alpert Endowment for Children of the City and the Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family
Grant Amount: up to $5,000 for pediatrics resident projects and up to $15,000 for pediatric faculty and fellow projects
Release Date: July 1, 2023
Proposals are due by: October 1, 2023
The Joel and Barbara Alpert Endowment for Children of the City
The Joel and Barbara Alpert Endowment for Children of the City was established at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine in honor of the work carried out by the Alperts over their 25 years with Boston City Hospital, Boston Medical Center, and the Boston University medical community.
The endowment is used to support Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center residents and fellows. Projects are expected to study the medical and social needs of vulnerable children, their families, and their communities.
Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family
Vision: All children in America have an equal opportunity to be healthy, ready to learn, and to achieve their full potential.
Mission: The mission of the Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family is to achieve dramatic improvements in outcomes for children and families facing adversity by developing, testing and scaling novel health delivery approaches that serve children with their caregivers and that bring together communities, child-serving sectors, and health providers across disciplines.
Projects focus on improving outcomes for families facing adversity, particularly through innovation of care delivery or innovative research approaches (clinical, translational, or basic science approaches) to answer critical research questions impacting our patient population. Projects should include rigorous research and/or evaluation.
Faculty and Residents who apply must be from the Department of Pediatrics. Fellows from other disciplines are invited to apply, so long as the project involves child health.
Submission guidelines are slightly different for Fellow and Resident and Faculty projects. Please view the relevant application below for more details:
- Fall 2023 Request for Proposals from Pediatric Residents
- Fall 2023 Request for Proposals from Fellows
- Fall 2023 Request for Proposals from Pediatric Faculty
The grant template can be found here.
Receipt of grant funding is contingent upon compliance with the following deliverables/expectations:
- Submission of a 6 month progress report to detail completed and upcoming activities, summarize data collected thus far, discuss next steps
- Submission of a final report including (but not limited to) a summary of project activities, data collected, dissemination and/or sustainability plans
- Recipients will acknowledge the Alpert Foundation and the Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family (verbiage will be provided) on all products (e.g. presentations; articles; publications, etc.)
Applications that do not follow the above format will not be reviewed.
The Pediatric Research Taskforce and Data Analytic Team are available for consultation during the preparation phase of Alpert Grants, including study design, data analytic planning, and budget planning. Please submit a request for consultation via Asana.
Please contact Miriam Bremer-Kamens (Miriam.Bremer-Kamens@bmc.org) with any questions or to submit a proposal.
Last Updated: May 23, 2023