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The Joel and Barbara Alpert Endowment for Children of the City

The Joel and Barbara Alpert Endowment and the Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family will support Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center Department fellows or pediatric residents to implement and evaluate projects that innovate and transform pediatric health care delivery and improve child health outcomes. Fellows are also invited to submit more traditional small research grants.

Spring 2019 Grant Cycle: 8/1/2019-7/31/2020
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: $1,000- $3,000 for pediatrics resident projects; $5,000-$10,000 for fellow projects
Release Date: May 6, 2019
Proposals are due by: June 17, 2019

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 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 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.

Application Requirements

Fellow and resident projects should focus on improving outcomes for families facing adversity, particularly through innovation of care delivery.  All projects must include evaluation; fellows may propose more traditional small research studies.  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 projects.  Please view the relevant application below for more details:

Grant Requirements 

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
  • Completion of a final report including (but not limited to) a summary of project activities, data collected, dissemination and 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.

Please contact Carey Howard, [email protected], with any questions or to submit a proposal.


Last Updated: April 8, 2019