Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), is pleased to announce that applications for BPS seed grants to fund PGY-2 pharmacy residency research projects will be accepted through September 4th, 2020.


Two funding opportunities of up to $5,000 each are available for projects highlighting the impact of board certification on:

  1. Medication-related outcomes for patients cared for by board-certified pharmacist specialists;
  2. Documenting value of pharmacist practice specialization across key stakeholder groups (i.e., patients, payers, physicians, and other health care providers); or,
  3. Successful integration of board-certified pharmacist specialists into institutional credentialing and privileging processes.


“We are thrilled to launch this call for the third consecutive year and to support PGY-2 pharmacy residents who have committed to professional development through advanced pharmacy practice. This opportunity for trainees and their mentors to meaningfully illustrate the impact and value of board certification adds important information to the growing body of evidence to support credentialing,” stated BPS Associate Executive Director, Samuel Johnson, PharmD, BCPS.


Applications are invited and will be accepted up until 6 PM ET on Friday, September 4th, 2020. For additional details, including the application materials and submission link, please visit https://www.bpsweb.org/bps-seed-grant.


About the Board of Pharmacy Specialties

The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) was established in 1976 as an autonomous division of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). The mission of BPS is to improve patient care by positioning BPS Board-Certified Pharmacist Specialists as integral members of multidisciplinary healthcare teams, through recognition and promotion of specialized training, knowledge, and skills for pharmacists in the United States and internationally. Board certification is a recognized credential for determining which pharmacists are qualified to contribute at advanced practice levels given the rigorous standards mandated by BPS board certification and recertification. BPS currently recognizes more than 46,000 active pharmacist certifications in 12 specialties.


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