Research in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
AAHPM provides information on various resources and programs available for physicians and other healthcare professionals interested in research careers in hospice and palliative medicine. Click on the links below for more information.
Palliative Care Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Programs
Specialized research training (T32) programs throughout the US focus on preparing potential candidates in careers in palliative care research. Programs are available and accepting applications for fellowship trainees.
AAHPM Research Scholars Program
This program provides funding to participate in the Annual Kathleen M. Foley Palliative Care Retreat and Research Symposium of the National Palliative Care Research Center.
Read the blog from the 2016 research scholar, Megan Shen, about her experience.
AAHPM Research Grant Application Letter of Support Policy
AAHPM will prepare a letter of support (LOS) for Academy members submitting a research grant if the following requirements are met:
- Principal Investigator (PI) is a member of AAHPM.
- PI must use the agreed upon template without editing beyond the areas indicated.
All requests related to collect data from AAHPM members (including research surveys through multiple communication methods) must be submitted to AAHPM for review and approval.
A limited number of bias-free projects for the membership's participation will be granted each year. Research survey requests from AAHPM members will be reviewed on a quarterly basis.
Surveys are reviewed based on item quality, survey burden, and relevance to important topics in the given year.
AAHPM Focus Group Request Policy
All requests to collect data from AAHPM members (including conducting focus groups at the Annual Assembly) must be submitted to AAHPM for review and approval.
A limited number of high-quality, bias-free projects for the membership's participation will be granted each year. Focus group requests should be submitted at least 4 months prior to the Annual Assembly (February or March) for consideration.
If approved, all logistics including meeting space, time, scheduling, etc need to be considered.
Your request will be reviewed based on project quality, ease of burden to members, and relevance to important topics per given year.
Funding and Grant Opportunities
Several organizations provide funding and grant awards to conduct research that help to improve the quality of care at the end of life.
Review examples of successfully funded NIH grant applications. The principal investigators have graciously agreed to share these resources to support the development of leaders in interdisciplinary palliative care research and to advance the field of hospice and palliative care.