Call for Application 

To increase the capacity of these individuals to serve as IPC champions within their organizations, the AAP, in partnership with CDC’s Project Firstline, is offering a scholarship opportunity to support continued education and training on infection prevention and control.

Scholarship applicants will be focusing on healthcare workers in a healthcare setting to fulfill the mission of Project Firstline. Additionally, we encourage submission of abstracts to contribute to IPC education and literature.

For more information on scope of Project Firstline and allowable topics click here.

Who can apply?
Pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, pediatric surgical specialists, advanced practice providers (nurse practitioners and physician assistants), nurses, medical assistants, practice managers and other members of a pediatric health care team.

What scholarship opportunities are available?
  1. Education/Training: Scholarship recipients will be reimbursed for educational/training course fees, membership fees, and books and resources (ie, Red Book 2021-2024), as applicable. Awardees will be asked to write a post-training report sharing learnings and key takeaways. Awardees may also be asked to present these learnings at a Project Firstline meeting. 
  2. Attend a relevant conference or meeting to present an oral or poster abstract: Up to $1,000 will be provided to offset the cost of conference registrations/fees, travel, housing, food, etc. Awardees will be asked to write a post-conference report sharing conference learnings and key takeaways. Awardees may also be asked to present these learnings at a Project Firstline meeting.

For conferences where abstract deadlines have passed or your submitted abstract is not accepted, you may still be awarded the scholarship to support conference participation as long as the conference falls within the Project Firstline scope.

  • Request for application opens: October 1, 2023
  • Anticipated award notification: AAP will share notice of award with applicants on a rolling basis as applications are submitted.
  • For approved and applicable requests, AAP staff will provide a post-conference report deadline with the award notification.
  • Deadline for completion: The training/conference must be completed by May 31, 2024. 

QUESTIONS? For more information or questions, please email AAP at

Download the Call for Applications for more information and suggested education and training.