An electronic application form for the FIP/BPS grant is anticipated to be released in spring 2024.
The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) and the FIP Foundation for Education and Research invite qualified investigators and pharmacists to submit a proposal for the “FIP Foundation/BPS Research Grant.” This grant program seeks to promote research in the field of pharmacist certification and its impact on specialization and advanced practice. One research grant of up to €5,000 EUR will be available for non-US based investigators and pharmacists to seek financial support for research projects related to BPS Board Certification and advanced practice within the pharmacy profession. The program aims to address key research areas, including:
- Patients and/or outcomes (e.g., adherence, quality of life, patient satisfaction, health literacy)
- Healthcare systems (e.g., medication safety, cost avoidance, drug-related problems, admissions/readmissions, emergency department visits, institutional credentialing and privileging)
- Interprofessional collaboration (e.g., recognition, perception, increased efficiency in providing care)
- Pharmacist employment, professional development, and wellbeing (e.g., job satisfaction, retention, career advancement)
The successful applicant will be acknowledged and recognized on the Foundation’s website and newsletter, and is expected to share a report of grant project results on the Foundation’s website and in Foundation communications. At the end of the research project, the awardee will prepare a final project report in a format suitable for publication in the International Pharmacy journal.
About the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS)
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 interprofessional 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 58,800 active pharmacist certifications across 14 specialties, including over 6000 certifications held by pharmacists outside of the United States.