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In 2007, NMPRA created the Advocacy/Community Service Grant. Since then, we have had exceptional annual participation from our members across the country, so much so that this year, we want to further expand the opportunity for involvement by separating this grant into two distinct awards. The Advocacy Grant is intended to recognize Med-Peds resident physicians who actively champion for the rights of their patients and fellow healthcare providers within their local and/or national communities. Their work should focus on nonpartisan activities intended to impact public policy, laws, and/or budgets in the healthcare arena. In doing so, they should seek to educate both lawmakers and the public as well as encourage both civic engagement and collective action in an effort to promote quality, accessible, safe, and patient-centered care.

NMPRA is seeking applicants to design and implement a project that focuses on advocating on behalf of both children and adults in their communities. The recipient(s) will receive an award of $500 to be used toward the endeavor. Winners will be asked to present their project at the NMPRA National Conference in the year following submission and have their work featured in our quarterly newsletter, The Perspective, which is distributed nationally. The project will also be highlighted on the NMPRA website.

Submission Details

The winner of the Community Service Grant receives $500 to be used toward the endeavor.

You may either nominate yourself or request that your nominee’s Program Director submit an application on his/her behalf.

The application can be submitted by filling out the Advocacy Grant online form.

The application must be submitted as a single PDF file and include all below:

Your full name, program, and PGY level

Contact information: Phone number, email address, mailing address

Program Director’s name, email address, mailing address

Current curriculum vitae

Project title and description of proposed project in narrative format (less than 200 words)

Project goals & objectives

Project budget (itemized) – please include whether you have received or applied to any other sponsorships or grant monies

Describe your target population and any partners/sponsors

Include a proposed timeline to complete your project

List potential barriers to completing your project. How do you plan to overcome these barriers?

How do you plan to sustain and implement your project?

How do you plan to assess the progress and achievement of your project?

Letters of recommendation from your Program Director and faculty sponsor


Please email all completed applications to [email protected].