AAP / VON Fellows Scholars Award

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Fellowship Award

 Application Deadline:
June 4, 2018

Click here to submit your application.

We are delighted to announce the 6th Annual AAP/VON Scholars Fellowship Award, co-sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (SONPM) and Vermont Oxford Network (VON).  This award supports a total of 5 fellows and/or early career neonatologists for:

  • Attendance at the VON 2018 Annual Quality Congress and all related events (September 20–24, 2018), including a special pre-conference, Jump Starting Quality! Strategies to Launch a Successful Quality Improvement Project.
  • Recognition as an AAP/VON Scholar for both the fellow and the sponsoring training program.
  • Complimentary registration and up to $1,250 travel expense reimbursement.
  • Opportunity to submit an abstract of completed work (or a project plan in progress) during the Quality Improvement Science Poster Session.
  • Opportunity to compete for a chance to present during the Plenary Podium Brief session(s).

Application Process

Applicants must be a member of the AAP SONPM Trainee and Early Career Neonatology (TECaN) group.

  1. Complete a brief online application
  2. Develop a one page personal statement that highlights the applicant’s interest in quality improvement science and provides examples of their involvement in key programs and projects that they are engaged in
  3. Provide an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  4. Submit a structured abstract of the applicant’s work to the VON Annual Quality Congress (please note that while the abstract is not required, it is strongly encouraged and will be weighed towards your application)
  5. Please contact Phil Bieber with any questions on the application process: pbieber@vtoxford.org

VON Annual Quality Congress Meeting Details

Please visit our meeting website to view the Annual Quality Congress brochure, Call for Abstracts, and other meeting details.

  • We encourage fellows and/or program directors with questions to contact our VON Fellow Champion, Dmitry Dukhovny MD, MPH (dukhovny@ohsu.edu), who can provide further insight into the value of the program and coaching on the application process.
  • Previous AAP/VON Scholars are not eligible to apply for the award; however, they are welcome and encouraged to attend the Pre-conference in addition to the Quality Congress.


AAP/VON Scholars from the 2017 Annual Quality Congress