The advancement of the profession, as well as PA program evaluation and quality improvement, are founded on quality research and data. PAEA invites members to apply for research grant funding and other opportunities targeted at supporting the capacity of PA education and workforce researchers. In addition, PAEA offers multiple opportunities for PA educators, health workforce researchers, federal agencies, and others to access our data, which represent the most robust repository of PA education data on a national scale.
Research Funding and Support
Conducting high-quality scholarly work is integral to the advancement of PA education and the PA field as a whole. PAEA offers several fellowship, scholarship, and grant programs to support member faculty in their efforts to produce high-quality research.
AAPA-PAEA Research Fellowship
Developing the next generation of PA research leaders
Don Pedersen Research Grants
Fostering the development of early-career PA researchers
Faculty-Generated Research Grant
Funding innovative PA education and workforce research
Career Advancement Scholarship
(Formerly the Scientific Meeting Scholarship) Increasing the visibility of PA research at scientific and policy meetings
Support to Advance Research (STAR)
Offering opportunities for PA faculty to add items to the PAEA Program Survey
Data and Report Requests
PAEA collects a wealth of data from PA programs, educators, and students, which are published in our By the Numbers series of reports. These data are also available in multiple formats to support ARC self-study, evaluation, benchmarking, research, and scholarly work.