AAPA/PA Foundation All of Us Student Research Scholars

AAPA and the PA Foundation (PAF) are pleased to announce a new Student Research Scholars program supported by the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) All of Us Research Program.

Amount: $6,000 each
Number of Awards: 4

The awardees will be expected to produce high-quality research in collaboration with AAPA/PAF and will use data from the All of Us Research Program and Researcher Workbench. The awardees may propose their own research topic or develop one with guidance from AAPA/PAF.

View the program overview document for required submission materials and evaluation criteria.


Awardees must:

  • Be enrolled in an accredited PA or DMSc program at the time of application
  • Have a strong interest in conducting research
Submission Deadlines

Applications must be submitted by May 31, 2024, at 11:59 pm PST.

Please send all questions to [email protected] and include AoU Research Scholars in the subject line.

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Deliverables and Expectations

Awardees will be expected to:

  • Work with AAPA/PAF to register as a researcher on the All of Us Researcher Workbench. Preference will go to applicants whose academic institution already has a Data Use and Registration Agreement (DURA) in place with the All of Us Research Program. Find out if yours does here.
  • Complete their research and write-up by December 15, 2024. AAPA/PAF will provide analytical support and guidance through cohort-style mentoring and one-on-one assistance as needed.
  • Develop a poster for presentation at AAPA 2025 in Denver, CO. Registration and travel will be reimbursed.
  • May 31, 2024: Submission deadline
  • June 15, 2024: Awardees are notified and projects begin
  • December 15, 2024: Analysis and write-up deadline
About the All of Us Research Program

The All of Us Research Program is one of the largest biomedical data resources of its kind. More than 10,100 health researchers are leveraging this one-of-a-kind dataset to improve understanding of health and disease, identify opportunities to reduce disparities, and enable more precise approaches to care. The All of Us Research Program’s centralized, secure, cloud-based platform allows researchers across a wide range of settings and institutions and at all stages of their careers (e.g., students, early-stage investigators) to execute rapid, hypothesis-driven research with just a computer and an Internet connection.

Explore the types of data available in the Researcher Workbench by browsing aggregate-level data in the open-access Data Browser. To protect participant privacy, the program removed personal identifiers, rounded aggregate data to counts of 20, and only included summary demographic information. Individual-level data are available for analysis by registered researchers in the Researcher Workbench.