The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

ACRP Clinical Research Leadership Scholarship

As part of its commitment to clinical research workforce development, ACRP is offering a new scholarship program to support clinical researchers on their pathway toward a master’s degree in clinical research.

ACRP, a non-profit organization leading collaborative initiatives to develop a diverse and research-ready workforce through the ACRP Partners in Workforce Advancement collaborative, is now accepting applications for the newly founded ACRP Clinical Research Leadership Scholarship.

The ACRP Clinical Research Leadership Scholarship was created in honor of Jim Kremidas, ACRP’s executive director from 2014 to 2021.

“ACRP is a passionate advocate for clinical research professionals, starting with providing access and advancement through education for those who are choosing the profession as a career,” says Susan Landis, ACRP Executive Director. “We are excited that this year we can provide funding in support of students seeking a master’s in clinical research and honored to recognize Jim for his contribution to initiating the critical discussion about workforce development.”

The scholarship provides a total of three students enrolled in a clinical research master’s degree program with complimentary attendance at ACRP’s 2023 annual conference in Dallas, Texas, April 28-May 1*. These scholarships, estimated at a $2,500 value each, will provide students who are dedicated to advancing their knowledge a unique opportunity to engage with learners and leaders in clinical research by participating in the premier education and networking event for clinical research professionals.

Applicant Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in a master’s degree program in clinical research or the equivalent thereof; provide an unofficial transcript that displays this information.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member.
  • Display leadership experience on campus or through another affiliation.
  • Have at least a 3.2 major-specific GPA.

How To Apply

  • Complete the online application by January 5, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
  • ACRP will award three scholarships to recipients in 2023.
  • Recipients will be announced by February 10, 2023.

2023 ACRP Clinical Research Leadership Scholarship Recipients Receive

Professional Training

  • Learn from experts with real-world experience in clinical research.
  • Network with leaders who are passionate about the clinical research profession.
  • Meet and connect with potential employers.
  • Attend sessions and earn contact hours.

In-Person Event Scholarship Benefits

  • All ACRP 2023 registration fees covered.
  • Travel expenses reimbursed. (Airfare/train, shuttle/taxi fare to/from hotel, lodging, meals provided at event). Recipients must submit receipts for all travel expenses within 2 weeks of the conference.
  • One-on-one mentor assigned to guide recipient around the event.
  • Invitation to a special reception with leaders in clinical research.
  • Featured recognition in future ACRP publications and social media.
  • Free ACRP Student Membership for one year (includes membership in a chapter near you).

Conflict of Interest

Scholarship application reviewers will make every effort to avoid any conflicts of interest. Reviewers will recuse themselves from the evaluation of any applicant known to them personally.

Questions? Contact

*ACRP’s 2023 annual conference is scheduled for April 28–May 1 in Dallas, Texas. The conference will be held barring any guidance or policy mandates that stipulate large gatherings cannot take place due to the COVID-19 virus.

Apply for the ACRP Clinical Research Leadership Scholarship

Gain valuable one-on-one experience with passionate clinical research professionals and hear how leaders are guiding their diverse teams to achieve excellence. After reviewing the scholarship guidelines below, simply click the ‘Submit Application’ button to apply. ACRP will notify recipients no later than Friday, February 10, 2023. Questions should be directed to

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