Program Details

Please download the PEDSnet Scholars Information Sheet, found hereĀ 

Administrative Details

  • Complete details on scholar eligibility/ineligibility are described in the AHRQ program announcement
  • Anticipated start date: January 2019
  • 2-year durationĀ 
  • Option for a 3rd year for a limited number of scholars
  • Scholars must obtain commitment from their department chairs for 75% protected time for the duration of their time in the program
  • 2 cohorts of 5 scholars will be enrolled over the course of 5 years; additional scholars may be accepted if Institutional of Foundation funding is available


  • Up to $90,000 in salary per scholar per year
  • Additional funds for training-related expenses
  • Scholars will use a portion of training-related funds to cover costs for patient and family partners
  • Travel to 4 in-person training workshops (over 2 years)

Program Components

  • A highly diverse and experienced pediatric health services and outcomes research faculty including 33 MDs, 7 MD/PhDs, and 9 PhDs who represent leading experts in the field; faculty are based in each of the eight PEDSnet institutions
  • Core learning health systems curriculum that includes: AHRQ LHS research competencies, PCORI Methodology Standards, and exposure to other LHS related topics such as child/family-centered outcomes in observational and interventional research, stakeholder engagement, implementation science, applied informatics, leadership, and quality improvement
  • Monthly PEDSnet Scholar videoconferences
  • PEDSnet Scholar in-person training workshops/institutional site visits (2 per year)
  • On-line Improvement and Implementation Science Resources
  • Mentored research by a personal mentorship team that includes a research scientist, a health systems leader, and a scientist from another institution within PEDSnet

PEDSnet Scholars Informational Webinar- October 12, 2018