Fellowship is a mark of distinction; a recognition of leadership and contribution to ACRP and the clinical research industry. ACRP will recognize those who have made substantial contributions to the association and the industry. Fellowship will be suitable for only a select number of clinical research professionals who are recognized as global leaders.
Fellows are inducted annually at a ceremony during the ACRP Meeting & Expo and given the designation “FACRP.”
Am I Eligible to Become a Fellow?
ACRP Members in good standing are eligible to apply for Fellowship when the following application requirements are met:
ACRP Members* must be in good standing with ACRP for the previous five years, consecutively prior to submitting an application for Fellowship status.
Demonstrated evidence of active participation with the Association of Clinical Research Professionals;
Demonstrated evidence of significant contributions to the field of clinical research.
*Student members are not eligible
Applying for Fellowship
The Fellowship application process will be open May 1 – August 31, 2018. You will be contacted via email to confirm your ACRP membership qualification for Fellowship.
The Fellowship application consists of three sections:
Section A – ACRP Education and/or Certification
Section B – Contributions to ACRP
Section C – Contributions to the field of Clinical Research
Each section of the application requires a minimum and a maximum point value. The items in each section sum up to those minimum and maximum point values. In total, applicants must achieve a minimum of 100 points to be considered by the Fellowship Committee. You must sum up your points in each section (do not claim more than the maximum point level) and be sure to submit the necessary documentation requested at the end of the application.
The application will auto-fill with ACRP activities you may claim for Sections A & B – the items that auto fill are NOT meant to be the only items you may claim for that section, but are merely sample of items you may claim as they are recorded in our database. There are many other items you may claim (for instance, engagement with your local chapter) so long as you provide the appropriate proof where requested.
Please review the instructions and follow them carefully. Inaccurate or incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the Fellowship Committee. You may start the application at any time. You may also save the application and return to it at any time prior to the final submission date of August 31, 2017. Applications must be submitted electronically with the $150 application fee. This is a one-time fee. Your annual membership dues will not be affected.
The Fellowship Committee reviews each application. Each applicant must receive a majority of votes of the Fellows Committee to be approved. A final slate of candidates is then submitted to the Association Board of Trustees for a final approval.