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AAP Bridge Overview

AAP Bridge is an online platform that allows users to connect and collaborate with others within the AAP consortium network and beyond. The platform is open to faculty, staff, and students from AAP member universities, and those invited from outside the consortium. Users are able to build their profile, create posts, share articles and research, and find or post grants and fellowships. Pathways can be created which function as broadly accessible professional development opportunities. Connections can be made among users, based on shared interest in research or funding opportunities, which allows for direct messaging among team members to streamline collaboration across the consortium. Suggestions will be made in a future update based on shared interests and users can form teams to pursue funding opportunities. 

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Who is Eligible to Join  

AAP Bridge is open to anyone with an AAP member domain email address (i.e. @bunda.luanar.mw, @msu.edu) including faculty, students, and administrators. Those without member emails are able to join via invitation from AAP management, such as past research and implementation partners, alumni of the Professional Fellows Program, donors and funders, etc. AAP Bridge is a value addition for consortium members, allowing exclusive access to funding and networking opportunities. 

Updates and New Features  

AAP Bridge will be a constantly evolving and improving platform, with regular updates and implementation of new features. Later this year, the Bridge will undergo a system-wide upgrade that will showcase a visual overhaul and new features including calendar functions for events, a suggestion system to improve user engagement, file collection and sharing, and a dashboard for admins to collect and analyze user and site data to assist with monitoring and evaluation. It will also include surveys to understand and capture user experience on a regular basis. 

Help 

Within the "Help" section on AAP Bridge, you will find a series of "how-to" videos to assist you in creating a profile, navigating the site, creating a post, searching for people and content, and finding funding opportunities.