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Grant and In-Kind Support to a USA Scholar for Research Related to Reducing Health Care Inequities

Health Disparities Research Grant

GrantWatch ID# 193675
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF)
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Important Dates
Deadline: 01/20/23 6:00 PM EST Save

Grant Description
Grant of $50,000 and in-kind support to a USA institution-affiliated investigator for research related to reducing inequities in the health sector. Funding is intended to support collaborative studies that improve the quality, access, delivery, and outcome of health care and help to mitigate health disparities. This includes racial and ethnic minority populations; non-English speaking populations; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) populations; persons with limited health literacy; socioeconomically disadvantaged populations; and other groups impacted by health disparities.

Proposals are encouraged that propose or lay the groundwork for emergency department-based interventions that produce actionable evidence or generalizable and reproducible findings to improve health outcomes for disparities groups. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Access to Care
  • Coordination of Care
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
  • Access to Community Resources
  • EMS Services
  • Differences in Pain Care
  • Violence Prevention Strategies
  • Social Determinates of Health
  • Health Policy
  • Impact of COVID-19

EMF encourages application partnerships between research universities and community education departments. Funds may be used for materials and supplies and to provide salary support. 

Abstract Presentation: 

Awardees are required to present their work at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Scientific Assembly/Research Forum immediately following the completion of the award. At the time of submission, abstracts must not have been accepted for publication in any journal. Also, abstracts may not be presented at any U.S. nationwide emergency medicine meeting or major international emergency medicine meeting prior to the ACEP Scientific Assembly. Presentation at non-emergency medicine meetings is allowed after presentation at ACEP. 

Grantee Workshop:

Grantees are expected to attend a grantee workshop in Bethesda, MD. The workshop is designed to bring together EMF grant recipients to present their progress and discuss any problems they may be facing. Senior researchers and faculty will be available to help solve problems, such as enrollment efforts, managing staff and life-work balance. NIH program officers participate in this workshop to discuss funding opportunities, provide research career advice and network with the grantees. Travel expenses will be reimbursed by the Emergency Medicine Foundation.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
The principal investigator must have a primary faculty appointment in Emergency Medicine. The principal investigator will make all arrangements for conduct of the proposed research project and assumes responsibility for conducting the research and supervising the work of all collaborating investigators.

The applicant is required to demonstrate that the project will be successfully completed at their institution. The applicant must demonstrate that access to a suitable caseload, patient population or database will be available for study during the funding period. Research must be approved by the institutional review board (IRB), or its equivalent, and a copy of the approval or pending approval sent with this application. IRB approval must be documented prior to dispensation of EMF funds.

The applicant must also submit a letter from the Chair/Director of Emergency Medicine and the Chief Nursing Officer stating that adequate funds and time will be available to the applicant to complete the proposed project.

The Emergency Medicine Foundation will not be responsible for institutional overhead, cost for publications, travel, renovations, or secretarial support.

Funds cannot be requested to cover the travel cost nor registration to Research Forum.

Pre-Application Information
- Application Deadline: January 20, 2023, by 6:00 pm EST
- Notification of Award: June 2023

Payments will be made to the principal investigator's institution that will be responsible for administering the funds.

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Term of Contract
Funding Period: July 2023 – June 2024

Contact Information
Apply online:

Direct questions to Cynthia Singh, MS, Deputy Executive Director, at or 469.499.0297

Emergency Medicine Foundation
4950 W Royal Lane
Irving, TX 75063-2524

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