EMF-CORD Starter Grants - Emergency Medicine Education Scholarships are intended to provide a vehicle for emergency medicine education researchers early in their career that promotes the development of well-conceived projects while allowing for grant writing experience and recognition of successful grant applications.
As funding that supports professional development in education research, there are several unique components of these Starter Grants: (1) A mentor is an absolute requirement of all successful applications. A mentor is defined as someone with significant experience and/or advanced training in education research who will assist with project design, implementation, completion and presentation and (2) Grant monies may be used for travel or project development opportunities that facilitate the education of the Principle Investigator and their funded project (e.g. MERC at CORD Scholar’s Program). In addition, multi-institutional projects are encouraged due to the ability to more broadly generalize the results of these studies. Though not required, preference will be given to faculty of CORD member programs.
Grantees 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. Awardees are also required to present their work at CORD Academic Assembly as a poster or oral presentation.
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.