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Scholarships and In-Kind Support to Early Career Researchers to Advance Research in the Field of Emergency Medicine Education

Education Research Starter Grant

GrantWatch ID# 193680
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) and Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine (CORD)
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Important Dates
Deadline: 01/20/23 6:00 PM EST Save

Grant Description
Scholarships of up to $10,000 and in-kind support to early career researchers to advance research in the field of emergency medicine education. Successful proposals will be innovative and should address gaps in information related to medical education. Projects may include but are not limited to: simulation, teaching, assessment, curricula, program evaluation, patient safety, and education as it pertains to medical students, residents, fellows, or faculty.

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. 

Abstract Presentation: 

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.

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.


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Additional Eligibility Criteria
The principal investigator (PI) must have a primary faculty appointment in Emergency Medicine. The PI will be responsible for all arrangements and conduct pertaining to the proposed research projects and supervising the work of all associate investigators. Only US-based universities will be eligible to apply for this grant award. The research proposal must be approved by the corresponding institutional review board (IRB) at the time of grant submission including those determined to be exempt. This must be documented by inclusion of the IRB letter in the grant proposal.

Institutional Support:
The applicant must also submit a letter from the Emergency Medicine Chair and/or Vice-Chair of Academics/Education of stating that adequate funds and time will be available to the applicant to complete the proposed project. Additionally, the Chairperson’s letter should document why the investigator will benefit from the grant funding opportunity.

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

The EMF/CORD Research Grant funds will be disbursed semi-annually over the one-year cycle. Disbursement of payments will be contingent upon satisfactory progress reports.

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Number of Grants
Up to 2

Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $10,000 can be requested per Starter Grant.

Term of Contract
Funding Period: July 2023 – June 2024

Contact Information
Apply online:

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

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

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