GEMSSTAR for Emergency Medicine Supplemental Funding Program

A matching grant program for recipients of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) R03 award: Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Subspecialists’ Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) Program. Funding provided by SAEM Foundation (SAEMF) and the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF).

Status: Closed

PURPOSE OF THE AWARD

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) offers a grant called the Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists’ Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) Program. The GEMSSTAR program uses an NIA-funded small research project (R03) mechanism. As part of the R03 application, investigators may include a Professional Development Plan (PDP) to run concomitantly with the R03 award which is to be supported through non-R03 funds. In order to support emergency medicine GEMSSTAR applicants in their Professional Development Plan, the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Foundation (SAEMF) and the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) jointly created this GEMSSTAR for Emergency Medicine Supplemental Funding Program. This program has a separate application process from the NIA R03. Detailed information is below. For questions about the NIA R03, view the GEMSSTAR FAQs.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants for the GEMSSTAR for Emergency Medicine Supplemental Funding Program must have applied to the NIA GEMSSTAR program prior to applying for this supplemental award. After review, SAEMF/EMF will notify selected applicants of their intent to fund the application. Final funding decisions are contingent upon verification of funding of the NIA GEMSSTAR grant. Only NIA GEMSSTAR funding recipients are eligible to receive the GEMSSTAR for Emergency Medicine Supplemental Funding Program.

FINANCIAL AWARD

A maximum of $25,000 will be provided over two years if selected to receive this award. Funding will be provided by the SAEM Foundation (SAEMF) and the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) jointly.

GRANT REVIEW PROCESS

Members of the SAEM Grants Committee and the EMF Scientific Review Committee will be responsible for reviewing grant applications for this award, and will make recommendations to the SAEM Foundation Board of Trustees and the EMF Board of Trustees regarding candidate recipients. The committee uses a scoring system to judge and compare applications that considers the qualifications of the applicant, the professional development plan, and the host institution. A GEMSSTAR for Emergency Medicine Supplemental Funding Program grant will be awarded only if the committee and the SAEMF deems that an applicant worthy of receiving the award can be selected.

CONTACT INFORMATION

SAEM Foundation serves as the primary point of contact for this award. Any questions can be directed to grants@saem.org.