Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Foundation

The SAEM Foundation, together with SAEM, has awarded nearly $13.5 million to more than 570 academicians.

At a time when the life-saving importance of emergency medicine (EM) has never been more widely understood, less than one percent of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding supports EM research. The COVID-19 pandemic shines a light on the need for expert, evidence-driven care in medical crises from the everyday to the epidemic—and the quality of that care depends on the strength of the research that supports it.

We are the specialty’s largest foundation that empowers emergency physicians, saves lives, and improves outcomes for patients everywhere. At a time of great need, we’re ready to make the largest research investment in EM to improve patient care by supporting the development of innovative researchers, expert educators and academic emergency medicine leaders.