Resident Reviewer Program for SAEMF Grants

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Congratulations to the 2022-23 SAEMF Resident Reviewers

  • Lauren Coaxum, MD
  • Carleigh F. F. Hebbard, PhD, MD
  • Katherine Joyce, MD, MPH
  • Gregory Peters, MD
  • Nathan Roberts, MD PhD
  • Emily Shearer, MD
  • Jasmine Thompson, MD

Are you an aspiring researcher currently in residency? If so, this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.   

SAEM and the SAEM Foundation (SAEMF) are pleased to announce an opportunity for residents aspiring to become career researchers to serve as grant reviewers for the 2023 SAEM Foundation grant review. SAEMF is dedicated to training the future generation of researchers in emergency medicine and helping you along your journey to becoming the best academic emergency medicine physician you can be. Whether you aspire to become a federally-funded independent investigator, a strong mentor and collaborator, or a medical education researcher, research will be at the heart of your work. The Resident Reviewer program is an indispensable way for residents to gain insight into the grant review process, which will help you prepare for writing your own grant proposals in the future.

About the program
Check back in March 2023 to apply!

Who
  • Emergency medicine residents PGY 2-4 during the July 2023–June 2024 academic year dedicated to pursuing a research career
  • Must be SAEM members

Resident Reviewers participate in the SAEMF grant review process and have the opportunity to participate in other SAEM Grants Committee meetings and objectives. Resident Reviewers are assigned a faculty mentor who will provide mentorship on evaluating and scoring grants. The Resident Reviewer program provides the opportunity for residents to better understand the components of a strong grant application and the grant review process. Neither prior research nor prior grant review experience are necessary to serve as a Resident Reviewer.

What

Be appointed to the SAEM Grants Committee as a resident reviewer! You will participate in the grant review process as well as have the opportunity to participate in other SAEM Grants Committee meetings and objectives. Multiple resident reviewer positions will be appointed for the 2023-2024 cycle.

 

Should you be appointed, your responsibilities will include:

  1. Complete grant review training provided by the SAEM Grants Committee.
  2. Read and score the grants assigned to you with guidance from your SAEM Grants Committee faculty mentor.
  3. Participate in a grant review session. The in-person session will be held this Fall (date/venue TBA). While attendance in person yields the best learning experience, some subcommittees may meet virtually and you will be asked to join one of these if you cannot commit to in-person attendance.
  4. Participate in the Grants Committee monthly virtual meetings at your discretion.
WhenJuly 2023–April 2024
How
  • Applications will open in March 2023 and require you to answer a few questions.
  • A personal letter of interest to share your reason for wanting to serve on the SAEM Grants Committee to include what you hope to gain from the experience; how this position fits into your career goals; and details of any prior experience you have with research including writing and/or scoring grants, although prior experience is NOT a requirement to apply.
  • A letter of support from your program director (PD) stating that you are in good standing in your training program and that the PD supports your application for this position, including their commitment to ensure that you have adequate time to participate in the grant review process.
  • Your current curriculum vitae.

The SAEMF Board of Trustees will announce the 2023 Resident Reviewers in June and service will begin July 2023. For more information contact Grants@saem.org.

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