Apply Now to Serve as a Resident Reviewer for SAEMF Grants

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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 a new opportunity for residents aspiring to become career researchers to serve as grant reviewers for the 2021 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 new 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.


  • Emergency medicine residents PGY 2-4 during the July 2021–June 2022 academic year
  • Must be SAEM members

You will participate in the grant review process as well as have the opportunity to participate in other SAEM Grants Committee meetings and objectives. You will be assigned a Grants Committee faculty mentor who will mentor you on evaluating and scoring grants. Research experience is not necessary, nor is it necessary that you have research faculty within your program to help support you. Participation in the grant review process will further allow you to build your knowledge base regarding how to write the strongest grant.


Be appointed to the SAEM Grants Committee as a resident reviewer! Four resident reviewer positions will be appointed for the 2021-2022 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 during the ACEP Scientific Assembly, which is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, October 24, 2021 in Boston, MA. While attendance in person yields the best learning experience, some subcommittees meet virtually and you will be asked to join one of these if you cannot commit to in-person attendance.
  4. Participate on monthly SAEM Grants Committee calls at your discretion.
WhenSeptember 2021–May 2022
  • brief application that requires 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 2021 Resident Reviewers in August and service will begin September 1, 2021. For more information contact