SAEMF/Academy for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine (ADIEM) Research Grant

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Applications for this Grant will be Accepted from May 1, 2024 to August 1, 2024

This document provides an overview of this grant. For complete instructions on applying, please see the Detailed Instructions. For submission instructions and SAEMF policies, visit How To Apply. For answers to other common questions, visit our Grants FAQ or email


Purpose of the Award

The SAEMF/ADIEM Research Grant awards $6,000 over a one-year period starting July 1 to support research that evaluates the state of diversity and inclusion in the field of Emergency Medicine, evaluates interventions to improve diversity and inclusion in Emergency Medicine, or addresses disparities in healthcare outcomes in the practice of Emergency Medicine among underrepresented or marginalized groups.

Expectations of the Award

The successful research proposal for the SAEMF/ADIEM Research Grant is expected to:

  1. Be novel, innovative, measurable, and reproducible. Projects may have qualitative and/or quantitative measurement components.

  2. Provide evidence of disparities in healthcare outcomes for marginalized groups in the practice of emergency medicine.

  3. Offer evidence for best practices or interventions to increase diversity and inclusion in the Emergency Medicine workforce.

The SAEMF/ADIEM Research Grant awardee is expected to:

  1. Attend the SAEM Annual Meeting during the award year.

  2. Submit interim and final progress reports in accordance with SAEMF instructions.

  3. Submit an abstract reporting the results of the research project for presentation at the SAEM Annual Meeting. As the selection of research abstracts is a competitive process, acceptance is not assured.

  4. Publish a manuscript (first-authored by the awardee) arising from the project in a peer-reviewed journal within two years of completing the award.

Eligibility for the Award

An applicant for the SAEMF/ADIEM Research Grant must:

  1. Be a member of SAEM in good standing at application deadline and during the entire award period.

  2. Have an advanced/doctoral or terminal educational degree (e.g., MD, DO, PhD, PharmD, DSc or equivalent). 

  3. Hold a university appointment in or be actively involved (e.g., have an adjunct appointment) with a department or division of emergency medicine or pediatric emergency medicine at the start of award period. The applicant may work as a clinician at an institution other than the host institution or the institution at which the project will be conducted.

  4. Be an early career researcher, defined as completing initial residency training within eight (8) years of the start of the award period. SAEMF will consider requests for exceptions to this requirement for various reasons, including but not limited to medical concerns, disability, and active-duty military service. Each of these requests is reviewed on a case by case basis, and must be made prior to the application deadline. SAEM will approve an automatic extension of one year for childbirth within the early career period. All extension requests must be made to before the nomination deadline. Fellowship training does not affect the requirement for defining an early career researcher. 

Full Eligibility Criteria, Detailed Instructions, and Additional Information for SAEMF Grants can be found here.

Updated March 13, 2023


2024 Grantee

Read more about Dr. Ryan E. Tsuchida and his research project "A Qualitative Case Study Analysis of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leaders in Emergency Medicine" here!