Application Deadline: August 15, 2024, 5:00 PM Central Time

Due to Hurricane Beryl, the deadline to apply for an SAEMF grant has been extended to Thursday, August 15, at 5:00 PM Central Time. 

Notice: SAEM Membership Database Maintenance August 5-9, 2024

Please be advised that our SAEM membership database, which includes services through our grant portal, will be undergoing maintenance the week of August 5-9, 2024. The system will be down for an upgrade on August 5 and 6, and there will be intermittent outages on August 7-9, affecting login to SAEM services. We anticipate that all services will be fully restored by Monday, August 12. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to avoid any delays.

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 Research Training Grant awards $300,000 over a two-year period ($150,000 per year) to support the development of a researcher in emergency medicine.

The goals of the SAEMF Research Training Grant are to:
  1. Provide support to an emergency medicine academician awardee for two years of concentrated training and mentorship with an emphasis on learning research methodology. The award is intended to support the development of sound research skills rather than a specific research project.
  2. Enhance the likelihood of the selection of an academic research career by the awardee.
  3. Facilitate the support of research training in the awardee’s host institution for emergency medicine research scientists.
  4. Encourage the awardee’s academic development and involvement in emergency medicine research.

Expectations of the Award

The SAEMF Research Training Grant awardee is expected to:
  1. Attend the SAEM Annual Meeting during both years of the award.
  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 Research Training Grant.
  5. Receive sufficient departmental and institutional support to limit clinical (including moonlighting) or administrative work to no more than 12 hours per week.
  6. Receive strong mentorship and engage in a rigorous training curriculum.
  7. Complete a research project appropriate to the mentorship and training plan that will develop the awardee’s research and academic career.
  8. Receive the fundamental research skills necessary to succeed as a research scientist and compete for subsequent extramural grant funding.

Eligibility for the Award

An applicant for the SAEMF Research Training Grant must:
  1. Be a "faculty" 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, 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. Not have previously received a SAEMF Research Training Grant, an Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) grant with similar purpose as the SAEMF Research Training Grant, a federally funded individual career development award (K-series or VA CDA), a federally funded R01, or equivalent such as the NIA GEMSSTAR award, or a similar research training grant from another entity, prior to the start of the Research Training Grant period. If an applicant has received funding for an institutional training grant (K12, KL2 or similar), he/she should provide a detailed description of the currently funded project and any similarities or overlap with the SAEMF application. Eligibility will be assessed at the time of the award decision, so applicants funded by a disqualifying source after submission of their application may become ineligible as a result of subsequent funding decisions.

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

Updated June 4, 2024


2024 Grantee

Read more about Dr. Evangelia Murray and her research project "Comprehensive Emergency Department-based Social Needs Screening" here!