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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


SAEMF is grateful to the Medical Toxicology Foundation (MTF) for its continued support of this important grant opportunity.


The SAEMF/MTF Toxicology Research Grant provides $20,000 over a one-year period starting July 1 to support research that advances the science of medical toxicology in emergency medicine. The goals are to foster collaboration between members of the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and SAEM and to advance the science of medical toxicology as it relates to all aspects of emergency medicine. Proposals that intend to collect data necessary to pursue larger projects (pilot projects) are of particular interest. The research proposals can address one or more of the following areas and topics:

  1. Medical toxicology practice
  2. Medical toxicology education (medical students, emergency medicine residents, medical toxicology residents and emergency physicians)
  3. Acute or chronic toxicity from pharmaceuticals and chemicals
  4. Envenomations and natural toxins
  5. Opioid-use disorders and addiction medicine
  6. Chemical or radiological emergency preparedness
  7. Global medical toxicology


The SAEMF/MTF Toxicology Research Grant awardee is expected to:

  1. Attend the ACMT and/or 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 ACMT and/or SAEM Annual Meeting. As the selection of research abstracts is a competitive process, acceptance is not assured.
  4. Publish a manuscript (with awardee as first or senior author) arising from the project in a peer-reviewed journal within two years of completing the award.


An applicant for the SAEMF/MTF Toxicology Research Grant must:

  1. Be a member in good standing of SAEM 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 (e.g., faculty, fellow, or similar) 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 the award period.
  4. Not have received the SAEMF/MTF Toxicology Research Grant previously.

Applicants for this award are expected to be at different stages of research career development. Applicants may apply as a (1) mentored research scientist or as an (2) independent research scientist. The involvement and availability of mentorship and collaboration appropriate for the applicant’s career stage will be one of the criteria considered by the review committee.

Mentored Research Scientist. Applicants applying as mentored researchers should adhere to the mentor eligibility criteria described in the Eligibility Criteria for SAEMF Grants. For mentored applicants, the review committee will consider whether the mentorship plan is appropriate for the candidate’s career stage, the prior relationship with the mentor, and whether the candidate will be prepared for independent funding after the conclusion of the mentorship plan.

Independent Research Scientist. Applicants applying as independent research scientists must have a track record of high-quality publications or prior funding that demonstrate a career stage appropriate for independent funding. Applicants need not have an identified primary mentor, though evidence of collaboration with senior investigators in the design and conduct of the research plan will be looked upon favorably. For independent research scientists, the review committee will consider whether the investigator and research team, after the conduct of the proposed study, will be able to submit a compelling application for independent federal funding.

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

Updated March 13, 2023