Strategic Goals for Emergency Medicine NIH Funding

To support the specialty of Emergency Medicine’s mission to continuously create new knowledge that will improve patient care and outcomes, the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine (AACEM) Research Task Force developed and published a set of 2030 strategic goals for the EM research enterprise. These goals have been endorsed by the AACEM Executive Committee and the boards of Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM). This dashboard is designed to monitor and report our progress toward these goals.


 Active NIH ProjectsAnnual NIH FundingNIH PIsDepartments with NIH-Funded PIsPercent of EM Medical
 Active NIH ProjectsAnnual NIH Funding

NIH PIs (25% K)

Departments with NIH-Funded PIsPercent of EM Medical School Faculty NIH PIs
2030 Goal200$100 M150 (25% K)503%
2023206$137 M147 (15% K)452.2%
2022157$102 M121 (13% K)411.8%
2021149$101 M111 (15% K)391.7%


Federal research funding data from publicly available sources and medical school faculty data from the AAMC are analyzed. Not all funding to EM investigators is captured as these data only attribute awards to contact PIs, and do not include NIH funding to institutions other than medical schools, funding to EM divisions within non-EM departments, and funding contracts or Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants.