Emergency Medicine Interest Group Grant
Status: OpenAll application components, including letters of support, must be submitted through the SAEM Foundation Grant Portal. All applications must be received by 5 pm (Central time) on their due date. No additional material (e.g. updates, publications, corrections, etc.) will be accepted after the application deadline.
Next Application Deadline: October 1, 2020 - January 30, 2021
The following is an overview of the educational award. You may download the list of questions that will be required in the application to help you prepare for your grant proposal. For submission instructions, please visit How To Apply.
The SAEM Foundation recognizes the valuable role of emergency medicine medical student interest groups (EMIGs), and awards grants to support these groups' educational activities.
The goals of the SAEM Emergency Medicine Interest Group grants are:
To promote growth of emergency medicine education at the medical student level,
To identify new educational methodologies advancing undergraduate education in emergency medicine, and
To support educational endeavors of an EMIG.
Given these broad goals, there are few limitations on the nature of eligible proposals. Proposals should focus on educational activities or projects related to undergraduate education in emergency medicine. Grant monies may be used for supplies, consultation, and seed money. Faculty salary support is excluded.
DURATION OF THE AWARD
Established or developing EMIGs, located at medical schools with or without emergency medicine residencies, are eligible to apply. This grant must be submitted with the support of your medical school or university sponsored programs office! An authorized signing official at the school/university is the only individual able to accept this award on the school/university’s behalf.
Medical students should serve as primary applicants with a faculty co-applicant also listed. Students should have a substantial role in preparing the application with guidance from the faculty co-applicant. Applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the Clerkship Directors of Emergency Medicine (CDEM) an Academy of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Each application will be judged according to educational merit, significance to emergency medicine, originality, methodology, institutional support, applicant qualifications, and appropriateness of budget. Final recommendations of grant awards will be made by the CDEM Executive Committee.Department
The applicant must submit letters of support if the proposed project utilizes facilities not routinely available to or directly under the supervision of the sponsoring program.
MentorThe faculty advisor of the grant proposal must be a member of SAEM at the time of the grant application deadline.
Evaluation of Applications
Applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the Clerkship Directors of Emergency Medicine (CDEM) an Academy of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Each application will be judged according to educational merit, significance to emergency medicine, originality, methodology, institutional support, applicant qualifications, and appropriateness of budget. Medical students can serve as primary applicants if a faculty co-applicant is listed. The faculty advisor of the grant proposal must be a member of SAEM at the time of the grant application deadline. Final recommendations of grant awards will be made by the CDEM Executive Committee.
Educational objectives are clearly defined and achievable. The project is new or innovative for the institution. The project advances the knowledge and skills of EM for the participants and the institution.
The applicant has shown a real interest and commitment to EM. The applicant and mentor have demonstrated success in similar projects. The applicant will be actively involved in the project.
Institutional support and budget:
There is appropriate mentorship for the project to be successful. The institution is actively involved in supporting and guiding the development of the project. The budget is clearly defined and reasonable. Are the budgetary items requested from SAEM Foundation essential to the project’s success?
Approximate Timeline 2021 EMIG Grant
Application Deadline for EMIG Grants - January 30, 2021
Application review and recommendations to CDEM Exec. Comm. - February 15, 2021
Approval by CDEM Executive Committee - February 22, 2021
Approval by SAEMF BOT - March 10, 2021
Award letters sent to selected EMIG grant applicants - March 13, 2021
Grant Period - July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022