Joint Grant Awards Program: Eligibility and Application Fact Sheet


The principal investigator must be a Family Medicine researcher (a clinician or PhD). The principal investigator or one of the co-investigators must be a member of the AAFP. Priority is given to new researchers or those who mentor new investigators on the research team. The following may apply:

  • Individual family physicians
  • Family Medicine organizations or associations
  • Family Medicine residency programs
  • Department of Family Medicine
  • Education and health care institutions or organizations that will use the JGAP support exclusively for research projects directly involving and impacting Family Medicine

How to Apply

First, read the following document:

Instructions: JGAP Grants(7 page PDF): Detailed instructions for completing the JGAP application.

Then, download and complete the Application for JGAP Grants(3 page DOCX), which must be completed and submitted by the application deadline to Sharon Hunt.

Submission Deadline

The deadline to submit an application is January 9. When the deadline date falls on a weekend or holiday, proposals are due the following workday.

Review Process

  1. Applications first receive an administrative review to verify that the application has been properly prepared and completed. Only those that adhere to the application instructions will be reviewed and considered.
  2. After the administrative review, correctly prepared applications are submitted to the Research Commitee (RC) for review and ranking.
  3. Recommendations for grant funding are made by the RC and the formal awarding of grants is done by the AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees.
  4. Feedback is provided from the RC to applicants whose submissions are not funded.

Award Announcement

  • JGAP awards for applications for the January 9 submission deadline is announced late May.


Please contact Sharon Hunt at (800) 274-2237, ext. 4474.

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