AAFP Foundation

Joint Grant Awards Program

The Joint Grant Awards Program (JGAP) supports research of 1-2 year duration that poses questions of high relevance to Family Medicine. The maximum award for JGAP grants is $50,000. Applications for smaller-scale studies with lower costs are also welcome.


Christine Everett, PhD, MPH, PA-C. Duke University Department of Community and Family Medicine. Health-Promoting Primary Care Team Models of Care (1-page PDF file).

Fozia Ali, MD. University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Department of Family and Community Medicine. Can a "0-10" Scale Identify Patients with Poor Medication Adherence? (1-page PDF file)

Jennifer Bello Kottenstette, MD. Northshore UniversityHealth System Departments of Family Medicine. Improving Preconception and Contraceptive Care with a Reproductive Health Self Assesstment Tool: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial (2-page PDF file).

JGAP Fact Sheet

Provides information on submission deadlines, what we fund, eligibility, the review process, etc.

How to Apply

JGAP applications are accepted twice a year. The biannual deadlines are:

  • January 7
  • July 7

If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday the application is due on the following work day.

Guiding Principles for AAFP Foundation Research Grants (1-page PDF file) -- These principles are used to focus the deliberation of the proposals and the determination of the grants.

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

Application: JGAP Grants (3-page Word file) -- Required application form which must be completed and submitted by the application deadline 

JGAP Abstracts


For more information contact Sharon Hunt or call 800-274-2237 ext. 4474.

Joint Grant Awards Program

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