AAFP Foundation

Joint Grant Awards Program

The Joint Grant Awards Program (JGAP) supports research of one- to two-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.

Congratulations to Our Recent Recipients

Paul D. Smith, MD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Family Medicine. Better, Safer Care Through Clear Communication (BeST Communication) (1-page PDF file)

Sandra K. Burge, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Department of Family & Community Medicine. ROAR: Reflecting on Abusive Relationships. (1-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 per 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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