AAFP Foundation


JGAP Fact Sheet

The Joint Grant Awards Program (JGAP) provides up to $50,000 for research projects that have significant relevancy to Family Medicine. The program plays a major role in building research capacity by giving priority funding to new researchers or to those who mentor new investigators on the research team.  Below is information on how you can apply for a JGAP grant.

Submission Deadlines

There are two JGAP cycles annually. The application due date for each cycle is:

  • January 7 
  • July 7

When the deadline date falls on a weekend or holiday, proposals are due the following workday.

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What We Fund

  • Projects of one or two years duration
  • Each proposal must be for a separate and unique project
  • What does not qualify: cost for running/implementing program, and indirect costs/support for activities such as videotape production, curriculum design, etc.

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Eligibility

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

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How to Apply

The JGAP application (3-page Word file) and the application instructions (6-page PDF) are available for download.

Details about the grant application, including submission requirements, are contained in the application instructions.

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Review Process

  1. Submitted applications first receive an administrative review to verify that the application has been properly prepared and completed. Only applications that adhere to the application instructions will be reviewed and considered for grant support.
  2. Fully prepared applications are then 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. The RC offers suggestions or provides additional advice to applicants, who are unsuccessful in securing a grant award, to help strengthen the proposal for future submission.

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Award Announcement

  • JGAP awards for applications with a January 7 submission deadline are announced in late May to early June.
  • JGAP awards for applications with a July 7 submission deadline are announced in late November to early December.

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Questions

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

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Joint Grant Awards Program
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