AAFP Foundation

Resident Research Grants

Each year up to five grants for as much as $2,000 are available to support short-term research projects. First- and second-year Family Medicine residents are eligible to submit a proposal to the AAFP Foundation Research Committee for funding consideration. Resident grantees are reimbursed for travel expenses to attend the annual National Conference to give a 15-minute presentation on his/her research project. The presenter whose proposal and final report show exemplary execution will receive recognition for the best paper.

Congratulations to the 2014 Grant Recipient

How to Apply - Deadline March 15

Resident Research Grants applications are accepted once a year. The deadline to apply is March 15th; awards are announced in early June. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holdiay, the application is due on the following work day.

It is important for resident researchers to seek guidance from a local mentor with experience in Family Medicine research for the development of the protocol and assistance during the project, the mentor will be required to sign the proposal along with the applicant.

Guiding Principles for AAFP Foundation Research Grants - (1-page PDF file) Clarification of expectations for projects granted AAFP Foundation Research Awards

Instructions: Resident Research Grants - (5-page PDF file) Detailed instructions for completing the Resident Research Grant application form

Application: Resident Research Grants - (3-page Word file) Required application form which must be completed and submitted by March 15th deadline

Grant Award Abstracts


For more information please contact Sharon Hunt at (800) 274-2237, ext. 4474.
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