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.
Resident Research Grants
Congratulations to the 2014 Grant Recipient
Voice your Choice: The Impact of Group Visits on Completion of Advance Health Care Directives (1-page PDF file) by Natasha Bhuyan, MD
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
- Voice your Choice: The Impact of Group Visits on Completion of Advance Health Care Directives (2014) (1-page PDF file)
- Electronic Medical Record Training Needs for Resident Physicians (2013) (1-page PDF file)
- Pilot of an Ultra-Brief Health Coaching Curriculum for Hospital Volunteer2 (2013) (1-page PDF file)
- Making it Count: Combining Motivational Interviewing Techniques with a Goal-based Pedometer Curriculum to Enhance Fitness Outcomes Among Elementary School Children (2013) (1-page PDF file)
- Smart-7 Study: A Pilot Study to Evaluate a Patient Self-monitoring Intervention to Improve Cardiovascular Health (2013) (1-page PDF file)
- Cooking Matters: Pilot of an Interactive Nutrition Class for Children and Parents in a Rural Area (2012) (1-page PDF file)
- The Current State of Interconception Care Practices In a Family Medicine Residency (2012) (1-page PDF file)
- The Impact of a Palliative Care Consult Service on 30 Day Hospital Readmission Rates and Health Services Utilization for Seriously Ill Patients Surviving to Discharge from The Intensive Care Unit (2012) (1-page PDF file)
- Comparison of Continuity of Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives Between Adolescents and Non-Adolescents in a Family Physician Federally Qualified Health Center (2012) (1-page PDF file)
- A Randomized Single Blinded Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of an Adjunctive Yoga Based Therapy in the Treatment and Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (2012) (1-page PDF file)
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