AAFP Foundation

Research Stimulation Grants

Research Stimulation Grants award up to $7,500 for projects of six months to one year's duration. This grant program is intended to:

  • Support research of value to the practicing physician
  • Encourage proposals by junior investigators
  • Fund pilot studies

Congratulations to Our Recent Recipients

Marhaf Al Achkar, MD, Indianapolis University, Department of Family Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana. Residents as Teachers Instructions (1-page PDF file)

Ying Zhang, MD, University of Washington Family Medicine, Seattle, Washington. Reproductive Health in Somali Refugees: Exploring women's views on birth spacing and modern contraception to inform culturally sensitve patient centered counseling (1-page PDF file)

Research Stimulation Grant Fact Sheet

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

How to Apply

Research Stimulation Grant applications are accepted twice a year. The biannual deadlines are:

  • March 1
  • September 1

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 by the Research Committee and reviewers to focus the deliberation of the proposals and the determination of the grants. 

Instructions: Research Stimulation Grants (6-page PDF file) -- Detailed instructions for completing the Research Stimulation Grant application form

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

Research Stimulation Grant Abstracts

To view and/or download Research Stimulation Grant abstracts please click on the above link.


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