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 2014 Research Stimulation Grant Recipients


Sara Baird, MD (1-page PDF file) - Harlem Residency in Family Medicine

Elena Rosenbaum, MD (1-page PDF file) - Albany Medical College, Albany, New York

Read their research abstract by clicking on the principal investigator's name. Abstracts of projects supported by Research Stimulation Grants in prior years are below.

How to Apply for a Research Stimulation Grant

Research Stimulation Grant applications are accepted twice a year: March 1 and September 1.

If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the application is due on the following work day. 

The following application materials can be downloaded:

Guiding Principles for AAFP Foundation Research Grants (1-page PDF File)-- Clarification of expectations for projects granted AAFP Foundation research awards.

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 Fact Sheet

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

Grant Award Abstracts

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