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 Recipient

Richard Younge, MD, MPH, Columbia University Center for Family & Community Medicine, New York, NY. Cooking to Obliterate Obesity in Kids (COOK): Is School-Based Culinary Education Associated with Increased Nutritional Knowledge and Healthy Eating Behaviors in Adolescents? (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 per 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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