AAFP Foundation


Research Stimulation Grants

Submit your Research Stimulation Grant Applications


Research Stimulation Grant applications are accepted twice a year:
  • Note: Since March 1, 2014 is on Saturday, the deadline for the first cycle of 2014 is Monday, March 3.
  • September 1

Congratulations to 2013 Research Stimulation Grant Recipients

Read the abstracts of these research project by clicking on the principal investigator's name.

Matthew E Rafalski, MD (1-page PDF file) - East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Appalachian Research Network 

Min Yang, MD, PhD (1-page PDF file) - Department of Family Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo

Jonathan D. Winter, MD (1-page PDF file) - Shenandoah Valley Family Practice Residency

Daryn R. Straley, DO, FAAFP, FAWN (1-page PDF file) - Ohio University

Vinod Patel, MD (1-page PDF File) - UBMD Family Medicine at Jefferson 

Abstracts of projects supported by Research Stimulation Grants in prior years are available further down on this page.

This program provides $7,500 per project to support research that poses questions of high relevance to family physicians and their patients. Applications for studies with lower costs are also welcome.


The program goals are to:

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

The following application materials can be downloaded:
Guiding Principles for AAFP Foundation Research Grants -- Clarification of expectations for projects granted AAFP Foundation research awards.
(1-page PDF file; About PDFs)
Research Stimulation Grants Fact Sheet -- Find out more about program guidelines.
Research Stimulation Grant Guidelines -- Read these guidelines before completing your Research Stimulation Grant application.
(6-page PDF file; About PDFs)
Research Stimulation Grant Application -- Download the Research Stimulation Grant application in Word format.
(5-page Word file; About Downloading)
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