AAFP Foundation

Student Externship Matching Grants

Since its inception, the Student Externship Matching Grants program has partnered with AAFP Constitutent Chapters and Chapter Foundations in 44 states and provided $1,020,000 in matching grants to support 816 student externships.

The goal of the Student Externship Matching Grants Program is to stimulate interest among medical students to select a career and/or pursue research opportunities in Family Medicine.

Student Externship Matching Grants are available only to Constituent Chapters and Chapter Foundations.

Congratulations to the 2015 Matching Grant Recipients

Chapters and Chapter Foundations from 17 states were awarded 25 matching grants totaling $31,250.

2016 Guidelines

Describes eligibility, program administration, Chapter responsibilities and provides dates for application, notice of award, payment requests, etc.

2016 Open Application Period

  • A Letter of Intent (LOI - application form) will be available to download by November 6, 2015
  • Deadline to apply is Friday, February 5, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Central Time
  • LOIs will be accepted between November 6, 2015 and February 5, 2016 at 5:00 pm Central Time
  • Awards will be announced on February 12, 2016 

Request for Payment

  • The Request for Payment form (1-page Word doc) should be submitted once the student and mentor have been matched.
  • One form should be completed for each matching grant received unless more than one student is funded using a matching grant.
  • If more than one student is funded with a matching grant, then one Request for Payment form should be completed for each student funded through that matching grant.
  • It is the responsibility of the Chapter or Chapter Foundation that received the matching grant to submit the Request for Payment.
  • The deadline to submit a Request for Payment is October 15, 2015.


Please contact Sondra Goodman or call (800) 274-2237, ext 4457.

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