AAFP Foundation

Student Externship Matching Grants

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

Matching Grants of $1,250 per externship

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.

Since 1992 the Student Externship Matching Grants program has partnered with 44 AAFP Constitutent Chapters and Chapter Foundations and provided nearly $1 million in matching grants to support 791 student externships.

2015 Application Deadline: February 6th

Matching Grant Awards will be announced on February 13, 2015.

How to Apply

Letter of Intent (1-page Word file) is the application document that must be submitted by the Constituent Chapter or Chapter Foundation by the submission deadline. The LOI can be downloaded by clicking on the above link.

The deadline to apply for a 2015 Student Externship Matching Grant is Friday, February 6, 2015.

Guidelines & Eligibility

Student Externship Matching Grants Program Guidelines (2-page PDF file), which can be downloaded by clicking this link, outline the requirements for this matching grant opportunity.

2014 Grant Award Recipients

Twenty-six matching grants totaling $32,500 were awarded in 2014. Congratulations to the 19 Constituent Chapter and Chapter Foundations who were awarded 2014 Student Externship Matching Grants.


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

Student Externship Matching Grants

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