This grant program for Family Medicine residents funds short-term research projects that can be conducted and reported within a six-month to one-year time period. Up to five awards may be funded each year.
Important Note: It is required that resident researchers seek guidance from a local mentor with experience in Family Medicine research for the development of the protocol and assistance during the project. The mentor will be required to sign the proposal along with the applicant.
Each Resident Research Grant (RRG) recipient will receive a grant up to $2,000. As an added bonus and an important learning experience, RRG award recipients are given the opportunity to present their findings at the annual AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, which is usually held in late July. Residents will be reimbursed for their expenses to travel to the meeting.
In addition, a Best Paper Award is given in recognition of the best overall research project. The award is given to the RRG presenter whose proposal and final report show exemplary execution.
What We Fund
- Pilot projects or preliminary efforts, six months to one year in duration, that pose questions of high relevance for family physicians and their patients.
- Projects that focus on new researchers or those who mentor new investigators by including them as part of the research teams.
What We Will Not Fund
- Indirect or overhead costs
- Travel for an investigator to present research findings at a professional meeting, conference or seminar. (Please note the Resident Research Grant comes with a travel scholarship to present findings at the AAFP National Conference.)
- Acquisition of computers or other electronic hardware
- Capital acquisition of equipment