• Family Medicine Discovers

    Research is an integral element of family medicine, and we are dedicated to the on-going development and advancement in the field of family medicine. Family Medicine Discovers joins our other signature programs in moving the specialty forward through meaningful research.

    Rapid Cycle Scientific Discovery and Innovation

    This program is a collaboration funded by the AAFP Foundation in partnership with the AAFP National Research Network. RapSDI builds research capacity for family medicine by awarding practicing family physicians with the opportunity to:

    • Research patient-inspired and clinical questions that arise from issues in family medicine
    • Build research capacity skills
    • Partner with a mentor on a topic of importance in creating practice improvements

    Two scholars will be selected annually and receive up to $40,000 to create new evidence for “what works” in real-world primary care settings.

    Application Details

    Round I of the application submission period opens July 1, 2022. Visit the AAFP National Research Network for more details and to apply.