Purpose of Award: To provide research funding to physicians in training (residents or medical students) interested in completing a research project during residency/medical school. This Grant promotes the involvement of emergency medicine trainees in research which supports the specialty of emergency medicine and its training.
Application Process: Submit Cover Letter, Grant Proposal Form (using the EMRA Research Project Proposal Form), and CV(s) of primary author(s) to EMRA. Preferred Method of submission is by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also submit materials by fax.
Eligibility: Grants will be available to any EMRA Medical Student or Resident member, or any emergency medicine interest group whose principal applicant is an EMRA Student or Resident member.
Selection Criteria: The proposed project must be consistent with EMRA's Purposes and Objectives. Grant Applications will be reviewed by the EMRA Research Committee and projects will be selected based on the perceived importance and possible impact of the research, as described on the Research Project Proposal Form.
Award: Two awards of $1000 each Spring
Application Deadline: January 15
Award Date: Spring EMRA Events in conjunction with SAEM's Annual Meeting
Requirement: EMRA must receive appropriate acknowledgment for its support of the project. Grant recipients are encouraged to prepare a summary article of their results for EM Resident Magazine and to present a report at the Research Committee meeting following the receipt of their grant.
Date of Inception: 2009
EMRA Research Grant Format
The application should consist of the following sections:
1. TITLE PAGE
Provide an applicable title for your study. Name the one person responsible for the development and completion of the project. Please also name the mentor(s) that will be involved with the project.
2. TABLE OF CONTENTS
3. RESEARCH PROJECT
Describe your project using the following subheadings (limit 5 pages):
- Specific Aims
- Significance to Emergency Medicine
Indicate how the award money will be spent. Justify all materials and supplies. Please note that travel to conferences, conference fees, and lodging for yourself while conducting research is not considered an appropriate use of the funds.
5. DESCRIPTION OF THE AWARD YEAR
Outline the proposed work plan including estimated times of completion.
6. PERSONAL STATEMENT
The applicant should compose and submit a personal statement that addresses the applicant’s interest and role in the project.
7. INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
Provide a letter from your mentor supporting the research.