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Funding Opportunities

Sources for Medical Education Research Funding
Picker Gold Graduate Medical Education (GME) Grant Program (Gold Foundation)

Supports research and development of innovative projects within the GME setting, especially interventions that facilitate successful patient-centered care initiatives. Projects include developing curriculum.

Award: $15000-$25000 over 18 months.

Application deadline: April 10, 2023 (11:59pm Pacific Time)

SAEM Education Project Grant (Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Foundation)

Proposals that foster innovation in teaching, education, and educational research in emergency medicine for faculty, fellow, resident, and medical students.

Award: $20,000

Application deadline: August 1, 2023

AMA Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women

Awarded to research advancing the study of women in the medical profession and strengthen AMAs capacity to identify and address issues affecting women physicians and medical students.

Award: Up to $10,000

Application deadline: July 15, 2023

Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation President’s Grants

Demonstration and evaluation grants for interventions focused on: diversity, equity, and belonging; increasing collaboration among future health professionals; and preparing future health professionals to navigate ethical dilemmas. Proposals should target medical students, residents, and learners in other health professions in clinical learning environments.

Award: Up to $25,000 for one year or less.

Application deadline: Ongoing



Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants

Awards rigorous, intellectually ambitious, and technically sound research proposals that will contribute to the improvement of education.

Award: Up to $50,000 for projects from one to five years.

Application deadlines: Accepts applications three times a year. Next cycle deadline is April 5, 2023 (noon Central Time).




STEMMLER Fund (The National Board of Medical Examiners)

Provides grants for researchers advancing assessment at any point along the continuum of medical education. Recent awarded projects include: competency-based assessment and education, patient-related outcomes in training, and teamwork in health care.

Award: Up to $150,000 over two years for research or development.

Application deadline: TBA 2024



SDRME Grants (The Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education)

Synthesis paper grants that advance practice, theory, or research in medical education. Review methods include critical, conceptual, scoping, realist, and systematic reviews. 

Award: Up to $5000 for the first author and travel expenses to attend the SDRME meeting to present the completed research.

Application deadline: TBA 2023




AMA Accelerating Change in Medical Education Innovation Grants (American Medical Association)

Open to undergraduate and graduate medical educators for developing curriculum, professional development, etc. to help community health and medical education programs.

Award: $40,000-$60,000



GEA Educational Research Grants:

Proposals that address important problems in medical education and foster collaborations across GEA regions or multiple schools, professions, or departments are strongly encouraged. Awarded topics include: faculty development, interprofessional education, virtual learning, and health equity, diversity, & inclusion.

Award: Up to $10,000 each up to a two-year grant period.

Application deadline: TBA 2024

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