Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Education Research Grant
Deadline: August 1, 2013
All applications must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org, including letters of recommendation. All applications must be received on the due date by 5pm Central Standard Time (6pm EST, 4pm MST, 3pm PST). If electronic signatures are not available please submit the application and letters of recommendation electronically without signatures. Applications must be in a single file (PDF format only) and attached to an email. The subject line of the email should indicate the grant for which the applicant is applying.
Purpose of the Award
The SAEM Education Research Grant strives to foster education research in emergency medicine at faculty, fellow, resident and medical student level learners. The mission of the grant is to provide support for a medical education research project. The education research project should be novel but also generalizable to educators within SAEM. The project outcome should be measurable, reproducible, and able to be disseminated to the SAEM membership. Whenever possible, the outcome should be clinically relevant or compared to a gold standard educational measurement. Both qualitative and quantitative projects are encouraged.
We specifically encourage innovative projects involving the practice of emergency medicine that:
assess competency at any level of medical education (UME, GME, CME), including Milestones
assess cognitive processes, such as diagnostic reasoning
evaluate instructional methods
evaluate outcomes of educational programs, including faculty development programs
study the education workforce and career satisfaction
study novel job description models for education scholar
evaluate inter-professional educational programs
explore use of technology for teaching knowledge, skills, or cognitive processes
study educational formats best suited to specific types of EM knowledge acquisition
provide evidence for best practices in simulation training
Special consideration will be given to applicants with a clearly articulated long-term plan for a career in EM education research and to those projects that may lead to grant-funded educational research.
The Applicant (Project PI)
The applicant must be a member of SAEM at the time of application and during the award period.
The applicant must be one of the following:
1) Be board eligible or certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, American Board of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine, or Pediatric Emergency Medicine practicing in an emergency care setting.
2) Be a PhD researcher with an academic position in a Department/Division of Emergency Medicine
Previous Education Research award recipients are not eligible for a second award.
The institution must provide adequate administrative and clerical support for the project, including, but not limited to, office space, administrative support, and information systems. Ideally, there should be an accredited emergency medicine residency program at the host institution. The institution must demonstrate the availability of faculty, resident and /or medical student teaching opportunities for the project. The applicant may work clinically at another institution than the institution at which the project will be conducted.
The Financial Award
The Education Research Grant will provide a total of up to $10,000 (unless there is such a rare circumstance that no funds are available). Detailed budgets will be required. Funds may be used for salary or direct costs related to the project. Travel will not be supported. No additional costs will be supported by SAEM; these costs are the responsibility of the sponsoring institution. Failure to meet the award guidelines or inability of the candidate to complete the term of the award shall result in the return of residual funds to SAEM. For projects requiring IRB approval, funds will not be dispersed until IRB approval is successfully obtained. Demonstration of IRB submission should be included in the grant submission (with the letters of support section).
Duration of the Award
The award is for one year (July 1 through June 30).
Grant Review Process
The SAEM Grants Committee is responsible for the review of all applications, and will make recommendations to the SAEM Board of Directors regarding recipients. A scoring system considering the qualifications of the applicant, the research proposal, and the institution will be assessed with the goal of funding applicants with the highest likelihood of successfully completing an innovative, impactful education research project. An education research grant will be awarded only if a project suitable and worthy of the award is submitted during that award year.
A progress report is due at 5 months (December 1) from the start of the grant period. A final report will be due at 11 months (June 1) and final financial report at the close of the grant. Report templates can be downloaded at www.saem.org.
At the end of the grant year, the applicant is expected to present their work to SAEM with a submission of a project portfolio outlining the final education research project. Submission of an Innovations presentation (formerly IEME - Innovations in Emergency Medical Education), research abstract, publication, or educational project is expected.
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Foundation
2340 S. River Road, Suite 208
Des Plaines, IL 60018