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Society for Academic Emergency Medicine/American College of Medical Toxicology Michael P. Spadafora Toxicology Scholarship
Deadline: Thursday, August 1, 2013
Dr. Michael P. Spadafora was an academic emergency physician and medical toxicologist who was a member of SAEM and the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and was dedicated to resident education. After his death in October 1999, memorial donations were directed to SAEM for the establishment of a scholarship fund to encourage emergency medicine residents to pursue Medical Toxicology fellowship training. One recipient will be chosen each year to attend a national toxicology conference.
The 2014 ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting will be in the spring of 2014.
Duration of the award: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
The award of $1,500 will provide funds for travel, meeting registration, meals, and lodging. Please note that ACMT has developed a similar scholarship program; contact ACMT for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Education Research Grant
Deadline: August 1, 2013
All applications must be submitted electronically to email@example.com, 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
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Foundation Education Fellowship Grant
The Education Fellowship Grant strives to foster teaching, education, and educational research in emergency medicine at faculty, fellow, resident and medical student level learners. The mission of the grant is to develop the academic potential of the selected fellow by providing support for a dedicated two-year training period that includes an advanced degree in education. Potential for, and experience with, educational leadership and teaching skills will be important when evaluating applications. Leadership will include, but will not be limited to, involvement with residency programs, medical student clerkships, and medical school courses. The applicant should describe a novel educational project that will be generalizable to educators within SAEM. The project outcome should be measurable, reproducible, and able to be disseminated to the SAEM membership.
Selection of the Education Fellow will weigh equally the fellow applicant, the proposed educational project, and the environment and opportunities at the institution that will host the fellow. One fellow per 2 year period may be selected from the applicant pool. The selected fellow must choose his/her 2 year ‘teacher training’ program (such as a Master’s in Medical Education, Simulation training fellowship or equivalent) and fellowship site prior to applying for the grant and must describe those items in the application.
The Education Fellowship Grant will provide a total of up to $50,000 per year for two years, assuming funds are available. Detailed budgets will be required. Funds may be used for salary or tuition fees for advanced educational degree, educational research or direct costs related to 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. SAEM grants are contingent upon the amount of available funds from the SAEM Foundation. SAEM may discontinue, postpone, or alternate grant funding mechanisms based on the amount of funds available.
The fellowship candidate must meet the following criteria: (1) Be a member of SAEM at application and during award period. (2) 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; or a senior resident (3rd or 4th year) in good standing to graduate from an ACGME accredited EM residency program. (3) Have a portfolio of educational committees, publications, chapters, and/or courses that exemplify the desire to become a lifelong educator in the field of EM. Portfolio development is anticipated to reflect the applicant's level of experience. The successful candidate shall have demonstrated a sustained interest in education. This may include previous participation in education related to emergency medicine or another field, peer-reviewed publications, educational research, or presentations of educational scholarly activity at scientific meetings. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated commitment to teaching and/or have evidence of leadership potential. A resident is not expected to have the same level of credentials as a faculty member who wishes to pursue formal education fellowship training. The fellow must be a member of SAEM during the award period. The applicant may not have previously completed more than one year of an education fellowship.
The institution must provide adequate administrative and clerical support to the fellow, including, but not limited to, office space, administrative support, and information systems. The institution must demonstrate the availability of physician teaching opportunities for the fellow. 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 fellow. The applicant may work clinically at another institution than the host institution. The institution should have a demonstrated track record of involvement and commitment to education at local, state, and national levels. The host institution must provide opportunities for the fellow to maintain clinical emergency medicine skills, but shall not require fellows to perform clinical duty in the emergency department in excess of 16 hours per week, and no less than 10 hours per week.
The fellowship mentor should have demonstrated expertise in teaching, education and/or educational research, including publication of original research and/or educational innovations in peer-reviewed journals. The mentor should be active in educational roles and teaching at his/her local residency, student clerkship and/or medical school. The mentor should be involved in education at the state, regional, and national levels, as evidenced by participation on committees or administrative work-product. The mentor must be directly responsible for the supervision and oversight of the fellow and have sufficient academic availability to ensure an optimal mentored relationship.
Any research project that results from the Education Fellowship Grant should be submitted as an abstract to the SAEM Annual Meeting.
Society for Academic/Emergency Medicine Foundation Research Training Grant
The Research Training Grant (RTG) is intended to provide funding to support the development of a scientist in emergency medicine. Its specific goals are:
To provide support to an emergency medicine academician for two years of concentrated training and mentorship with emphasis in research methods. The award is intended to support the development of sound research skills rather than to support a specific research project.
To enhance the likelihood of the selection of an academic and research career by the recipient.
To establish a departmental culture that will continue to support research training independent of the SAEM award.
To encourage further academic development and research involvement of emergency medicine academicians.
The RTG provides financial support for a trainee to acquire sound research skills. As such, the training curriculum and strong mentorship are essential and equally as important as the project performed during the training period. An outstanding application will include well-developed descriptions of each of these important elements. The RTG is also intended to provide trainees with fundamental skills necessary to succeed as scientists and to compete for additional extramural grant funding.
Duration of the award: July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2015
The RTG will provide a total of up to $100,000 for two years (up to $50,000 per year) as support for the research trainee. Detailed budgets will be required. Funds must be used for salary. No additional research costs (e.g., supplies, equipment, technical assistance, etc.) will be supported by SAEM; these costs are the responsibility of the sponsoring institution. Funds for the second training year will be made available to the host institution only upon submission of a progress report that is judged by the SAEM Grants Committee to demonstrate satisfactory accomplishment in the first year of the fellowship. 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. The number of awards granted annually will depend on the quality of applications and status of endowment funds. The SAEM Grants are designed to support applicants in their research careers. A SAEM grantee with any overlapping or potentially overlapping support (support for the same purposes from two different funding agencies) should report such overlapping support to the SAEM Grants Committee Chair once this occurs. SAEM reserves the right to adjust the grant award pending any overlapping support. SAEM grants are contingent upon the amount of available funds from the SAEM Foundation. SAEM may discontinue, postpone, or alternate grant funding mechanisms based on the amount of funds available. Distribution of funds will be dependent on Human Subjects or Animal Welfare assurance approval for the proposed research study.
The applicant must be a SAEM member at the time of application submission, and if awarded must maintain membership during both award years. The applicant must have an advanced degree (e.g., MD, DO, PhD, PharmD, DSc or equivalent), and hold a university appointment in or be actively involved with a department or division of emergency medicine. The applicant is expected to be an SAEM member during the award period. Faculty applicants who are two (2) or more years post-training must be an SAEM member for more than 12 months at the time of the application deadline in order to apply for the award. While many applicants may pursue the RTG immediately after the completion of residency training, this is not required. However, all applicants, mentors, and department chairs need to be fully aware of the strict limitations on non-research related departmental obligations (a maximum of 12 hours per week of combined clinical, administrative, and teaching activities) during the award period. Previous award recipients are not eligible for a second award.
The department should be actively involved in emergency medicine or pediatric emergency medicine research and teaching. Departments of emergency medicine outside the United States are eligible. The department should have an established research program as indicated by: (1) successful extra- and or intramural competitive grant funding; (2) current IRB-approved clinical or laboratory investigations; (3) research presentations at national or international meetings; (4) publications in peer-reviewed journals; (5) formal research curriculum; and (6) dedicated funds, space, and support personnel available to ensure completion of projects in which the applicant will participate.
The training expectations are as follows: 1. The trainee will take part in a focused research curriculum. 2. The trainee will design or participate in one or more clinical or laboratory investigations. 3. The trainee will attend the SAEM Annual Meeting during both years of the award and maintain membership in SAEM. 4. The recipient is expected to submit an abstract detailing research performed during the training period for competitive review and presentation to the SAEM Annual Meeting. If accepted for presentation, the awardee's department will provide financial support for meeting attendance. 5. A published manuscript (first-authored by the awardee) in a peer-reviewed journal is expected within two years of completing the research year. 6. Progress reports will be submitted 12 and 24 months after the award funding period begins. These reports will be prepared independently by the awardee and mentor and submitted to SAEM.
The mentor should be an established research investigator with mentoring experience and expertise in the proposed area of research and in research methodology. The mentor must commit the necessary time to provide both specific and general research training for the fellow, supervise the fellow's research project, and provide the necessary equipment and resources to carry out the research project if these are not available from the fellow's department.
Projects are expected to be submitted as abstracts to the SAEM Annual Meeting when completed.
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Foundation
2340 S. River Road, Suite 208
Des Plaines, IL 60018
National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians Scholarship Program
To allow for the advancement of EMS personnel, NAEMT is proud to offer scholarship opportunities for individual, active members
The following scholarships are available:
First Responders (To become EMT-Basic) – up to $500 each
EMT-Basic (To become EMT-Paramedic) – up to $5,000 each
Paramedics (To advance education in the realm of EMS) – up to $2,000 each
Degree completion program offered through The College Network – up to $2,500 each
Applicant must be an individual, active member of NAEMT. Student, squad or trial members must upgrade to individual, active membership status in order to qualify.
Applicant must submit a complete and accurate application by the stated deadline.
Applicant must submit a letter of request, in 1,000 words or less, that describes why he or she is pursuing educational scholarship, his or her educational and employment goals, and how the scholarship would be of benefit.
EMS scholarships are not awarded for course work already taken.
Scholarship payments are made directly to the educational institution. The institution must submit an invoice to NAEMT for payment.
Recipients must maintain current, active NAEMT membership status for the duration of the course of study in order to access scholarship funds.
Recipient must begin the educational program and begin accessing the scholarship in the term for which the award is granted. Funds will be available up to the scholarship limit for recipient who continues his or her educational program without interruption into the next school year.
Recipient who withdraws or discontinues the educational program prior to completion for reasons within his or her control (i.e., dropping the course, academic dismissal for absences, etc.) must immediately refund scholarship funds. No refund will be required for recipient who is unable to continue in the EMS program for reasons beyond their control. Proof of reasons for program termination will be required.
Recipient must maintain passing grades and remain in good standing throughout the course of study. Recipient may be asked to submit grades each term prior to the next scholarship payment.
Recipient of EMS scholarships must seek certification by testing upon completion of their Emergency Medical Technician or EMT-Paramedic program.
Recipient must provide follow-up information and respond to NAEMT requests pertaining to their education and career.
Recipient must sign a contract agreeing to these scholarship guidelines.
Scholarship Selection Process
1. Only those applications which are complete and received by the deadline will be considered.
2. NAEMT will notify all applicants by email of the status of their application.
3. The following criteria will be used in the scholarship selection process:
Dedication to the profession;
Dedication to the community;
Service as a positive ambassador for NAEMT
Scholarship Application Deadlines
Fall/Winter Semester: June 15
Spring/Summer Semester: September 15
Degree Completion Scholarship through The College Network (offered quarterly):
Application Deadlines: March 15, June 15, September 15, December 15
If you have questions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-34-NAEMT.