Foundation Grants for Emerging Resident Leaders
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Innovation Grants for Residents

Application deadlines: Dec. 1, 2017 and May 1, 2018.

Develop your clinical and research talents as a family physician. Work on your own or with a team of residents to apply for a $1,000 innovation grant to design and implement a project that improves patient care and the specialty of family medicine. Grants are used to advance an idea/hypothesis or to secure larger grants for a project in collaboration with non-profit organizations, under-served communities and clinic partners. Develop your talents as a family physician. Work under the guidance of a family physician mentor. Residents must be enrolled in a family medicine residency program in Minnesota and a member of the MAFP. Projects should focus on improving patient care and be important to family physicians.

Research Grants for Residents

Application deadlines: Dec. 1, 2017 and May 1, 2018.

Experience first-hand how practice-based research can influence the clinical care of patients. Each research endeavor is eligible to receive a $3,000 grant (mentor/host site receives a $500 stipend) to fund project expenses. Work independently or with a team of residents to design a research project that focuses on the unique needs of patients, offers new ideas to deliver better health care and improves patient outcomes. This grant is perfect for the beginner researcher. With guidance from a family physician mentor, select an area of interest that advances patient care, design a project, implement the project and present the findings at the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) Innovation & Research Forum. Projects should focus on improving patient care and be important to family physicians.

Apply for a Resident Innovation Grant

  1. Grants are available to Family Medicine Residents who are active members of the AAFP/MAFP. Check with your family medicine residency program about your AAFP/MAFP membership status. If you are not a member, apply online.
  2. Family Physician Mentors must also be active members of the AAFP/MAFP.
  3. Projects must focus on patient care and be important to family physicians.
  4. Consult with a Family Physician Mentor to discuss your project.
  5. Submit a one-page Resident Innovation Grant Application by the application deadlines: Dec. 1, 2017 and May 1, 2018.
  6. Click here to view a sample innovation grant application.
  7. A Letter of Support is required from your Family Physician Mentor. Email it to lbalfour@mafp.org.
  8. Notification from the MAFP Foundation will be sent within two weeks following the application deadline.
  9. If selected, you will receive funding in a timely manner.
  10. You have up to 12 months to complete the project.
  11. Upon completion, you are required to poster or present your findings at the MAFP Innovation & Research Forum held annually in Jan/Feb.

Apply for a Resident Research Grant

  1. Grants are available to Family Medicine Residents who are active members of the AAFP/MAFP. Check with your family medicine residency program about your AAFP/MAFP membership status. If you are not a member, apply online.
  2. Family Physician Research Mentors must also be active members of the AAFP/MAFP.
  3. Research should focus on patient care and be important to family physicians.
  4. Determine your research question and methodology. Consult with your Family Physician Research Mentor to discuss your project.
  5. Submit a one-page Resident Research Grant Application by the application deadlines: Dec. 1, 2017 and May 1, 2018. Email it to: lbalfour@mafp.org.
  6. Click here to view a sample research grant application.
  7. A Letter of Support is required from your Family Physician Research Mentor. Email it to lbalfour@mafp.org.
  8. Notification from the MAFP Foundation will be sent within two weeks following the application deadline.
  9. If your project is funded, you will receive $1,500 at the start of your project and $1,500 upon completion of your project.
  10. You have up to 24 months to complete your project.
  11. Upon completion, you are required to poster or present your findings at the MAFP Innovation & Research Forum held annually in Jan/Feb.
  12. Family Physician Research Mentors are eligible to receive $500 after your presentation at the MAFP Innovation & Research Forum.
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