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MAFP Foundation Innovation & Research Grants

Members of the MAFP may apply for Innovation Grants and resident members may apply for Research Grants. Grants do not support travel expenses or international projects. Awards are funded by the MAFP Foundation.

Grant Categories

  • Family medicine research
  • Clinical innovations improving patient care
  • Clinic-community partnerships/outreach
  • Healthcare policy/family medicine advocacy

Need help identifying an issue for your project? Check out the resolutions passed by the MAFP House of Delegates.

Grant Cycle
The MAFP Foundation reviews grant applications every May, September and December and selects awardees.

Application Deadlines
May 1, September 1 and December 1

Grants for Medical Student Members
Experience how family physicians influence, nurture, care for and empower patients in their communities of practice. Apply for a summer externship or Innovation Grant to learn first-hand what it means to be a family physician and an emerging student leader. Medical student grant opportunities »

Grants for Family Medicine Resident Members
Develop your talents as a family physician by combining your passion for patient care with research and innovation. Apply for an Innovation or Research Grant to support your study of a topic important to patients and family physicians alike. Family medicine resident grant opportunities »

Grants for Family Physician Members
Apply for an Innovation Grant. Improve clinical and patient care. Work with a community partner to advance the health of patients outside of clinic walls. Advocate for healthcare issues important to all Minnesotans. To apply, download the application (PowerPoint file) and email the completed slide to

Questions re: Innovation & Research Grants?
Contact Lynn Balfour, MBA, at, direct: 952-224-3872, main: 952-542-0130.

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