Foundation Grants for Family Medicine Residents
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Innovation Grants for Family Medicine Residents

Grant application deadlines: Dec. 1, 2018 and May 1, 2019.

Grant areas:  family medicine research, clinic-community connections, clinical projects that improve patient care and family medicine issues, topics and policies.

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 Family Medicine Residents

Grant application deadlines: Dec. 1, 2018 and May 1, 2019.

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. Applicants must be members of the AAFP/MAFP. Check with your family medicine residency program about your AAFP/MAFP membership status. If you are not a member, simply apply online.
  2. Family Physician Mentors must also be members of the AAFP/MAFP.
  3. Consult with a Family Physician Mentor to discuss your project.
  4. Download the one-page Resident Innovation Grant Application and submit to Lynn Balfour before the application deadline.
  5. Click here to view a sample innovation grant application.
  6. Attach a letter of support from your Family Physician Mentor or email it separately to Lynn Balfour.
  7. Grant notifications are sent within two weeks after the application deadline.
  8. You have up to 12 months to complete the project.
  9. Grant recipients are required to share project findings at the MAFP Innovation & Research Forum held in Jan/Feb.
  10. Projects must be focused on Minnesota.

Apply for a Resident Research Grant

  1. Applicants must be 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 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 deadline.  Email it to: Lynn Balfour.
  6. Click here to view a sample research grant application.
  7. Attached a letter of support from your Family Physician Research Mentor or email it separately to Lynn Balfour.
  8. Grant notifications are sent within two weeks after 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. Grant recipients are required to share project findings at the MAFP Innovation & Research Forum held in Jan/Feb.
  12. Family Physician Research Mentors are eligible to receive $500 after your presentation at the MAFP Innovation & Research Forum.
  13. Projects must be focused in Minnesota.
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