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Grant and In-Kind Support to a USA Investigator for Research Addressing the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Emergency Care Physicians

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Emergency Physician Wellness Research Grant

Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF)


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #199655

Grant Description

Grant of $50,000 and in-kind support to a USA investigator for research addressing the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on emergency care physicians. Funding is intended for research to create and implement strategies for improving resilience, mental health, and wellness for emergency physicians.

The goal of this grant is to support emergency physicians as they struggle with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and providing optimal care under stressful conditions. Studies may include, but are not limited to:

  • Solutions to reduce stressors that affect the well-being, effectiveness and resiliency of emergency physicians
  • Approaches to create a supportive and healthy “well-workplace” for emergency physicians
  • Identification and solutions of factors that lead to burnout, moral injury and workplace stressors

EMF encourages application partnerships between research universities and community emergency departments.

Abstract Presentation:

Awardees are required to present their work at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Scientific Assembly/Research Forum immediately following the completion of the award. At the time of submission, abstracts must not have been accepted for publication in any journal. Also, abstracts may not be presented at any U.S. nationwide emergency medicine meeting or major international emergency medicine meeting prior to the ACEP Scientific Assembly. Presentation at non-emergency medicine meetings is allowed after presentation at ACEP. 

Grantee Workshop:

Grantees are expected to attend a grantee workshop in Bethesda, MD. The workshop is designed to bring together EMF grant recipients to present their progress and discuss any problems they may be facing. Senior researchers and faculty will be available to help solve problems, such as enrollment efforts, managing staff and life-work balance. NIH program officers participate in this workshop to discuss funding opportunities, provide research career advice and network with the grantees. Travel expenses will be reimbursed by the Emergency Medicine Foundation.

Funds may be used for materials and supplies and to provide salary support. Capital equipment expenditures (costing more than $5,000 and a life of over one year) must be justified in the budget.

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The principal investigator must have a primary faculty appointment in Emergency Medicine. The principal investigator will make all arrangements for conduct of the proposed research projects and assumes responsibility for conducting the research projects and supervising the work of all associate investigators.

Institutional Support:
The applicant is required to demonstrate that the project will be successfully completed at their institution. The applicant must demonstrate that access to a suitable caseload, patient population or database will be available for study during the funding period. Research must be approved by the institutional review board (IRB), or its equivalent, and a copy of the approval or pending approval sent with this application. IRB approval must be documented prior to dispensation of EMF funds.

The applicant must also submit a letter from the Chair/Director of Emergency Medicine stating that adequate funds and time will be available to the applicant to complete the proposed project.

The Emergency Medicine Foundation will not be responsible for institutional overhead, cost for publications, travel, renovations, or secretarial support. Detailed audited financial reports may be required. The EMF is not fiscally responsible for funds necessary for the project's completion.

Funds cannot be requested to cover the travel cost nor registration to Research Forum.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
Application Deadline: January 20, 2023, by 6:00 pm EST
Notification of Award: June 2023

The EMF Pilot Project grant funds will be disbursed semi-annually over the one-year cycle. Disbursement of payments will be contingent upon satisfactory progress reports.

Payments will be made to the principal investigator's institution that will be responsible for administering the funds.

FAQs: https://www.emfoundation.org/grants/grant-faqs/
Grantwriting Tips: https://www.emfoundation.org/grants/grant-writing-tips/

Additional Funding Information:

Number of Grants:

One

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding Amount Per Award: $50,000

Term of Contract:

Funding Period: July 2023 – June 2024

Contact Information:

Apply Online: https://emfoundation.aibs-scores.org/

Please address questions to Cynthia Singh, MS, Deputy Executive Director at csingh@acep.org.

Emergency Medicine Foundation
4950 W Royal Lane
Irving, TX 75063-2524

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