SAEMF Emerging Infectious Disease and Preparedness Grant

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Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)
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The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) is a professional organisation for emergency medicine academicians based in the United States. SAEM was formed in 1989 from the amalgamation of the University Association for Emergency Medicine (UAEM) and the Society of Teachers of Emergency Medicine (STEM). SAEM provides various grants through the SAEM Foundation (SAEMF), a 501(c)(3) public charity which aims to improve emergency patient care through supporting the development of innovative researchers, expert educators and future academic emergency medicine leaders.

Call objectives

The aim of the SAEMF Emerging Infectious Disease and Preparedness Grant is to support emergency care research related to emerging infectious disease (eg influenza, COVID-19, or other infections). The award is not limited to specific conditions.

The award seeks to support an ambitious programme of acute care science in emerging infectious disease that may include diagnostics, patient and provider safety, intervention/therapeutics, disaster preparedness, or other relevant topic areas.

Projects leveraging innovative methodological designs, such as implementation trials, computational methods and data science are encouraged.

While the focus is on self-limited research projects that are impactful in the current or future practice of emergency medicine and can be completed in a one-year time frame, the funds apportioned for this award are provided with the hope for investigators to propose an ambitious programme of research that can lead to a sustained programme of externally supported funded research.


The maximum grant is $100,000 for the duration of one year.

Funds from the grant may be used for direct costs related to the project (eg laboratory supplies, research assistant or data analyst time, data purchase, research animals, clinical research supplies, etc.). A maximum of $500 is allowed for travel to conferences to present research findings.

Funds from the grant may not be used for faculty salary support. Indirect costs (ie facilities and administrative costs) are not supported by this grant.



The applicant must:

  • Be a member of SAEM in good standing at application deadline and during the entire award period.
  • Have an advanced/doctoral or terminal educational degree (MD, DO, PhD, PharmD, DSc or equivalent).
  • Hold a faculty university appointment with a department or division of emergency medicine or paediatric emergency medicine at the start of the award period. Emergency medicine residents or fellows in their final year of training may apply as long as they will hold a university faculty appointment at the start of the award period. The applicant may work as a clinician at an institution other than the host institution or the institution at which the project will be conducted.
  • Not have received a similar grant for the same purpose as the SAEMF proposal (no overlapping funds).


Applications must be submitted through the SAEM Foundation Grant Portal (see link below). Deadline:

  • 1st August 2021.

In case of interest, please contact lnorton(ELIMINAR)