Local Action Grants
Purpose of Award: To promote the involvement of EM physicians-in-training in activities which support Emergency Medicine through community outreach and other community-driving events
Application Process: Submit Cover Letter, Grant Proposal Form (using the EMRA Local Action Grant Proposal Template), and CV(s) of primary author(s) to EMRA. Preferred Method of submission is by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also submit materials by mail or fax. Application & Cover letter may be submitted using the General Award Application form (see “apply now” button below).
Important: Please note that the Grant Proposal Template requests the approval of a tax-exempt entity (university or other institution) who agrees to be the administrator of the grant funds. EMRA does not allow for any indirect costs or other fees to be applied to the grant before distribution to the grantee. If necessary, please request a waiver of these fees from your institution.
Eligibility: Grants will be available to any EMRA member (medical students, residents, fellows) or any emergency medicine interest group whose principal applicant is an EMRA member.
Selection Criteria: The proposed project must be consistent with EMRA’s Purposes and Objectives. Grants will be awarded in support of projects relating to: improving community health through education, direct services or preventive programs (e.g., developing a local bicycle helmet education program); supporting the specialty of emergency medicine through community awareness, advocacy of local and state medical societies, or involvement with local and state government e.g., development of a state “Emergency Medicine Day;” improving opportunities for resident education and interaction on the residency, state, or regional level e.g., travel honorariums for speakers, development of a regional EM resident conference.
Award: One award not to exceed $1000 each spring and fall
Application Deadline: January 15 for Spring Award— July 15 for Fall Award
Award Date: Spring Meeting, Fall Meeting
Requirement: EMRA must receive appropriate acknowledgment for its support of the project. Local Action Grant recipients are encouraged to prepare a summary article of their results for EM Resident and to present a report at the membership meeting following the receipt of their grant.