National Association of EMS Physicians

Funding Opportunities

E. Brooke Lerner Research Fund

NAEMSP/Stryker Early Career Medical Director Award

NAEMSP/GMR Foundation Emergency Medical Services Fellowship Research Grant

NAEMSP/GMR Foundation Annual Meeting Scholarship

New: E. Brooke Lerner Research Fund Grant


Letter of Intent Deadline: October 1, 2023
Email your letter of intent to apply for this grant to: [email protected]
Application Deadline: November 1, 2023

Thanks to an influx of generous donations from friends of Brooke and NAEMSP & GMR Foundation, we are excited to announce the E. Brooke Lerner Research Fund will soon begin accepting applications! This grant is available to any member of NAEMSP in good standing, and will support new ideas and out-of-the-box thinking for the purpose of improving prehospital care. Please visit the link below to learn more about the grant and access the full instructions for application.

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New: EMS Medicine Early Career Medical Director Award

2024 Application Deadline: November 30, 2023

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NAEMSP has teamed up with Stryker to reimagine our joint career development opportunities – in lieu of our previous EMS Medicine Medical Director Fellowship, we’ve created a new 24-month, $60,000 funding opportunity. The EMS Medicine Early Career Medical Director Award will fund a supervised career development experience in emergency medical services for one candidate with aptitude, talent and potential as a an EMS physician medical director. This award will support the transition from EMS fellow to independent EMS physician at an academic institution and/or health system with involvement in a ground or air medical EMS system.

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NAEMSP/GMR Foundation Emergency Medical Services Fellowship Research Grant

Applications for this opportunity have been closed.

Amount: One-time grant funding of up to $20,000 in direct costs
Number of Grants Awarded Per Academic Year: One

Eligibility Criteria

This funding opportunity is designed to support research performed by an EMS Fellow paired with an EMS Faculty Mentor.

  • EMS Fellows must be enrolled in an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited EMS fellowship during the 2023-2024 academic year.
  • EMS Fellows and EMS Faculty Members must be current NAEMSP® members at the time of application and maintain membership throughout grant cycle.

Application Requirements 

  • Letter of Intent signed by the EMS Fellow and Faculty Mentor (up to one page) 
  • NIH style biosketch of EMS Fellow 
  • NIH style biosketch of EMS Faculty Mentor 
  • Specific Aims Page (up to one page) 
  • Research Plan (up to five pages)—must address the following: 
    • Significance
    • Innovation
    • Approach
    • Ethics/Human Subjects
  • Detailed budget and budget justification 
Candidates must agree to the following term of the grant:
  • Must cite the grant as support if the research is published. 
  • Must provide a final copy of the manuscript—or, if not published, a final report of the research in the format of a research article—to GMR Foundation. 
  • Must provide IRB approval letter or exemption from IRB before the funds are released. 
  • Must submit abstract to 2024 or 2025 NAEMSP® Annual Meeting. 
  • The Faculty Mentor will be considered the awardee for purposes of contracting. 
  • This grant does not cover indirect costs. 
Applications are evaluated by a subcommittee of the NAEMSP® Research Committee.

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NAEMSP/AMR Foundation Annual Meeting Scholarship

Applications for our 2024 meeting will be launched in October, 2023

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NAEMSP and AMR are again pleased to offer a scholarship providing the opportunity to attend the NAEMSP 2024 Annual Meeting in January!


  • Up to $2,000 in expenses related to attending the NAEMSP annual meeting

Who can apply?

Any non-physician, non-student EMS professional who is interested in becoming (or currently is) a professional member of NAEMSP® and would be a first-time attendee of the NAEMSP Annual Meeting January 8-13, 2024, in Austin, Texas. 

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