Funding Opportunities


E. Brooke Lerner Research Fund Grant

Thank you to everyone who has generously donated to the E. Brooke Lerner Research Fund! 


A: The E. Brooke Lerner Grant Fund will be able to support up to one award of $25,000 this application cycle. The award should support an EMS researcher in completing a project that would support a future application for funded research. The grant does not provide for indirect costs.

A:  For this grant cycle,  the grant fund can award a single award of up to $25,000 for one year. 

EMS Medicine Early Career Medical Director Award

Applications for this opportunity have closed.

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.

  • Educational Activities
  • Operational Medical Direction
  • Quality Improvement

It is expected that the applicant will meet all qualifications for American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) EMS subspecialty certification.

  1. Diplomate in good standing of any American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS)
  2. The physician must be in compliance with the ABEM or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Policy on Medical Licensure. Licenses must be valid, full, unrestricted and unqualified, except for current fellows of ACGME accredited programs who may possess an educational or temporary license.
  3. Completion of ACGME fellowship at the time of initiation of the award
  4. Current NAEMSP membership
  5. Initiation of award within first 5 years post fellowship training.
  6. Affiliation with healthcare system and/or academic institution
  7. Affiliation with EMS system
  8. Identification of mentor
  • Before submitting the application, the candidate must identify a mentor who will supervise the proposed career development experience. The mentor on this career award serves to supervise the candidate’s proposed career development experience.
  • The mentor should be an active EMS Medical Director.
  • The mentor should be committed both to the candidate’s career development plan and to the direct supervision of the candidate’s plan.
  • Only online applications are accepted.
  • All questions must be answered and supporting documentation uploaded to the NAEMSP® electronic submission site.
  • November 30 submission deadline is firm. No exceptions.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation uploaded as part of the completed application.
    • One letter of support from the applicant’s mentor, speaking to impact and feasibility.
    • Two additional letters of support from both the Academic Institution/Healthcare System and the EMS agency the applicant will be affiliated with during the award period.
  • Interrogative and affirmed attestation statements.
  • Workplan outlining clearly the goals and objectives, as well as proposed timeline for completion.
  • Each applicant will be judged based on his/her potential for a career as an EMS medical director and potential to become a national leader in EMS.
  • Applications must outline clearly the goals and objectives of the project. 
  • The Award is designated for the successful applicant and dispersed to the academic or healthcare institution.
  • Award is for 24 months of contiguous support.
  • Award will be issued July 1 of each year for $30,000 to the institution/healthcare system. (Total funding of $60,000 over 2 years)
  • Award is intended to support the applicant’s career development activities.
    • No funds may be used for facilities and administrative costs (“indirects”).
    • No funds may be used for mentorship salary, secretarial support, equipment, or vehicle costs.
    • No funds may be used retrospectively.  Funds may only support ongoing and future work. 
    • Funds may be used to support the applicant’s salary and benefits.
    • Funds may be used for educational travel expenses.
  • Prior to dispersal of funds, host fellowship program must submit a 12-month budget to NAEMSP® for final approval.
  • Attend the NAEMSP® Annual Meeting.
  • Maintain NAEMSP® membership in good standing.
  • Provide 1- and 2-year progress reports that can be shared with the industry sponsor and NAEMSP Annual Report.
  • Visit the industry sponsors, at their invitation, for a mutually educational exchange of ideas and information.
  • National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP)
    • Medical Directors Course
    • Advanced Medical Directors Course
    • Quality and Safety Course
  • Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS)
    • Medical Transport Leadership Institute undergraduate program
  • American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
    • Emergency Medicine Basic Research Skills (EMBRS) course
  • Air Medical Physicians Association (AMPA)
    • Air Medical Physician Symposium
    • Medical Director Core Curriculum
  • Counter Narcotics and Terrorism Operational Medical Support (CONTOMS)
    • CONTOMS Medical Director’s course
    • EMT-T course
  • Critical Care Transport Medicine Conference
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)
    • Advanced Research Methodology Evaluation and Design (ARMED) course
    • Advanced Research Methodology Evaluation and Design in Medical Education (ARMED MedEd) course
  • Wilderness EMS Training
    • Wilderness EMT course
  • National Association of EMS Educators Conference
    • Level 1 and Level 2 Instructor Course
    • Lesson Planning Course

NAEMSP/GMR Foundation Annual Meeting Scholarship

NAEMSP and AMR are again pleased to offer a scholarship providing the opportunity to attend the NAEMSP 2025 Annual Meeting in January!

Application process will open this Fall.

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 6-11, 2025, in San Diego, California, can apply.

  • 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.

Award winners receive up to $2,000 in expenses related to attending the NAEMSP Annual Meeting.

NAEMSP/GMR Foundation Emergency Medical Services Fellowship Research Grant

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

Applications for this opportunity have closed.

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