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Grant to a USA Scholar for Research Related
to Reducing Health Care Inequities

Health Disparities Research Grant

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Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF)

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Grant of $50,000 to a USA institution-affiliated investigator for research related to reducing inequities in the health sector. Funding is intended to support collaborative studies that improve the quality, access, delivery, and outcome of health care and help to mitigate health disparities. This includes racial and ethnic minority populations; non-English speaking populations; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ+) populations; persons with limited health literacy; socioeconomically disadvantaged populations; and other groups impacted by health disparities.

Proposals are encouraged that propose or lay the groundwork for emergency department-based interventions that produce actionable evidence or generalizable and reproducible findings to improve health outcomes for disparities groups. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Access to Care
  • Coordination of Care
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
  • Access to Community Resources
  • EMS Services
  • Differences in Pain Care
  • Violence Prevention Strategies
  • Social Determinates of Health
  • Health Policy
  • Impact of COVID-19

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

Funds may be used for materials and supplies and to provide salary support. 

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GrantWatch ID#: 193675

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Funding Period: July 2022 – June 2023

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 project and assumes responsibility for conducting the research and supervising the work of all collaborating investigators.

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 and the Chief Nursing Officer 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.

Pre-Application Information:

- Application Deadline: February 4, 2022
- Notification of Award: June 2022

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


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Direct questions to Cynthia Singh, MS, Deputy Executive Director, at

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