Funding global emergency medicine research—from seed grants to NIH support

Bhakti Hansoti, Adam Levine, Latha Ganti, Rockefeller Oteng, Taylor DesRosiers, Payal Modi, Jeremy Brown

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Background: Funding for global health has grown significantly over the past two decades. Numerous funding opportunities for international development and research work exist; however, they can be difficult to navigate. The 2013 Academic Emergency Medicine consensus conference on global health and emergency care identified the need to strengthen global emergency care research funding, solidify existing funding streams, and expand funding sources. Results: This piece focuses on the various federal funding opportunities available to support emergency physicians conducting international research from seed funding to large institutional grants. In particular, we focus on the application and review processes for the Fulbright and Fogarty programs, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Career development awards, and the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI), including tips and pathways through each application process. Conclusions: Lastly, the paper provides an index that may be used as a guide in determining whether the amount of funding provided by a grant is worth the effort in applying.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number27
JournalInternational Journal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016


  • Emergency care
  • Funding
  • Global Emergency Medicine
  • Grants
  • International Emergency Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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