Emergency Medicine Foundation COVID-19 Grant 2020
  • Texas

The goals of the Emergency Medicine Foundation COVID-19 Grant are to conduct research that will provide high-impact new knowledge to advance emergency patient care, improve the response of hospitals/healthcare and EMS systems, and protect emergency medicine healthcare professionals during pandemics.

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Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  •  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including Design, Cleaning, Re-use
  •  Ventilator Scarcity
  •  Telemedicine
  •  Laboratory Testing
  •  Rapid Screening, Triage, and Testing
  •  Clinical Diagnosis
  •  Epidemiology of Disease
  •  Therapeutics
  •  Diagnostic Radiology, including Point of Care Ultrasound
  •  Emergency Medicine Workforce, including Safety
  •  Emergency Physician Wellness
  •  Special Populations, such as High Risk, Homeless, Non-English Speaking, Transplantation Patients


United States


  • A total of $100,000 is being made available from the EMF Endowment Fund.
  • Grant requests can range from $10,000 to $50,000.


  • An emergency physician must be a Principal or Co-Principal Investigator.
  • Co-Investigators from the emergency medicine team or other disciplines are encouraged.
  • The Principal Investigator will make all arrangements for the conduct of the proposed research and assumes responsibility for conducting the research projects and supervising the work of all associate investigators.
  • The applicant is required to demonstrate that the project will be successfully completed at their institution. 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 the dispensation of EMF funds.
  • The applicant must also submit a letter from the Chair/Director of Emergency Medicine stating that adequate funds and time will be available to the applicant to complete the proposed project.
Eligible Regions: Open for all

Application Process

  • Submit a completed application (one PDF) via email to Cynthia Singh at [email protected]
  • Late applications will not be considered.

Before submitting your application, please be sure that the following items have been addressed:

  • The information page is included as the first page of the application packet and is fully completed (sample attached).
  • The type size is 11 pt. font, single-spaced and one-half (0.5 inches) margins
  • Evidence of IRB approval, or at least evidence of submission to IRB, from each institution, is included in the application packet (for multi-centered studies, approval from or evidence of submission to IRB/AUC for all sites is required)
  • Statement of Conditions is signed by Principal Investigator and Institutional Official and is included in the application packet
  • A letter of support from the Emergency Medicine Chair is included in the application appendix.

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Application Deadline: June 5, 2020

Application ClosedOfficial link

For Further Queries

Please address questions to Cynthia Singh, MS, Deputy Executive Director at [email protected]
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