SEED Grant Research Program: 2015

An increasing number of young physician scientists are experiencing difficulty finding the resources and support to conduct research.

The AMA (American Medical Association) Foundation established the Seed Grant Research Program in 2000 to encourage medical students, physician residents and fellows to enter the research field. The program provides $2,500 grants to support  small basic science, applied, or clinical research projects.

  • In 2014, the AMA Foundation will award Seed Grants of up to $2,500 to fund research in the areas of cardiovascular/pulmonary diseases and pancreatic cancer.
  • The application deadline for the 2014 Seed Grant Research Program has passed. Recipients will be announced in March 2014.
  • The 2015 Seed Grant Research Program application will be available in September and will fund research in the areas of cardiovascular/pulmonary diseases, pancreatic cancer, and neoplastic diseases.
Eligibility and funding restrictions
  • Seed grant funds cannot be used for salary or stipend, indirect/administrative costs, to hire a consultant or contractor, and solely for travel expenses.
  • Seed grants will not be awarded to any applicant who has previously received an AMA Foundation seed grant in the research category in which they are applying.
  • Applicants must be a medical student, physician resident or fellow of an accredited US medical school or institution; they must also be either a US citizen or a permanent resident of the US. Projects must be applicant-conceived, rather than ongoing research of their mentor or Principal Investigator.
  • This program is open to both AMA (American Medical Association) and non-AMA members. Membership with the AMA does not factor into the grant selection program.

For information on previous recipients and contact info, please click here.

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