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Deadline for Receipt of Application: June 1, 2017
Notification of Award: August 2017
Funding Period: Sept 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018
Number of Awards Available: 2
Funding Amount: $80,000 each


With support from Novartis, the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) and the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) have partnered to train future heart failure (HF) investigators, assist them in obtaining preliminary data for subsequent federal funding, and improve acute heart failure (AHF) management.

The grant aims to establish a working relationship between emergency medicine and heart failure investigators. An ideal combination would be either:

  • An emergency medicine junior investigator and a senior non-emergency medicine heart failure mentor, or
  • A junior non-emergency medicine heart failure investigator and a senior emergency medicine mentor

While the exact combination is left up to each team of investigators, either the mentee or mentor must be from emergency medicine.  Collaboration within the same institution is encouraged, but cross-institutional mentorship is allowed, provided there is evidence of a pre-existing research partnership. Each investigator will only be allowed one grant submission, regardless of whether they are the mentee or mentor. As this is a mentored grant, for purposes of grant submission and awardee notification, the junior investigator will be considered the principal investigator.  Only one application per research laboratory will be considered for this award.

This funding mechanism is intended to serve five purposes:

  1. Develop a core content area of AHF investigation
  2. Develop grantsmanship expertise of the junior investigator
  3. Develop an overall methodologic focus
  4. Develop the clinical investigation skills of junior faculty
  5. Develop preliminary data for subsequent federal funding proposals
  6. How to apply?

    Visit www.emfoundation.org/applyforagrant for the RFA and submission details. Please contact Cynthia Singh at csingh@acep.org if you have any questions


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