Implemented in 1995, our directed research program links companies and foundations with researchers. You determine an area you would like studied, how much you would like to spend to answer the questions, and EMF handles the rest.
The corporate underwriter determines topics on which it wishes to direct research, how much money it wishes to award, and contacts EMF.
EMF Board of Trustees determine whether the research fits within the scope of the Foundation.
EMF staff and the Scientific Review Subcommittee of the American College of Emergency Physicians draft the Request For Proposal (RFP), and obtain the approval of the underwriter.
The underwriter sends the funds to EMF.
EMF sends RFPs to experienced researchers in the field.
Announcements about the availability of funds are made on the ACEP and EMF home pages, in ACEP News, and other publications.
The Scientific Review Subcommittee reviews all proposals and recommends that the EMF Board award the funds.
EMF staff contacts the underwriter with information on who has been selected to receive the awards.
EMF staff disburse funds to and collect reports from the awardees.
EMF staff sends regular reports to the underwriter about the progress of the research.
The researcher conducts the research and is expected to submit the results for publication in an emergency medicine journal.
EMF assesses a 15% fee for administering this program, which funds non-directed research grant categories, such as career development, research fellowship, and resident research grants.