I have questions about the LOI process
Can EMF grants fund non-US researchers from non-US institutions for international research projects?
No. While EMF does support International emergency medicine research, we can only provide funds to U.S.-based institutions. Potential grantees are encouraged to connect with a U.S. university/mentor to see if applications can be submitted through their organizations.
Can you submit more than one application if a project fits the criteria for multiple grants?
Yes, but we suggest you put your best foot forward and focus on a single application.
Can EMF funds be used for capital campaigns?
No. EMF funds can only be used for research.
Do proposals need to use the NIH salary caps?
Yes. NIH caps are the standard.
Is there a percentage limit other than full-time equivalent (FTE) for the PI?
No. However, reviewers will want to ensure that the PI has enough time to accomplish their project.
What font and font size is accepted?
Arial and Times New Roman in 11-pt font.
Are indirect costs allowable?
No. EMF grants do not allow for indirect costs.
Must all signatures be scanned on the same page for the “State of Conditions” signature page?
Yes. Do not submit multiple “Statement of Conditions” signature pages.
Do I need to upload a single PDF that comprises all of the application materials?
Yes. You must combine all files into one PDF including NIH bio-sketches, and letters of recommendation.
Can salary be included in an EMF/EMRA Grant?
No. The grant cannot include resident salary, even if the resident/PI is not technically faculty at the institution.
How do I handle letters of support if I am a resident?
When your situation is not clear cut, you may want to obtain more than one letter of support as grant reviewers place a significant emphasis on the letters. An example might be an application from a resident doing a fellowship in Critical Care that is based out of the Department of Medicine not Emergency Medicine. The question becomes whether a letter should come from the Fellowship Director and Medicine Chair, the EM chair at the institution or the EM residency director from the institution where the resident graduated. When in doubt, have the person providing you the resources and time for the research write the letter.
Cynthia Singh, Deputy Executive Director