An Agenda for Increasing Grant Funding of Emergency Medicine Education Research


  • Breakout Participants: Michael Gisondi, Amy Kontrick, Nathan Kuppermann, Brandon Maughan, Douglas McGee, Craig Newgard, Mike Radeos, Mark Sahor, Kane Vacca, Adam Wilson, and Paul Zgyurzynski.

  • This manuscript is based on proceedings from the 2012 Academic Emergency Medicine consensus conference “Education Research in Emergency Medicine: Opportunities, Challenges, and Strategies for Success,” held on May 9, 2012, in Chicago, IL.

  • The authors have no relevant financial information or potential conflicts of interest to disclose.

Address for correspondence and reprints: Esther K. Choo, MD, MPH; e-mail:


Funding is a perennial challenge for medical education researchers. Through a consensus process, the authors developed a multifaceted agenda for increasing funding of education research in emergency medicine (EM). Priority agenda items include developing resources to increase the competitiveness of medical education research faculty in grant applications, identifying means by which departments may bolster their faculty's grant writing success, taking long-term steps to increase the number of grants available to education researchers in the field, and encouraging a shift in cultural attitudes toward education research.