FMIG Funding Initiative


Contact Mary Harwerth at or (800) 274-2237, ext. 6751.

The 2014-15 FMIG Funding Initiative application cycle is closed. The 2015-16 cycle will open in early August.

Family Medicine Interest Groups at all U.S. allopathic medical schools and branch campuses are eligible for a $600 grant from the AAFP and the AAFP Foundation to put toward their group's operation in whatever way they see fit. The purpose of the program is to provide crucial funding to FMIGs to work on the front lines at their colleges and enhance student interest in family medicine.

In order to qualify, FMIGs must:

  • Complete and submit the FMIG Funding Initiative application, which brings together information from the FMIG, its medical school and its state AFP chapter
  • Complete the online FMIG Activity Survey. Note: The online survey does not allow you to save your progress. Download a PDF of the survey if you plan to work on the survey in pieces, but remember to complete the online version after you have all of the required information.
  • Host at least one presentation on what family medicine is or innovations in family medicine (e.g., PCMH), or orchestrate and complete a project in community service or advocacy
  • Administer evaluations during the chosen activity
    • Download evaluation forms and distribute to event participants
  • Complete the program evaluation form provided by the AAFP, and
  • Complete the end-of-year online community service survey provided by the AAFP by May 31, 2015.

All application materials (except the FMIG Activity Survey) must be mailed in one envelope to the following address:

American Academy of Family Physicians

Medical Education Division

Attn: Mary Harwerth

11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway

Leawood, KS 66211-2680

If your school requests funding to go to a recipient (school, department, FMIG) that has not been a recipient of funds from the AAFP in the past, you will be required to submit a W-9 form(4 page PDF).

For answers to frequently asked questions, as well as ideas for FMIG programming, presentations, speakers' notes, resources for community service and advocacy projects, and other helpful materials, visit the Funding Initiative Ideas and Resources page.


Contact Mary Harwerth at or (800) 274-2237, ext. 6751.