FMIG Funding Initiative
The FMIG Funding Initiative application cycle is closed. The 2014-15 application cycle will open on August 1, 2014.
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(1 page PDF), which brings together information from the FMIG, its medical school and its state AFP chapter
- Complete the online FMIG Activity Survey
- 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 one of two (or a combination) of ways:
- Complete the program evaluation form(1 page DOCM) provided by the AAFP, and
- Complete an end-of-year online community service survey provided by the AAFP by May 31, 2014.
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.
In the 2012-13 academic year 147 FMIGs applied for the FMIG Funding Initiative grants — a number that is trending upward. More than half of the schools reported the FMIG Funding Initiative as a major source of FMIG funding.