FMIG Funding Initiative
$600 Annual Award
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 increase student interest in family medicine.
In order to qualify, an FMIG must follow these five steps:
Step 1. Complete the FMIG Funding Initiative application, which brings together information from the FMIG, its medical school, and its AAFP chapter. Note: The application will be made available on September 1, 2018, once the FMIG Activity Survey is live. FMIGs may get started on the Funding Initiative process now by using the programming instructions and evaluation forms in Steps 3, 4, and 5 below.
Step 2. Fill out the FMIG Activity Survey using our online survey tool. Note: The survey will be available starting September 1, 2018. FMIGs can complete the other steps required for the Funding Initiative starting now.
Step 3. While you are collecting the information for the 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. The presentation/event must take place in the current academic year. The AAFP has several presentations and programming ideas available for students to use or adapt.
Step 4. Download evaluation forms(2 page PDF) and distribute to event participants during the event or activity. Collect the completed forms and send them in along with your application materials.
Step 5. Complete the program evaluation form(1 page DOCM) to describe your program.
The FMIG Funding Initiative is made possible through generous donations to the AAFP Foundation.
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, individual) 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)(4 page PDF).