Core Grants are exclusive to family medicine-based groups like family medicine interest groups and chapters of the Student Association of the ACOFP. Funds support regular operations and activities such as lectures or workshops.
Core Grants are reviewed and awarded on a monthly basis.
Apply early to get access to funds quickly. Final deadline is March 31, 2023.
Special Grants are open to all student groups. It is intended to support new efforts to promote family medicine, such as a new or revamped event, project, or program that is creative, innovative, collaborative, and/or dynamic.
Special Grants are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Deadlines for applications are December 15, January 17, March 31.
The Family Medicine Student Organization (FMSO) grant program is proud to recognize outstanding medical student organizations and clubs at osteopathic and allopathic medical schools.
The program awards funds to groups doing innovative work to grow and diversify the family medicine workforce and advance primary care. It is proudly supported by the AAFP and AAFP Foundation.
All student organizations are eligible to apply for FMSO special grants. Family medicine groups of any kind are also eligible for core grant funding.
**Family medicine specialty groups can qualify for both FMSO Core Grants and Special Grants.
Core Grant proposals consist of basic information about your family medicine group.
Special Grant proposals should clearly demonstrate how efforts will elevate or advance family medicine locally. Creative project or event proposals are encouraged, as are proposals that may be more conventional, for example starting a new program to engage children in health care careers.
Examples of previous projects funded by special grants:
Core Grants are reviewed and awarded on a monthly basis while funds are available. Submit applications early to get access to funds quickly. Deadline for all Core Grant submissions is March 31, 2023.
Special Grants are reviewed on a rolling basis while funds are available. Deadlines for Special Grant applications are December 15, 2022; January 17, 2023; and March 31, 2023.
Funds are limited, so apply as early as possible. Applying to the grant program does not guarantee funding.
Funding levels vary depending on student group type and strength of project or initiative proposal, if pursuing extra grant support.
Family medicine specialty interest groups are eligible for up to $1,000 in grant funding. (If awarded both Core and Special Grants.)
Other student clubs are eligible for up to $500 in special grant funding.
Not sure if your project or organization qualifies for a grant, please email us.
Core grants are exclusive to family medicine-based groups and support regular operations and activities.
Apply early as grants are reviewed and awarded on a monthly basis. Final deadline is March 31, 2023.
Special Grants are open to all student groups and support new efforts to promote family medicine.
Special Grants are reviewed on a rolling basis. Deadlines for applications are December 15, January 17, March 31.