The Foundation responded to the expressed needs of STFM members for funding for research and education by establishing the Group Project Fund in 2008. It was designed to reward the creative and collaborative proposals of STFM group members.
This fund encourages STFM Group members to collaboratively plan, develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate findings from educationally related scholarly projects. The outcomes of the projects will benefit group members, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and the discipline of family medicine.
Proposals that would conduct a survey must be coordinated with CERA (CAFM Education Research Alliance). For more information click here .
The Foundation's Trustees will allocate up to 50% of the net revenue from unrestricted and undesignated Annual Giving Campaign donations to the Group Project Fund. The program will be coordinated by the STFM Executive Committee.
Projects are funded for a maximum of 2 years, and funding is not renewable. Funds may be budgeted in the categories below. Indirect costs are not provided.
A project may be funded for 1 or 2 years at one of the two levels below:
Proposals at either funding level must have matching in-kind contributions for personnel (e.g., faculty and/or staff), equipment, and/or supplies.
The project PI must submit a semi-annual and an annual written project report to the STFM Executive Director until the project is completed.
Funds will be disbursed as follows:
Any unspent dollars from the Project must be returned to the STFM Foundation.
Any recognized, active STFM Group may submit a proposal for funding. Proposals must follow the format shown on the Application Form and received in the STFM office by December 1. Proposals must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The STFM Executive Committee will fund selected proposals at one of the levels stated above. Proposals will be assessed using the Proposal Rating Form. Principal Investigators will be notified about the funding decision on February 15, and funds will be dispersed by March 1. The project period runs from March 1 – February 28. Principal investigators of funded proposals must submit a progress report to the STFM Executive Director on September 1 of the project period, and at six-month intervals until the final report due by March 20 in the year of completion.