The Foundation's sole purpose is the support of research in emergency medicine
by osteopathic physicians. The FOEM Board of Trustees has developed a mechanism
for the review of applications for the research awards and grants described within this
website, and through assigned subcommittees makes the final decisions concerning
funding of research projects. Approvals of all funding requests and
are reported to the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians.
Research in emergency medicine by osteopathic physicians leads to the better
understanding by the profession of:
- The physicians' role in and the importance of research conducted in emergency
- The improvement of the knowledge base of the emergency physician;
- A better and more effective application of standard techniques, or the
implementation of new and innovative techniques for the care of the
patient in an emergency setting; and
- The investigation of new drugs or devices that would improve the patient care
in the emergency setting.
For purposes of sponsorship of research projects, "osteopathic emergency medicine
research" is defined as research conducted under the direction of an osteopathic
emergency medicine physician or in conjunction with an accredited college of
osteopathic medicine or osteopathic postdoctoral training institution (OPTI) that is
directed toward the teaching or improvement of knowledge, skills, or techniques of
the emergency medicine physician.
FOEM is interested only in the highest quality of scientific investigation and limits its
approval of applications to those projects that have reasonable promise of producing
quantitative evidence of the improvement of emergency medical care.
If you are interested in applying for a grant or need more information, please print out the FOEM Handbook for guidelines and applications.
Click Here for the: FOEM Competition Guidelines
Click Here for the: FOEM Grant Handbook