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Awards to USA Medical Doctors, Junior Faculty Members, Residents, and Other Qualified Individuals for Research Endeavors

ABMS Visiting Scholars Program


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Funding Source
American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS )
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

Important Dates
Deadline: 06/18/23 11:59 PM CT Save

Grant Description
Awards of up to $15,000 to USA medical doctors, junior faculty members, residents, and other qualified individuals for research endeavors. Funding is intended to support research addressing the impact that programs for certification have on public health and national quality and safety priorities; accelerate the adoption of certification assessments relevant to the emerging healthcare environment; and advance collaborative solutions for certification within and across specialties. Projects can be ongoing or launching and may build on existing research at one’s home organization.

During the year-long program, the Visiting Scholars remain at their home institutions and work with self-selected mentors. They participate in monthly webinars where they provide research project updates to their peers, a select panel of subject matter experts, and Visiting Scholars alumni who provide guidance, support, and feedback to barriers they may be experiencing in their research work. Scholars traditionally attend in-person leadership meetings and present their research findings before a national audience at the annual ABMS Conference.

The one-year, part-time program supports research priorities of The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Research and Education Foundation:

  • Diagnostic excellence within and across medical specialties. 
  • Adoption of competency-based medical education and assessments across certification programs. 
  • Impact of physician burnout on the health care continuum. 
  • Impact of the clinician-patient relationship on behavioral changes and health outcomes. 
  • Physicians' engagement and impact on multidisciplinary quality improvement and patient safety initiatives.

The ABMS Visiting Scholars Program provides opportunities to: 

  • Conduct research of value to their home institution and the larger certification community.
  • Strengthen research methodologies, data analytics and overcome barriers in consultation with research mentors, scholar peers and alumni, ABMS leaders and subject matter experts. 
  • Develop a robust professional network of national health care thought leaders, from specialty Member Boards, national thought leaders across the medical education curriculum, research mentors, peer and alumni scholars. 
  • Engage with the ABMS Community through participation in ABMS Committee Meetings, Member Board. Executive Forums, ABMS Stakeholder Council Meetings, ABMS sponsored symposia and other professional forums. 
  • Disseminate research nationally across the certification, medical education and quality improvement community.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
The ABMS Visiting Scholars Program is ideal for individuals looking to positively impact their profession as well as specialty certification through research.
- Early-career physicians, medical and surgical specialists, and research professionals, junior faculty, fellows, and residents, as well as individuals holding master or doctorate degrees in public health, health services research, educational evaluation and statistics, public health policy and administration, or other relevant disciplines.
- Veterans Affairs trainees and researchers.
- Student visas are not available.

Pre-Proposal Conference
Learn more about the ABMS Visiting Scholars Program at a free informational webinar, on April 10, 2023 at 5:00 pm (CT); 6:00 pm (ET).

Webinar sign-up:

Pre-Application Information
Important 2023 Dates
- April 10: Free informational webinar at 5:00 pm (CT)
- June 18: Application period closes at 11:59 pm (CT)
- September: Program begins

Estimated Size of Grant
An award of $15,000 is provided to support the direct costs of research and travel expenses associated with program participation. The award may be applied to an existing research grant that supports the same research project or research focus area.

Term of Contract
The program begins in September. This is a one-year, part-time program.

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