The MTF Research Awards is a collaboration designed to partner with outside organizations in order to provide funding opportunities for toxicological research. These awards will occur in conjunction with two or three partnering organizations who will share the responsibility of reviewing applications, funding the awards, and administering the grants. The timeline would depend on partner organizations who will match the amount of the MTF contribution. Initially, two grants of $2,500 each ($5,000 each including match) would be offered, with the goal of offering four grants in the next round of awards.
Medical Toxicology Foundation / Emergency Medicine Foundation Resident Research Award
The MTF along with the Emergency Medicine Foundation co-sponsor a $5,000 Research Grant for Medical Toxicology fellows-in-training and Emergency Medicine residents with a research interest in Medical Toxicology.
This MTF Directed Grant Program awards support for an active Emergency Medicine resident or Medical Toxicology fellow to complete a medical toxicology research projects. Applicants may apply for up to a total of $5,000 for a one-year period. Both scientific review and awarding decisions will be made independent of the sponsor.Funds are not to be used for capital equipment purchases, faculty salary support, publication costs, travel, or institutional overhead.
Although not mandatory, proposals utilizing the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) ToxIC (Toxicology Investigators Consortium) Registry are particularly encouraged. This newly-developed Registry is a multicenter database of medical toxicology patients. The Registry collects data on patients seen by medical toxicologists and includes include age, sex, agent class, specific agent name, clinical symptoms, syndromes and signs, and treatment rendered. From this database grantees can conduct epidemiologic studies or can collaborate with multisite investigators on retrospective studies. Investigators interested in using this database should click here to learn more about ToxIC and here to learn more about the ToxiC Registry. You can also contact ToxIC at to get more information about this database.
The application deadline is January 11, 2013.
To apply for this grant please click here to download the application. The application will be processed by the Emergency Medicine Foundation.
Previous Recipient James Cao, MD, a rising PGY3 resident at Carolinas Medical Center, was named the 2012-2013 MTF-EMF Research Award recipient. His application title: “Point of Care Testing in Setting of Nitromethane and Methanol Co-ingestion Will Not Mask True Creatinine, Anion Gap, or Osmolar Gap.”
MTF Medical Toxicology Practice Award
Clinically-based practices in Medical Toxicology are becoming more common as our subspecialty matures. To assist in promoting such services, ACMT/MTF is offering a one-time award of $5,000 to fund research evaluating the economic and clinical benefits of medical toxicology services.
The objective of a study funded by this award should be to measure the impact on patient care from the provision of medical toxicology services in either the inpatient or outpatient setting. This measurement should be performed using appropriate economic and/or clinical metrics.
The application deadline is March 1, 2013.
Click here for full details and RFP. A template for the required NIH style biosketch for investigators and co-investigators can be found here.
Other Partner Research Awards
The MTF is currently soliciting other foundations who share a similar mission to co-sponsor additional joint research awards.