Young Investigator Award

SAEM identifies up to three (3) recipients for the Young Investigator Award each year. This award recognizes those SAEM members who have demonstrated commitment and achievement in research during the early stage of their academic career. The Society’s core mission includes the creation of knowledge, and this award recognizes those who have achieved early success in this sphere.

Award Nominations




Any SAEM member may nominate a candidate.

The specific criteria for the award include:

  • Training and certification in emergency medicine or an ABEM specialty
  • Evidence of research collaboration with a senior clinical investigator/scientist (this may be in the setting of a collaborative research effort or a formal mentor-trainee relationship)
  • Academic accomplishments (which may include):
  • Post-graduate training/education: research fellowship, master's program, doctoral program, etc.
  • Publications: original scientific manuscripts (one of the two most weighted criteria), abstracts, review articles, chapters, case reports, etc.
  • Grant awards (also one of the most weighted criteria)
  • Presentations at scientific meetings
  • Research awards/recognition
  • Candidates must not have completed initial residency training before June 30, 2006
  • Fellowship training does not affect the requirement for defining a young investigator


The nomination must include:

  • A current CV of the candidate
  • A brief (1-2 paragraph) bio summary
  • A cover letter by the nominator addressing above areas and the impact/future potential of the work on emergency medicine and physicians (maximum of two (2) pages)
  • While not required, no more than two (2) additional support letters may be forwarded, each with a two (2) page limit.