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SAEM Research Learning Series: Trying to Avoid and Handling Grant Rejection


grant rejectionIn this podcast episode of the SAEM Research Learning Series, Drs. Mary and Nate Haas interview Dr. Rob Ehrman, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Wayne State School of Medicine. Dr. Ehrman is a prolific researcher on the effects of sepsis on cardiac function. Take a listen to this 18-minute podcast filled with practical tips on trying to avoid and handling a research grant rejection.

Podcast: Trying to Avoid and Handling Grant Rejection

Take Home Points

  1. Get a mentor before submitting your grant proposal.
  2. Expect most proposals to get rejected on the first submission.
  3. Be persistent.
  4. Solicit feedback.
  5. Have a plan.
  6. Don’t rush through submission of your proposal.
ALiEM has partnered with the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine to deliver some of their Research Learning Series content in podcast form to the global audience of budding researchers.



Mary Haas, MD

Mary Haas, MD

Clinical Instructor and Education Fellow
Assistant Program Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Michigan/Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital