“Emergency Care for America's Heroes”


General Timeline:

  • Call for nominations:  Nov/Dec
  • Applications due: 31Jan
  • Winners notified: 01Mar

Awards presented: GSS2023 April 14-16, 2023

Submit Nomination Forms to admin@gsacep.org 

(Please put the name of award you are submitting for in the subject)


Bernadette Carr Legacy Scholarship

Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award

Excellence in Teaching Awards

Medical Director Leadership Award

Rising Star Award

USU Senior Student Award

Veterans Advocate Award

Fellowship in Leadership Development

The GSACEP Leadership Development Fellowship is designed to develop and prepare future military and federal emergency medicine leaders.  The fellowship combines elements of coaching, with skills in organization, education, advocacy, and involvement.   

The fellowship serves to provide both an orientation to organized medicine and leadership development to ensure our future military and federal emergency medicine leaders succeed in the combined military and civilian organized medicine setting.  

 Program Goals

  • Develop leaders who are prepared for their leadership roles in terms of knowledge and experience.
  • Provide orientation and skills to allow potential leaders to promote military and federal emergency medicine locally and nationally.
  • Increase participation in GSACEP activities and committees, developing long-term leadership for the organization

Criteria for Nomination 

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Active GSACEP member
  • Two years obligated service remaining in military or federal service.    
  • Possess a track record of outstanding work and participation in professional activities.
  • Commit to all elements of the GSACEP fellowship curriculum. 

Any member of the Government Services Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (GSACEP) may nominate himself/herself or another member for this award.  

Fellowship Curriculum

Over the course of the Fellowship, GSACEP Fellows will participate/contribute in the following ways:

  • Quarterly coaching sessions (one hour) with senior GSACEP leader
  • With GSACEP leadership assistance, apply for membership on one ACEP committee of your choice.
  • Volunteer as a member of one GSACEP committee of your choice.
  • Participate in GSACEP Board of Directors conference calls and attend BOD meetings at conferences outlined below.
  • Write one article for the GSACEP Newsletter, "The EPIC".  
  • Attend the following meetings within 2 years:
    • Act as alternate GSACEP Councilor for the annual ACEP Council Meeting.  (October timeframe)
      • requires attendance at ACEP Council Meeting (night prior to Council meeting and two nights of the meeting)
    • Represent GSACEP at the ACEP annual Scientific Assembly. (October timeframe) 
      • Attend ACEP and GSACEP committee meetings as well as GSACEP Board of Directors Meeting.  
    • Attend annual ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference. (Spring timeframe) 
    • Attend annual Government Services Symposium (spring timeframe)
  • FAQs:
    • Who should apply?
      • This is a great experience for resident physicians or attendings. You do not need to be a resident or junior staff physician. We fully encourage mid-career or even persons later in their career with an interest in leadership, advocacy and getting more involved in GSACEP to apply. The experience will be tailored to your stage of career and individual goals.
    • How much time can I expect to commit to the Fellowship?
      • Board meetings are usually 60-90 minutes with 30-60 min of preparation before meetings (4-6 meetings/year)
      • ACEP National Committee work varies, can be 1 hour/month, with busier projects (which you control if you participate in), may have up to 4 hours/month
      • Writing an article (600-1000 words)- 2-4 hours. Depends on your writing skills.
      • Quarterly coaching meetings (1 hour)
    • What happens if I get deployed/have a baby/have other life events?
      • GSACEP is made of military physicians, and we understand the challenges of military life. The fellowship is structured flexibility to anticipate life events, formal schools, deployment, and other military demands.  If these circumstances arise, you will work with your BOD mentor to tailor your involvement to accommodate your military and life responsibilities.
    • GSACEP will provide the following financial support to the Fellow:
      • SA/Council:  Stipend of $1,000 provided to support hotel/travel if needed.
      • LAC:  Stipend of $1,000 provided to support hotel/travel if needed. GSACEP will pay LAC registration.
      • GSS:   Stipend of $1,000 provided to support hotel/travel if needed. GSACEP will waive GSS registration fee.

Online Application Form


Resident Leadership & Advocacy Grant

The Government Services Chapter ACEP (GSACEP) offers scholarships for residents to attend the ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C.  Residents will be able to meet with legislators from the state in which they currently reside, meet with GSACEP and ACEP leadership, and network with fellow residents and attending physicians.  Traditionally, residents are treated to a dinner with GSACEP Leaders and Members following the Opening Reception.  GSACEP will cover airfare, hotel and per diem for the length of the conference.

Annual call for nominees: Nov/Dec

Deadline for nominations: 31Jan

DOWNLOAD the GSACEP L&A Grant Application

Scientific Assembly Grant

The GSACEP Scientific Assembly Grant is intended to support GSACEP members in their academic pursuits, to encourage increased involvement in the Government Services Chapter and to cultivate future EM leaders.   Resident recipients receive free conference registration to ACEP Scientific Assembly.  Faculty recipients receive discounted registration to ACEP Scientific Assembly.  Recipients are required to attend the GSACEP Board of Directors Meeting during the conference to receive recognition and foster familiarity with current EM issues important to the Government Services members.   

  • 3 Resident Grants - Waived registration
  • 2 Faculty Grants - Discounted to $395

Annual call for nominees: Nov/Dec
Deadline for nominations: 31 Jan

Online Application Link

DOWNLOAD the GSACEP Scientific Assembly Grant Application