Apply for funding to support AMA initiatives on campus!

The Section Involvement Grant (SIG) program is available to all medical schools to support local AMA medical school section recruitment and engagement efforts throughout the school year. Local sections are eligible to receive up to $1,000 in total grant funding per academic year.


A recruitment grant supports the efforts of a local AMA medical student section to recruit the incoming M1 class as AMA members led by a medical student outreach leader. Plan events, activities and recruitment campaigns to promote the importance of an AMA membership, member incentives and benefits, and leadership opportunities within the AMA. Recruitment events are most effective July through September.

Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Virtual orientation
  • Virtual lunch & learns or coffee chats
  • What is the AMA? Webinar presented by student e-board


An engagement grant is intended to serve as seed funding to energize, empower and support a local AMA medical student section for a community service project or education event/webinar.

Organize an activity that addresses topics relevant to public health, medical education, medical practice, patient safety or community outreach.

Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Lunchtime lecture on the opioid epidemic with a guest speaker
  • AMA Advocacy Week education event or webinar
  • Local community service clean-up
  • Health fair
  • Care kit packing for the homeless

COVID-19 relief efforts

Medical students are taking initiative and are finding ways to support their local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. In support of student led COVID-19 relief efforts, the AMA offers grants up to $500 as an additional funding resource.

Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Costs associated with PPE material collection drives and phone-a-thon outreach.
  • COVID-19 education materials for distribution within community.
  • Letter writing to elderly individuals in isolation without access to technology.
  • E-learning demonstrations for families needing assistance.

Please submit the application at least three weeks prior to the activity date.

Please submit a brief recap following your activity.

If you have any questions on the program, please contact us at [email protected].

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