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Indiana EMCARE Training Program

The Indiana EMCARE Training Program is a federally funded, post-doctoral or post-residency level training in emergency care research that aims to extend this field of study to include mental health and nursing research. The program provides the mentorship, environment and knowledge for scholars to become independently funded researchers. At the end of the program, scholars have written a K23 or K08 training grant application and have a clear plan toward R01 funding.

The program is open to physicians trained in any specialty and to PhD researchers with an interest in studying the human condition during times of emergency and with a topic of interest to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the National Institute of Mental Health, or the National Institute of Nursing Research. Scholars must meet standards for appointment at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants needing additional information about program can contact the Emergency Medicine academic research coordinator.

The Indiana EMCARE program at IU School of Medicine is co-directed by Jeffrey A. Kline MD and Kurt Kroenke, MD. This Trans NIH K12 Program in Emergency Care Research is funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) and is the recipient of a K12 training award.

Application Process

Successful applicants must submit a two-page personal statement centered on career goals and objectives as well as a one-page research proposal that includes study aims, an up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV), and three letters of recommendation.



  • Didactics
    Program participants ultimately receive a master’s degree in clinical research. The master’s requirement isn’t necessary for scholars who have completed equivalent or greater program.
  • Research
    Fellows have 75 percent protected time for research and receive funding for research and training.