Involving learners in the pursuit of high quality research is essential to advance academic emergency medicine. Wilderness or limited-resource research can be an extremely rewarding and challenging part of an academic emergency medicine education and career. Students, residents, fellows, and faculty become involved in research as an appealing access point to gain valuable experience, develop an academic niche, and contribute to the growing body of knowledge in emergency medicine. Performing high-quality, meaningful research while taking advantage of the unique skills that students, residents, and fellows bring to the table can be difficult in conventional ED settings, however these research challenges are tremendously greater in resource-limited austere environments. This experienced panel will present strategies to incorporate learners in high quality wilderness medicine research in line with their knowledge and skill sets. For faculty, we will offer practical advice and solutions to expand your research capacity by involve learners in research design and implementation in challenging austere environments. For learners, we will provide resources for seeking out opportunities to become involved in wilderness medicine research and desirable skills you can obtain to become a highly functional part of the research team. We will discuss how to increase quality and quantity of research and explore potential funding opportunities available specifically those which are available to students, residents, and fellows. We will critically examine the current state of limited-resource research by reviewing recent successful research endeavors involving learners and introducing promising avenues for future projects. The session will conclude with an opportunity for faculty and learners to network and make connections among attendees.