The grants is an award of up to £7,000 intended to provide additional support for projects in the field of faculty development. This funding may be used to cover expenses incurred in the course of conducting research such as standardised patient fees, incentives for study participants, transcription fees, salary support for a research assistant and meetings of the research group.
It cannot be used to provide salary support for the core team, equipment, travel (other than research group meetings), or institutional overhead costs.
Applications for the 2023 Faculty Development Research Grant are now open and will follow these deadlines:
9 January 2023: Closing Date for pre-proposal submissions
February 2023: Submitters notified of decision and if successful will be requested to complete a full proposal
31 March 2023: Closing date for full proposal applications
June 2023: Full proposal submitters informed of results of review process
June 2024: Research update to be submitted
August/September 2026: Paper to be presented at AMEE conference within 3 years of receipt of funding
How to Apply
To apply for a Research Grant, you need to submit a pre-proposal outlining your project. Complete the application form and return it by email to [email protected] before the deadline.
Title of your proposal
Details of the Principal investigator: institution, address, contact details
Proposed start and end date (max. 1 year)
A Summary of the project (1000 words total)
Conceptual framework/theoretical framework
Description of proposed design and methods (at least 1/3 of your summary should address this area)
Budget and Justification
The pre-proposal application form includes:
Applicants will be informed of the decision on their proposal, and if selected will be invited to submit a full proposal.
Selection Criteria and Review Process
The grant review consists of two levels. Your Pre-proposal is initially reviewed by the committee who decide whether it is suitable for funding through AMEE. If successful you will be invited to submit a full proposal. The second level review looks closely at the full proposal, based on the criteria below. Please be aware that feedback will only be provided to author(s) who are invited to submit a full proposal.
A clear problem statement (how the problem will be addressed), and research question
The rigor of methodological approach
Practical and theoretical significance
Publication suitability (i.e. to what extent will the outcomes of the project result in a publishable report in a peer reviewed scientific journal?)
Ethical value (please outline the ethical consent requirements and process of the study context, and how the team will address these)
Feasibility within the 1 year time frame for completion
The expertise and relevant research experience of the project team (i.e. expertise of the team in the area of investigation, and appropriate disciplines of the research team).
A realistic plan for results (to include required presentation at AMEE meeting and likelihood of publishing findings in medical education literature)
The style of writing and clarity of the proposal
Proposals are assessed on the basis of:
Successful applicants will be invited to present the results of their study at the AMEE Conference (within 3 years of receipt of funding). Free registration will be offered to the winners but they will be expected to fund their own travel and accommodation costs.