The Faculty Development Research Grant is available through the Faculty Development Committee of AMEE, with the purpose of helping and promoting research within faculty development subject area.  A total of £7000 is available to help fund one or more projects each year and applications for projects centered around Faculty Development are welcome, but any relating to other subject areas will be refused.

The grants are open to current paid AMEE Individual and Student Members, and either the Principal, or one of the Associate Investigators of the research project must hold an AMEE membership.

 

Applications for 2022 are now closed. Applications for 2023 will open soon.

The Award

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.

 

Timeline

October 2021: Call for pre-proposal submissions
7 December 2021:
Closing Date for pre-proposal submissions
January 2022:
Submitters notified of decision and if successful will be requested to complete a full proposal
15 February 2022:
Closing date for full proposal applications
June 2022:
Full proposal submitters informed of results of review process
June 2023:
Research reports to be submitted
August/September 2025:
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. 
The pre-proposal application form includes:

  • 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)
  • Problem statement/topic/issue/relevance
  • Conceptual framework/theoretical framework
  • Research question(s)
  • Description of proposed design and methods (at least 1/3 of your summary should address this area)
  • Budget and Justification

    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.

    Proposals are assessed on the basis of:

  • Theoretical importance
  • Innovation
  • 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

    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.
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