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Awards, Grants & Prizes

TEL Committee Innovation Development Grant

About Award

AMEE is pleased to announce the opening of expressions of interest for consideration for the AMEE TEL Committee Innovation Development Grant.
 
Four grants, each of £1,000, will be awarded by the TEL Committee. Only AMEE individual or student members may apply.
 
Purpose
 
To stimulate the development of innovative approaches for the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning in health professions education.
 
Background
 
The AMEE TEL Committee Innovation Development Grant provides a stimulus for health professions educators to be creative in the development of new solutions to the educational challenges that they face. Examples of these educational challenges include exploring the potential application of a new technology, using a well-established technology in a novel way, or adapting currently available technology for low resource settings. The educational challenge and the development of a new and innovative solution to the challenge is entirely the choice of the applicant – but it should be creative and innovative!
 
Eligibility
 
The focus is on health professions education. Students and juniors in training will be required to provide a letter of support from a senior colleague; this letter should clearly describe how the applicant will have an opportunity to perform the work described in the project application, including dissemination.
 
Members of the AMEE TEL Committee may not apply or be involved in any part of the project.
 
Value
 
There are four grants of £1,000 each (no facilities and administration fee).
 
Duration
 
The project should be completed within 12 months of the award.
 
Timeframe
 
31 July 2021    Expressions of interest to [email protected]
30 Sept 2021   Awards announced
30 Sept 2022   Last date for completion of project
15 Nov 2022    Final report due
Aug 2023         Opportunity to present short communication or poster at AMEE 2023
 
Important information
 
Successful applicants will be expected to:

  • acknowledge the financial support of AMEE in all publications and presentations resulting from this grant.
  • present their findings as a paper or poster at the AMEE Conference and to submit their findings to the free open access AMEE TEL Committee Show &TEL community site.

On the completion of the project - successful applicants are required to submit a final report on the project within six weeks following the end of the award. 
 
Submission of Expression of Interest by 31 July   Late applications will not be considered


How to Submit


 The Expression of Interest application must be submitted in the order and content as follows:

  1. Title of project; applicant names with affiliations and role in the project
  1. Letter of support: Students and juniors in training will be required to provide a letter of support from a senior colleague; this letter should clearly describe how the applicant will have an opportunity to perform the work described in the project application, including dissemination. Expressions of interest without this letter of support will not be further considered.
  1. Abstract: A 300 word structured abstract providing a description of the project. This abstract should include:
  • What is your educational challenge? 
  • What is the innovation you want to develop?
  • Why do you consider that your proposed innovation is novel and innovative?
  • Who will benefit from this innovation?
 
  1. Budget: This section should clearly state how you intend to spend the money provided the grant?  Amounts and justification of the items in the budget must be provided in a one-page outline. 

Note that the following items will not be funded:

  • The purchase of specific items of equipment unless it is essential and fully justified.
  • Salary or honoraria for the applicant.
  • Publication fees
  • Medical writers
  1. Dissemination strategy

The dissemination of the innovations is required. This section should contain a description of how the project will inform future work and how the results will be disseminated to the wider community of health professions educators.
 
AMEE TEL Committee
June 2021


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