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Awards, Grants & Prizes

Student Initiatives Grant

About the Grants

ScholarRx, in line with their aim of promoting improvements in medical education and the development of learning resources in schools around the world in collaboration with students, have made an annual contribution of £4,000 towards the Student Initiatives Grant fund. This supplements the £2,000 allocated to the fund by AMEE. There will be one round of funding each year.

  • Five awards will be made of a contribution up to £750 each year to be spent on projects’ expenses. In the past awards have ranged from £500-£750.  Any remaining money will be allocated to funding as bullet point 4
  • The five winning projects will receive half of the grant prior to the start of the projects with the remaining been paid after successful evaluation of the ‘Implementation Report’.
  • The winning projects will be reevaluated after implementation according to the evaluation results and an overall winning project will be announced.
  • £3000 will be allocated towards the overall winning project (based on the evaluation of the four Implementation Reports) to contribute towards registration, travel and accommodation costs of the project team to attend the AMEE Annual Conference, where they will be invited to present their project.   
  • The winning project will be invited to present their work at the AMEE Annual Conference, in a Short Communication or ePoster Session.   
  • Future scheduling of this initiative is described below.

Applications will be judged by the AMEE Student Initiatives Grant Working Group, based on criteria below. A ‘tips’ document is also available to help the applications.

Grant Award and Winners

The goal of this grant is to provide students with a funding contribution to support student-led activities that aim to improve medical education. These can be activities such as trainings, workshops, conferences, projects and so on. Examples of areas in which these activities could take place include, but are not limited to: meaningful student engagement, improving the quality of medical education and research in medical education.

Funds of up to £6000 are available.  AMEE are grateful to ScholarRx their contribution of £4000 to support these Grants.

You will find a short activity description of the most recent grant recipients in the link below.

Grant Winners:

Eligibility Criteria and Project

Individual students and student organizations can apply if they are:

  • Paid AMEE Student Member and/or
  • Member of the IFMSA and/or EMSA networks
  • Student of a paid AMEE Institutional Member

Only apply if your project meets the following criteria:

  • Projects that contribute to the improvement of medical education within a university, region or country. Examples of areas in which these activities can be implemented include quality improvement in medical education, research in medical education, promotion of student involvement in medical education etc.
  • A short description of the most recent project grant winners is available
  • Projects developed and led by student teams.
  • Projects with a clear goal, implementation and evaluation strategy to measure the desired impact.

Please note: These grants are aimed at student-led activities to improve health professions education and not to support personal endeavours or specific medical projects (e.g. medical conferences, CPR workshops, public awareness campaigns). This is a medical education grant therefore projects that contribute to the improvement of medical education within a university, region or country will be favored over projects using education as a tool towards a goal within a field outside education.

How to apply

Background: the 2020 call for the AMEE Student Initiative Grants is now open, to support projects focusing on the improvement of medical education. The deadline for aplications is 30 November 2020.

Information summary: a grant of up £750 GBP is available for each project.  Only projects focusing on medical and healthcare professions education are eligible (e.g. projects on curriculum development, assessment & evaluation, teaching & learning methodologies).  You may apply for any amount up to £750 GBP but please note that you may be allocated less than what you apply for.

What You Need to do:

  • Read the requirements carefully!
  • Read the application tips document.
  • Fill in the application form and submit within the deadline.

Application for the grant

  • Applications must be submitted through this application form in a .doc(x) and .pdf files by the deadline of 30 November 2020, 23.59 GMT to [email protected].
  • Applications will be judged based on the criteria described above. To help you prepare your application we would like to share with you a short ‘tips’ document, here.
  • Late applications and applications that exceed the page limit will not be taken into consideration. Recipients of the grant or part of the grant will be notified by 30 June 2021

Relevant Links:

  • Application tips: here
  • Application form: here


  • 10 October 2020 - Announcement of the award & call for applications and EMSA websites. AMEE individual institutional members will be notified of the award.
  • 30 November 2020 - Closing date for application
  • 31 December 2020 - Announcement of the 5 Award Winner Projects  
  • 1 January – 30 May 2021 - Implementation of the 5 Winner Projects
  • 1 June 2021 - Deadline for submitting the 5 Implementation Reports; Deadline for submitting the 5 Presentations to the  AMEE Annual Conference
  • 30 June 2021 - Information on the BEST Winner Project (which expenses will be covered to attend the AMEE Annual Conference)
  • 20 - 27 August 2021 - Presentation of  the  Winner Projects at AMEE Annual Conference

The Student Initiative Grant Working Group

Abdullah Al-Khafajy (AMEE Student Representative/ IFMSA)
Philippa Lantwin (AMEE Student Representative/ EMSA)
Professor Madalena Patricio (AMEE)

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