The grant is an award of up to £10,000 intended to provide additional support for projects in the field of health professions education. 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.
How to Apply
To apply for a Research Grant, you need to submit a pre-proposal outlining your project. To do this, 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 then looks closely at your 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
• 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).
Examples of Funded Projects
Recent projects funded by AMEE Research Grants were:
2020 - Strategic integration of sustainable healthcare education into health professional curricula - Claire Palermo, Monash University, Australia
2019 - Exploring Perceptions of Self-Disclosure in Medical Education - Javeed Sukhera, Western University, Canada
2018 - Neuroeducation Mechanisms of Psychosocial Contexts on Team-Based Learning - Kent Hecker University of Calgary, Canada
2018 - Training for transfer: The impact of context variation during ultrasound-simulation training on clinical performance - Vilma Johnsson, Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation (CAMES), Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
2017 - ‘Unravelling stakeholders’ discourses of selection for medical study and the emotions involved - Anouk Wouters, VUmc School of Medical Sciences, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2017 - ‘Learner Handover: How does it influence assessment?’ - Susan Humphrey-Murto, Unversity of Ottawa, Canada