The Faculty Development Research Grant is available through the Faculty Development Committee of AMEE, with the purpose of helping and promoting research within the 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.

The Award

The grant 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

Applications for the 2023 Faculty Development Research Grant have now closed.

The application process follows the timeline below: 

9 January 2023:
Closing date for pre-proposal applications
February 2023:
Submitters notified of the 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 the results of the 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

Applications for the 2023 Faculty Development Research Grant have now closed.

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 services@amee.org 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. 

    If you have submitted a Faculty Development Grant application and have previously been awarded the grant within the last 5 years, it is unlikely you will be awarded a second grant within a 5-year period.

    Proposals are assessed on the basis of:

  • Theoretical importance
  • Innovation
  • A clear problem statement (how the problem will be addressed), and research question
  • The rigour 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 the required presentation at an AMEE conference and the likelihood of publishing findings in medical education literature)
  • The style of writing and clarity of the proposal

    Successful applicants of the 2023 Faculty Development Research Grant will be required to present their research at the AMEE 2025 or AMEE 2026 Conference. If you are successful, it is your own responsibility to submit for the appropriate conference session and to advise the Conferences Team at conferences@amee.org that you have submitted. Failure to do so may result in you being asked to repay your grant award. 

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