Current Grants & Awards

Please find below information on all grants and awards offered by ASME. Click on the buttons below to view awards from our Special Interest Groups.

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ASME Gold Medal 2017

Deadline for nominations has passed (Wednesday 31st August 2016)                         


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EDG Educator Development Awards 2016

Deadline for applications has passed (19th October 2016)

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EDG Educator Innovator Award 2016

Submissions now open! Deadline for submissions is 11th November 2016

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Medical Education Travelling Fellowship 2017

The deadline for 2017 submissions is Tuesday 31st January 2017

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The Clinical Teacher Travelling Fellowship 2017


The deadline for 2017 submissions is Tuesday 31st January 2017


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LDG New Leaders Award 2016

2016 winner announced (Submission Deadline 15th March 2016 at  12 noon)

LDG LOGOThe New Leaders Award is an annual prize which recognises outstanding leadership in the field of medical education for those early in their medical education career. The award is designed to provide recognition for those who have taken a leadership or management role in undergraduate, postgraduate or continuing professional development that has had clear benefit and impact on improving the quality of learning, teaching or the patient experience.

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Joint ASME / Faculty of Surgical Trainers Research Grants 2016

The deadline for submissions has now passed

FSTThe Faculty of Surgical Trainers and the Association for the Study of Medical Education have come together in a ground-breaking partnership to launch a series of research grants to promote research in this vital area.

These grants, of up to £3,000, can be used to support either a research study or evaluation of a teaching innovation in any field of surgical education and training.

Successful applicants will be able to present their work at both the FST annual conference in October 2017(*) and the ASME Annual Scientific Meeting 2017(*).

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Best Original Research Paper Award (BORPA)

The deadline for submissions now passed  (28th January  2016, 12 noon)

ERG logo NEW april 2015The Education Reseach Group (ERG) of  the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) has created a new award in recognition of the best original research submitted to the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM).

Those wishing to be considered for the award are invited to submit an extended abstract of no more than 800 words, detailing their work at the point of abstract submission to the ASM conference. Please note that only ASME members are eligible to apply for the Best Original Research paper Award. Unsuccessful applicants for this award will still be considered for acceptance as an oral or poster presentation. 


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Small Grants Scheme 2016

2016 recipients announced (Submission deadline passed - 18th January 2016, 12 noon)

ERG logo NEW april 2015The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), which includes in its goals, the promotion of high quality research into medical education, invites Members (including undergraduate student members) to submit a bid for a small grant to support either a research study or evaluation of a teaching innovation in the field of medical and healthcare education. ASME welcomes submissions from new as well as established researchers.

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Excellent Medical Education

The deadline for submissions is noon, 2nd December 2016

gmcThe “Excellent Medical Education” Programme is a set of national prizes established jointly by ASME and the GMC for the first time in 2015 and it intended to fund high quality medical education research, development and innovation. 

This is in response to recognition of the need for further research-based evidence related to medical education and training, through supporting capacity building and increasing the volume of high quality medical education research. Applications using quantitative or qualitative, established or innovative methods will be welcome.

All ASME members who are based in the UK will be eligible to apply, provided their organisation is capable of fulfilling the role of a research sponsor (e.g. an NHS organisation, academic institution).

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External Awards


ASME is recognised by the Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) as a specialist society and nominating body and we are able to support our Members in their applications for Clinical Excellence Awards.

The 2016 submission deadline has now passed.

Details can be found on the ACCEA
 web page.

President's Medal

This award is closed for this year.

The President’s Medal  is a prestigious award which is intended to recognise exceptional, sustained contribution and loyalty to ASME over a long period of time. It is awarded to those who have enhanced ASME by their contribution to and continuing interest in the Association, and/or by the excellence of their reputation in the field of medical education. 

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