The Educator Development Committee (EDC) of ASME seeks to support and promote the professional development of healthcare educators and to disseminate good practice in medical education.
The ASME EDC Educator Development Awards are aimed at providing funding for an individual to further develop themselves as an educator. Options include (but are not limited to) travel to visit a host institution to gain experience in a specific type of teaching, travel to events or conferences, attendance at relevant courses or undertaking a specific educational development in a home institution. In allocating awards, the EDC will take account of the professional development of the individual and will specifically target those who are at an early or mid-stage of their career and where other sources of funding are unlikely to be available. Research projects will not normally be funded, nor will applications to register on certificate, diploma or masters courses.
The total annual value of available awards is £5,000 divided at the discretion of the EDC to maximise the awards impact. Normally at least two awards are made each year.
The EDC is pleased to announce the 2020 awards and invites applications from members of ASME.
Applications are invited from ASME members in the form of
- a letter of application of maximum length 400 words
- a budget
- a CV (2 pages of A4)
(3 separate documents need to be submitted)
The letter of application must clearly state:
- the current educational role(s) of the applicant
- the nature of the development activity
- the gain the individual expects from the experience and
- how this will aid their professional development
- when the development activity is due to take place
The budget should also be presented stating the amount the applicant seeks and the total cost of the activity if this is greater, and details for any funding sought or awarded from bodies other than ASME.
Judging will be undertaken by three members of the core EDC. This will be against the following criteria:
- the nature of the expected gain
- the likelihood this will be achieved
- the effect this will have for the professional development of the individual at their stage of their career
- the overall quality of the submission
Successful applicants will be required to provide a brief report regarding the outcomes of their activity in the form of an ‘on line posting’ – a single page to be published on the ASME website. It will be a requirement of the award that the educational activity and the ‘on line posting’ will normally be required within 12 months of the date of the award.
Where relevant, award recipients may also be invited to present a synopsis of their experience at the ASME Annual Scholarship Meeting (ASM). In such cases ASME would fund the registration fee for the relevant day at the ASM.
Email [email protected] for more details.
The deadline for submissions is 5pm, 15th October 2020