The ASME Board are delighted to introduce a new award - the Board Award, to extend and complement the existing awards offered to our members.
Deadline for applications 5pm, Wednesday 17th June 2020
The aim of this award is to fund one high quality research project per year, costing up to £20,000, which is strongly aligned to ASME’s strategic priorities. We believe this size of award will provide a ‘next step’ for ASME members who have held smaller awards previously. Each year, we will highlight the strategic priorities that we would particularly welcome applications on, to support the Board to advance scholarship in medical education.
In this first year, we would particularly welcome projects with a focus on Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity; or Mentoring; although we will be happy to receive other applications aligned to our strategic aims
The research process, deliverables and dissemination strategy will be proposed by the applicant but we are keen to encourage innovative outputs and ways of sharing research findings. Collaborative bids are expected, and more than one institution should be represented within the applicant team, to increase research quality and encourage networking, in line with the ASME values.
We would be delighted to receive applications from ASME members who are not based in the UK. All applicants will be ASME members (individual or institutional) for the duration of the project, and the lead applicant will be an individual member, and we also request that the resulting research would be submitted (first) to the ASME journal Medical Education
- The funding will be awarded to the winner up to the value of £20,000
- Attendance (registration fee only for one person) at the ASM following the project to disseminate the findings
What's required in my application?
The application should contain the following information
- Project title
- Category (EMI, Mentorship, Other)
- Name, job title and institution/organisation of the Primary Investigator (PI) / Lead Applicant (LA)
- Name, job title and institution/organisation of all co-applicants (no more than 5 allowed)
- Specify role of the PI/LA and each applicant in the project including %FTE commitment
- Host organisation (which will administer any award), and Administrative Contact Information (note that this person is not usually a co-applicant)
- Start date and the expected length of the proposed project in months
- Research Summary:
- Has this application, or part of this application, previously been submitted to this or another organisation? If so who? Please indicate why it was unsuccessful.
- Where a previous, related application was made to this scheme, please indicate how this research application differs from the previous application
- Justification for enquiry: (total word count 3,000 words excluding references, with no more than 2 tables or graphs)
- Project title
- Enquiry Goals (Aims, objectives, research questions etc.)
- Background and rationale
- What is the problem being addressed and why is it important?
- Detail on design and methodology, including justification of sample size, sample selection (power calculations and exclusion criteria where applicable) and analysis
- Success criteria and barriers to proposed work
- Ethics requirements and procedures
- A Gantt chart indicating a schedule for the completion of work, including the timing of key milestones and deliverables
- Projected outputs and Dissemination
- Expected Outputs of Research/Impact
- Relevant expertise and experience – please provide details of why the group is considered well qualified to do this research.
In addition, a one page CV for each applicant should be provided* highlighting relevant educational expertise and experience, plus relevant concurrent grants and details of up to 10 publications over the last five years (*in addition to the overall total 3,000 word count, all CVs to be uploaded as one document)
Research management arrangements
- The finance section (200 words maximum in addition to the overall total 3,000 word count) should provide a detailed budget/breakdown of costs associated with undertaking the research as described in the proposal.
- Payments will be made to the contracted organisation only and the contracted organisation will be responsible for passing on any money due to their partner organisation(s).
- Appropriate sub-contracts and/or collaboration agreements must be put in place for any element of the research which is to be paid to another organisation.
- The fund will not support more than one fifth of the total amount of the application for conference attendance.
- Any equipment costs must exclude VAT.
- A representative of the sponsoring body must sign off the application.