External Awards


Funder  Scheme  Details 
Department of Health and Social Care The Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA)

The ACCEA advises health ministers on the presentation of clinical excellence awards to consultants working in the NHS. ACCEA is an advisory non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department of Health and Social Care.  ASME may contribute to applications, on request, where the applicant makes a significant contribution to medical education.

Members requests for support from ASME and supporting paperwork for the 2019 round, must be received by 4th March 2019 to [email protected]

National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Research Studies, and Training and Career Development

The NIHR funds a range of health research projects, details here: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding-and-support/funding-opportunities/

In 2015 it made the following statement with regards medical education research: “NIHR is also prepared to support high quality research into 'medical education' (defined broadly as education for healthcare providers).  Whilst this area of research need not fulfil the criterion of having 'potential for benefiting patients and the public within 5 years of its completion', it is expected that the research will have the potential to have practical application".  See this ASME News Item: https://www.asme.org.uk/news/nihr-invests-in-medical-education-research.html
Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) Research Studies, and Doctoral Studentships

The ESRC funds a range of education research projects, details here:

General Medical Council (GMC) Analysis and research

The GMC collect data on the medical profession and the organisations where doctors practise and train; and also carry out and commission analysis and research.  They usually invite public tenders for research contracts worth over £50,000, details here:

Wellcome Funding for projects or individuals

Wellcome believes in the power of ideas to improve health; and supports thousands of scientists and researchers in more than
70 countries, as well as innovators, educators and artists, details here:

Association for Medical Education in Europe Prizes and funding for projects, individuals and institutions

AMEE offers a number of awards and prizes open to members and conference participants, details here: 

Academy of Medical Educators Prizes and awards

The Academy of Medical Educators presents a number of prizes and awards each year, details here:



This list is not intended to be exhaustive and we would be grateful to receive suggestions of other potential funding sources to include on this webpage


Award Title Deadline Current Status  
INMED Grant Programme 2019/20 Friday, 7th December 2018 Submission deadline passed Find out more
Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA)

5pm Thursday 4 April 2019


Accepting submissions from Thursday 7 February 2019

Requests for support from ASME and supporting paperwork must be received by 4th March to [email protected]


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