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

Irish Medical Council (IMC)/Irish Network of Healthcare Educators (INHED)

Scheme
Research in Medical Education (RIME) Awards
Details

The IMC and INHED presents annual medical education research awards annually – learn more using the “more info” button.

National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)

Scheme
Research Studies, and Training and Career Development
Details

“The NIHR funds a range of health-related research projects, both evidence synthesis and evidence generating, with funding streams such as Research for Patient BenefitPublic Health Research, and Health Services and Delivery Research.  In addition, the NIHR funds a range of fellowships that may be of interest to medical education researchers, including pre-doctoral, doctoral and advanced fellowships”.

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“.

Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC)

Scheme
Research Studies, and Doctoral Studentships
Details

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

https://esrc.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/

General Medical Council (GMC)

Scheme
Analysis and research
Details

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:

https://www.gmc-uk.org/about/what-we-do-and-why/data-and-research

Wellcome

Scheme
Funding for projects or individuals
Details

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:

https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/

Association for Medical Education in Europe

Scheme
Prizes and funding for projects, individuals and institutions
Details

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

Awards & Grants – AMEE

Academy of Medical Educators

Scheme
Prizes and awards
Details

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

Academy of Medical Educators Prizes and Awards

UK Medical Education Database (UKMED)

Scheme
Research Data
Details

The UK Medical Education Database (UKMED) provides a platform for collating data on the performance of UK medical students and trainee doctors across their education and future career. It is the first time that undergraduate and postgraduate data has been brought together in this way.

By linking information such as assessment results, UKMED aims to highlight the paths of doctors through school, university and their career. This creates a unique environment in which new research can be undertaken in a broad range of areas to inform the development of medical education and assessment. To get a sense of the research that can be undertaken through UKMED, overviews of research applications accepted during the pilot phase of the project can be found on the Research page.

Medical Protection Society (MPS) Foundation

Scheme
Grants
Details

MPS’s aim is to create sustainable global change in patient safety and the wellbeing of healthcare professionals through ambitious cross-disciplinary research. Being informed by research and practice from across the world we want to create a global knowledge base that improves patient safety, enhances the wellbeing of healthcare professionals, and reduces the risks for patients and healthcare professionals.

International Association of Medical Science Educators IAMSE Awards, Grants & Fellowships

Scheme
Grants, Fellowships
Details

IAMSE is a nonprofit professional development society organized and directed by health professions educators whose goals include promoting excellence and innovation in teaching, student assessment, program evaluation, instructional technology, human simulation, and learner-centered education. IAMSE offer various awards, grants and fellowships in addition to other opportunities details of which are under the Programs & Services tab on the IASME home page.

National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Incubator

Scheme
Research funding
Details

The NIHR Incubators address areas where there is a need to build research capacity on a national level. NIHR provides some funding to enable key stakeholders to identify the barriers that exist and to suggest and implement, where possible, solutions to building research capacity in a sustainable and meaningful way.