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ASME launches £20,000 Board Award

Researchers invited to submit projects focussing on equality, diversity, inclusivity and mentoring for inaugural medical education awardMedal Graphic Oct17

The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) has launched its inaugural Board Award which is set to support one research project per year with up to £20,000.

The new award complements the organisation’s existing smaller awards and grants. It is open to submissions from medical educators who are members of ASME and will focus on projects closely aligned with ASME’s strategic goals.

ASME Chair, Professor Sandra Nicholson, said: “We are particularly interested in hearing from researchers working on projects tackling equality, diversity and inclusivity as well as mentoring within the field of medical education.

“These topics are closely aligned with ASME’s strategic aims, and we believe they are an excellent focus for this inaugural award. However, we are also keen to hear from researchers working on other topics with an affinity to our core values.”

ASME Director of Awards, Professor Karen Mattick, said: “We believe this award could provide an important opportunity for those who have previously worked on projects supported by smaller amounts of funding. Projects supported by up to £20,000 can be larger in scale and higher in quality than those supported by smaller grants.

“With funding of up to £20,000 it will make a real difference to the group selected.”

ASME is encouraging submissions from within the UK and abroad, and the organisation is particularly looking for projects featuring innovative ways of sharing research findings.

Given the high value of the award, successful projects are likely to feature collaborations between medical educators from different institutions and backgrounds, ensuring high research quality and which will also encourage networking.

Applications will be accepted up to 5pm, 17th June 2020, and more detailed information can be found here:


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