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ASME Small Grants 2024 – open for applications!

Small Grants 2024 – ASME

The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), which includes in its goals, the promotion of high quality research into medical education, and the ASME Education Research Committee (ERC) invite Members (including undergraduate student members and employees of institutions that are members of the Association) to apply for our Small Grants 2024 round to support a research study in the field of medical or other healthcare education. ASME welcomes submissions from new as well as established researchers, and particularly welcomes applicants from diverse and under-represented backgrounds.

Some educational research projects require modest amounts of funding to cover expenses such as focus group attendance, travel, and simulated patient fees. These grants are intended to assist such projects. The grants are not intended to supplement the natural support that institutions should give to individuals and therefore cannot be used to pay course fees, computing equipment, overheads, research assistants/associates and similar. The grants may be used for transcription costs, however, these cannot exceed £16.00 per hour. Small Grant funding must not be used for conference attendance.

All recipients of the Small Grants award will be contractually obligated to produce an end-of-project report to the ASME Board and to make, via open licence any teaching/learning resource produced, available via ASME’s website to its membership.

The maximum award per individual or project under the scheme will be £5,000 or equivalent (bids for smaller amounts of funding are welcomed and encouraged). Successful applicants will be invited to present their work in parallel sessions at the Annual Scholarship Meeting (ASM) after their project has been completed. (Please note that registration, travel and accommodation for the ASM are NOT covered by this award).

What’s required in my application?
Applications should be made via the online submission form. Your submission should be no more than 500 words (excluding references) and clearly outline:

1. Brief critique of background literature and justified need for the project.
2. Description of project including:

– Aim and research question(s);
– Justification for the choice of methodology
– Projected outcomes
– Timetable to start in mid-2024 and ideally to finish within a 6 month timescale

3. Costed justification of funding required

If the above criteria are not met, then the submission will be rejected due to the instructions not being adhered to. The ERC may ask for a more detailed proposal from those short-listed.

We particularly welcome applicants from diverse and under-represented backgrounds.

Applicants should refer to our FAQ page to answer most questions about ASME award submissions.

An example marking sheet can be downloaded here

Applications will be assessed by members of the ERC.

 

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PLAN June 2024

Dear PLAN colleagues,

Reminder of Thursdays PLAN Meeting and Teams link for virtual attendees

Date: Thursday 06th June 2024Time: 18:30 onwards

Talks:

18:45 – 19:30          Clinical: Management of Heart failure across Ejection Fractions Ranges – Dr Amal Muthumala – Consultant Cardiologist (HF Lead) – St Barts London

19:45 – 20:30          Non-Clinical: The Role of the RCP Chief Registrar in Acute Medicine – Dr Camilla Lonngren (Chief Reg West Middlesex Hospital)

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Meeting ID: 323 268 957 305

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