Small Grants Call



Small Grants Call £5,000

Theme: Valuing Medical Educators

Medical Education Leaders UK, invites members to submit a bid for a small grant to support a research study or quality improvement project in the field of medical education.

Visit our website here o for further details and to download the application form.


The George’s Academic Training (GAT) team have organised a Research Taster workshop on Thursday 11th April 1-5pm, Hunter wing for clinicians in training who are interested in getting involved in research.

Trainees will have the opportunity to:

Speak to Academics at the forefront of research in an OSCE type station format (each station will be ~ 15 minutes each, with demonstration of a technique, data and discussion, mentoring)

Topics covered include Infection, Immunity, Public Health, Paediatrics, Cardiovascular diseases and Neurosciences, Genetics, Artificial Intelligence

Workshop registration will open on Eventbrite in due course if people are interested in attending.

If you are interested in proposing an OSCE station, please do get in touch with Dr Mat Paul (


Research Interview – Call for participants

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The Society for Acute Medicine’s Spring Confrence

SAMBelfast, 2-3 May 2024

SAMBelfast Abstract Submission Deadline: 2359hrs on Sunday 3 March!

SAM invite authors to submit an abstract for display at SAMBelfast in the online ePoster showcase and as a full sized poster at the event (we have listened to your feedback and are looking forward to bringing back the full sized poster display at SAMBelfast!)   A selection of the best abstracts will also be invited to take part  in a 2-minute “lightning presentation” of your poster.

The ePoster showcase will be live for 1 year after the conference dates to extend the life and reach of your poster. Abstract Submissions are invited from all members of the multi professional team.

Abstract Results: 20 March 2024

View the Call for Abstracts – It’s crucial for authors to review the updated abstract submission guidelines to ensure compliance with the requirements for each category.

Early Bird Discount for registration ends Sunday 3 March

Take advantage of our Early Bird rates and register by Sunday 3 March to save yourself or your organisation money! You can register for SAMBelfast either in-person or virtually. All sessions will be available to ALL delegates (in-person and virtual) for 4 months after the event.

View the delegate fees

Programme Theme: The Thinking Acute Clinician. This programme promises to be an interesting experience for all multidisciplinary team members working in acute medicine with a variety of sessions to choose from.  View the SAMBelfast programme.

Why Attend SAMBelfast?

  • Enlightening Sessions: Explore the latest advancements and best practices in acute medicine through a series of thought-provoking sessions.
  • Expert Speakers: Learn from experts in the field who will share their insights and experiences to enhance your clinical practice.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with colleagues from around the country to exchange ideas, experiences, and best practices.

CPD Accreditation: Earn valuable CPD credits while expanding your knowledge and skills in acute medicine. 12 CPD Points will be applied for with the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom.

Register for SAMBelfast



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.



Medical Education Leaders Annual Conference

(Formerly the Spring Meeting)


Friday 24th May 2024 at The Berystede Hotel, Ascot

Our theme for 2024 is Valuing Medical Educators


Registration for Annual Conference 24th May 2024 The Berystede Hotel, Ascot (

Annual_Conference_24th_May_2024.pdf (