The total annual value of available awards is £5,000 divided at the discretion of the EDC to maximise the awards impact. Normally at least two awards are made each year.
The EDC is pleased to announce the 2021 awards and invites applications from members of ASME.
Applications are invited from ASME members in the form of
- a letter of application of maximum length 400 words
- a budget
- a CV (2 pages of A4)
(3 separate documents need to be submitted)
The letter of application must clearly state:
- the current educational role(s) of the applicant
- the nature of the development activity
- the gain the individual expects from the experience and
- how this will aid their professional development
- when the development activity is due to take place
The budget should also be presented stating the amount the applicant seeks and the total cost of the activity if this is greater, and details for any funding sought or awarded from bodies other than ASME.
Judging will be undertaken by three members of the core EDC. This will be against the following criteria:
- the nature of the expected gain
- the likelihood this will be achieved
- the effect this will have for the professional development of the individual at their stage of their career
- the overall quality of the submission
Successful applicants will be required to provide a brief report regarding the outcomes of their activity in the form of an ‘online posting’ – a single page to be published on the ASME website. It will be a requirement of the award that the educational activity and the ‘online posting’ will normally be required within 12 months of the date of the award.
Where relevant, award recipients may also be invited to present a synopsis of their experience at the ASME Annual Scholarship Meeting (ASM). In such cases ASME would fund the registration fee for the relevant day at the ASM.
Applicants should read the Awards FAQ page as it may help with queries about their submission
Megan Walker, University of Manchester/Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, for the submission: "Challenges of Simulation in the wake of COVID-19"
Scott Morrison, NHS Lothian/The University of Edinburgh: "Learning More to Teach More"
Hannah McCauley, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine , for the submission: "International Confederation of Midwives - sharing good practice in global midwife education"
NeeraGajree, University of Glasgow, for the submission: "Teaching medical students about the place of emotions in medicine using Balint groups"
Gina Hadley, University of Oxford was awarded funding for the proposal “Eradicating Neurophobia”
Gerens Curnow, University of Exeter was awarded funding for the proposal “Up the Creek - Teaching in Challenging Environments”
Both authors have been invited to present in the EDC session “Innovative, Interesting and Prize-Winning Work” at the ASME ASM, 2019, 3-5 July, Glasgow.
Clare Thomson of Queens University Belfast for her abstract: Lego – Serious Play in medical education
Dr Frederic T Pender of University of Edinburgh for his abstract: Thin blue line: policing, empathy and whistle-blow learning
Read all the award guideline and read the FAQs if you have general award questions and click on the Apply Now buttons on this page.