ASME Awards

ASME/GMC Excellent Medical Education Awards 2022

Closing Date: 22nd September 2022


Deadline for submissions: 22nd September 2022, 5pm

The “Excellent Medical Education” Programme is a set of national prizes established jointly by ASME and the GMC for the first time in 2015 and they are intended to fund high-quality medical education research, development and innovation. 

This is in response to recognition of the need for further research-based evidence related to medical education and training, through supporting capacity building and increasing the volume of high-quality medical education research. Applications using quantitative or qualitative, established or innovative methods will be welcome. 

All ASME members who are based in the UK will be eligible to apply, provided their organisation is capable of fulfilling the role of a research sponsor (e.g. an NHS organisation, academic institution). 

ASME and the GMC do not intend to name specific topic areas and welcome applications on a wide range of issues, across the continuum of medical education:

  • Undergraduate  
  • Postgraduate / Continuing Professional Development  
  • Equality, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) -  new category from 2022 

ASME and the GMC strongly support the need for further research in the EDI field and together have decided to introduce the new EDI application category for these awards.  This new category will be intended to support research which is related to the innovation, development, implementation, and sustainability of diversity initiatives in medical education, which has an impact at either the individual (medical students, doctors in training and consultants, and/or patients) or institutional/ systems level (e.g., informing or leading to organisational change).

Three awards will be available, across the 3 categories of medical education outlined above. The programme is intended to support research which is related to the innovation, development, implementation and sustainability of excellent medical education which has an impact at either the individual (medical students, doctors in training, SAS doctors and consultants, and/or patients) or systems level (e.g. informing or leading to organisational change).    

Applications up to the value of £5,000 and up to 12 months in duration will be considered.  FEC, HEI and NHS Indirect Costs, and NHS Treatment costs will not be supported.

ASME Group: Education Research Committee
Scholarship Type: Research
Intended Audience: UK only – Undergraduate - Postgraduate/CPD - EDI
Nature of Award: Funding for research (up to £5,000 per project). 3 projects funded across the categories.
Status: Open to submissions
Closing Date: 22nd September 2022