This list is not intended to be exhaustive and we would be grateful to receive suggestions of other potential funding sources to include on this webpage

Irish Medical Council (IMC)/Irish Network of Healthcare Educators (INHED)
Scheme
Research in Medical Education (RIME) Awards
Details

The IMC and INHED presents annual medical education research awards annually - learn more using the "more info" button.

Department of Health and Social Care
Scheme
The Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA)
Details

The ACCEA advises health ministers on the presentation of clinical excellence awards to consultants working in the NHS. ACCEA is an advisory non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department of Health and Social Care.  ASME may contribute to applications, on request, where the applicant is an individual member of ASME and makes a significant contribution to medical education.

Following suspension of the 2020 national Clinical Excellence Awards competition, ministers have agreed to extend those awards that were due to be renewed in 2020 by one year. Please see the following link for more details: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/extension-to-clinical-excellence-awards-due-to-expire-in-april-2021 

ACCEA recognise that, as a result of the above, there will be twice as many renewal applications due in 2021 and that there is likely to be an increase in new applications, with the associated additional workload for employers, national nominating bodies and specialist societies and ACCEA itself. |The ACCEA deadline is 8th March 2021.

ASME, as a nominating body, therefore require that any requests for support from ASME members need to be with us by noon, Monday 11th January 2021 at the latest, they should be sent, with full relevant application paperwork attached to awards@asme.org.uk 

National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)
Scheme
Research Studies, and Training and Career Development
Details

“The NIHR funds a range of health-related research projects, both evidence synthesis and evidence generating, with funding streams such as Research for Patient BenefitPublic Health Research, and Health Services and Delivery Research.  In addition, the NIHR funds a range of fellowships that may be of interest to medical education researchers, including pre-doctoraldoctoral and advanced fellowships”.

In 2015 it made the following statement with regards medical education research: “NIHR is also prepared to support high quality research into 'medical education' (defined broadly as education for healthcare providers).  Whilst this area of research need not fulfil the criterion of having 'potential for benefiting patients and the public within 5 years of its completion', it is expected that the research will have the potential to have practical application".   

Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC)
Scheme
Research Studies, and Doctoral Studentships
Details

The ESRC funds a range of education research projects, details here:

https://esrc.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/

General Medical Council (GMC)
Scheme
Analysis and research
Details

The GMC collect data on the medical profession and the organisations where doctors practise and train; and also carry out and commission analysis and research.  They usually invite public tenders for research contracts worth over £50,000, details here:

Wellcome
Scheme
Funding for projects or individuals
Details

Wellcome believes in the power of ideas to improve health; and supports thousands of scientists and researchers in more than
70 countries, as well as innovators, educators and artists, details here:

Association for Medical Education in Europe
Scheme
Prizes and funding for projects, individuals and institutions
Details

AMEE offers a number of awards and prizes open to members and conference participants, details here:

Academy of Medical Educators
Scheme
Prizes and awards
Details

The Academy of Medical Educators presents a number of prizes and awards each year, details here