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Medical Education Research Grant 2013
Project / Programme grants
Opening Date:
24 June 2013
Closing Date:
16 September 2013

Scope of the scheme

The award is designed to both address policy needs and foster research capacity in the sector in Ireland so as to support quality development in medical education and training delivery for the benefit of the public, the health services and the medical Profession.

A single award will be made in 2013. The award will be up to a maximum total award value of €150,000 (inclusive of overheads) for a project of a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 24 months in duration.

To be of value to the health system, some themes have been identified which reflect the policy needs of the Medical Council and the HSE-MET in relation to their role in driving continuing development in the delivery of medical education and training in Ireland so as the ensure tomorrows doctors meet future health needs. However, applications outside these topics will also be considered.

  • Teaching and learning medical professionalism in a changing health system;
  • Developing and assuring quality of assessment in medical education and training to ensure fit-for-purpose doctors;
  • Planning and managing the learning environment to meet the needs of student, the public and the wider health system;
  • Outcome-based medical education and training for 21st century health needs; and
  • Post formal medical education and training: ensuring doctors remain fit for purpose through their careers.


WHO should apply?

The Medical Education Research Grant is open to Principal Investigators (PIs) from the Republic of Ireland, and is expected to be of particular interest to bodies already involved in the delivery of medical education and training in the Republic of Ireland (most notably bodies approved by the Medical Council under Part 10 of the Medical Practitioners Act for the purposes of education and training).

Applicants must demonstrate clearly that their research team contains the necessary breadth and depth of expertise in all the methodological areas required in the development and delivery of the proposed project.

WHEN is the DEADLINE for applications?

The deadline for submission of complete applications is Monday, 16 September 2013 at 13.00.

Complete application forms together with additional supporting documents must be submitted in a single email to the HRB.

Further information is available in the Guidance Notes below.

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