Funding and support
Perhaps you have an interesting idea for a project that you would like to explore but have never done any education research before. Maybe you’re just not sure where to begin, especially if your work might involve a research methodology, such as qualitative studies, which may not be familiar to you. MERU can assist you in getting your project off the ground.
Or perhaps you need access to funding to get started. MERU has various grants available to members of the MERU community from Imperial College London, its partner institutions and NHS Trusts.
Advice and support
For further advice and support, email MERU and we will put you in touch with someone who will be able and willing to help. Alternatively, you could come to a monthly MERU Forum meeting which is held during term time. The Forum meetings discussions vary from “surgeries” when people bring their research ideas and get advice and support on putting them into practice, to discussions on current education research studies, and meetings on teaching delivery aimed at helping all of us become better at teaching.
If a lack of man- and woman-power is your problem, why not register your project on ProjectPal. There may well be someone out there who is keen to help you. Many members of the MERU community are current Imperial students who are keen to get involved in a research project and who would jump at the opportunity to contribute in this way. You can find more details on the ProjectPal website, or you can register on the site if you are looking to get involved in a medical education research project.
Small research grant
Do you need funding for a small education research project which can be completed within one calendar year? MERU will consider requests for a maximum of £1000. Both staff and student members of the MERU community may apply for an award irrespective of affiliation. However, student member awards will be capped at £250 and student members must have an Imperial College MERU member of staff as an advisor to support their research.
You can now apply for a MERU small research grant using the link below.
Education conference grants
MERU offers travel grants for attendance at clearly education-based meetings and conferences for MERU community members. Any member can apply, but funding will only be considered if the applicant is planning to do a presentation. If you have received conference funding from MERU, as part of the terms of the funding, we will follow up with you to provide us details of any resulting publication or other positive outcome arising from your attendance.
Applications for 19/20 will open soon. These is a separate call for the Transform MedEd 2020 conference - up to £500 available, see below.