Medical Education Grant Programme


This page describes our current grant making policy and explain how to apply to us. If you need clarification on whether your project or plan fits within our policy, you may wish to discuss it with Dr Marjan Ghazirad ( before sending in your application.

The following information is intended to provide a general overview. After which, it is important that you discuss the specifics directly with the Grant department.


Geographical area:

The main area of operation for our MEG programme is the UK mainland. We consider the quality of projects more important than their geographical location though.


Who can apply?

Currently we only fund UK registered medics and allied healthcare professionals/students


MEG programme:

Our grant programme currently makes grants in the following categories for UK registered healthcare professionals:

  • Innovation, research and development in the field of medical education, including patient-led projects 

  • Publications in medical education (e.g. the open access publication fee, professional proof-reading fees, statistician fee...)

  • Medical education conferences in Oxford/UK

  • Participation in medical education conferences and/or postgraduate courses/qualification in medical education


If your project is outside of above categories, please discuss it with the Grant department before submitting you application. Exceptional circumstances are considered individually.


Our funding priorities:

Generally, when funding projects, we value projects/plans that apply, develop and expand the current body of medical education but we are also interested in supporting creative solutions to current problems within medical education.


We value projects/plan that are patient centred and/or patient led. We favour plans that respond to a well established and clear need in current medical education field.


What we do not fund:

Generally, we do not fund the following:

• Running costs

• Private companies

• Loan and deficits

• Retrospectively, i.e. costs already incurred prior to receiving a decision from the Foundation


When to apply?

Our MEG programme is a rolling programme and applications are considered every two to three months at the senior executive board meetings.


Who can apply?

If you are a UK registered healthcare professional involved in medical education, you may submit an application.


How much can I apply for?

The grants are valued up to £500


How does this work?

If you application is successful, your grant will be assigned to one or more of OxCME upcoming events. The excess money raised by that event after deducting costs will be granted toward to your project/plan (Up to £500). Payments are made directly to the organisation for the approved services/programmes (e.g. the conference fee) or to the applicant after submitting the receipts (reimbursement). The applicant is expected to submit a report at the end of their project/plan.

Application process:

All applications received by the OxCME are acknowledged and we aim to give a decision on your application within 2-3 months. The OxCME's decision is final.

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