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IME Annual Seminar Competition 2019/2020

IME Annual Seminar Competition 2019/2020


The Research Committee of the IME is inviting submissions for its annual seminar competition (2019/2020). The closing date for applications is Monday 2nd December at 5pm. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their submission by Friday 31st January 2020. All funds must be spent by 30th December 2020.


What We Offer

We fund projects in the region of £2,500-£3,500, and we expect to make approximately 3-4 awards per year. All costs need to be carefully justified, so we encourage applicants to consider value for money when costing their proposal. Applications will not be considered where the amount of support required from the IME is less than £500, or where the event is targeted at staff or students from a single institution.



Applications will only be accepted from IME members, but no restrictions are placed on the professional background of this lead applicant (e.g. academia, research, clinical practice). Whilst early career researchers are encouraged to apply, applications led by, or aimed at postgraduate (including doctoral) students are not permitted via this scheme. Postgraduate students may be listed as co-applicants for this scheme, but are otherwise encouraged to contact the IME’s Postgraduate Committee for alternative funding opportunities.


What We Fund

The money can be used to support the delivery of an individual seminar, workshop or short conference, or to support a series of events. Provided that applicants can show relevance to the aims and objectives of the IME, there are no restrictions concerning the subject matter, although applicants should be able to demonstrate clear benefits of the proposed activity to the wider biomedical ethics community (for example through the identification of new areas for inter-disciplinary scholarship, developments in methodology or theory, or through broader research/scholarship capacity building activities). Innovation in activity content and design, as well as collaboration with clinical practitioners is encouraged. Participants must also be able to demonstrate wide-reaching dissemination plans for the outcomes of their event in order to maximise the impact and benefit for the biomedical ethics community. 


Please apply using this form ensuring that you take a note of the application rules.

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