Show Me the Money: Successfully Obtaining Grant Funding in Medical Education

West J Emerg Med. 2019 Jan;20(1):71-77. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2018.10.41269. Epub 2018 Nov 19.


Obtaining grant funding is a fundamental component to achieving a successful research career. A successful grant application needs to meet specific mechanistic expectations of reviewers and funders. This paper provides an overview of the importance of grant funding within medical education, followed by a stepwise discussion of strategies for creating a successful grant application for medical education-based proposals. The last section includes a list of available medical education research grants.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Education, Medical / economics
  • Humans
  • Research Support as Topic / economics*
  • Training Support / methods*