The winner of the AMEE Research Grant competition has now been announced. Thank you to Erik Driessen and Lara Varpio, Lead and Deputy-Lead of the Research Grants Network of the AMEE Research Committee for working through all submitted pre-proposals and full proposals to find the winner.


The 2016-2017 AMEE grant competition was a tight race. Thirty-two pre-proposals were submitted from around the world (6 from the USA; 5 from Canada; 10 from the UK; 2 each from the Netherlands, Taiwan and Australia; and one each from Portugal, Greece, Denmark, Romania, and Thailand).

After three peer-reviewers assessed each pre-proposal, the top four pre-proposals were invited to submit a full proposal. After another round of peer review and considerable debate, a winner was selected.

The AMEE Research Committee congratulates Dr Karen M. Stegers-Jager and colleagues from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, for receiving funding for their project entitled: Unravelling ethnic disparities in rater-based assessments: effect of scoring method. This work will be presented at AMEE 2018.

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