The application process for the 2022-2024 Medical Education Research & Innovations (MERI) grant is now underway!

If you would like to find out more about this grant please see below or contact

What is the grant?

If you are a prevocational medical trainee you will have the opportunity to apply for the MERI grant. This grant replaces the previously run Research Incentive Grant (RIG). It is aimed at fostering a research culture within the field of prevocational medical training and education. This program supports research skills and initiatives that directly or indirectly improve patient outcomes for the prevocational medical community. Grants can be awarded to either individuals or collaborative groups.

How does this work?

Each October prevocational medical trainees are invited to submit online an abstract of no more than 300 words. On receipt PMCV panel review and notify those successful to submit a complete application. The outcome of those applications are notified at the beginning of each calendar year. Grant rounds are open each year with a timeframe to complete projects within two years.

Outcome for successful recipients
  • Awards per round are up to $2,000
  • Submission of Interim Report
  • Submission of Final Report
  • Presentation at Australian & New Zealand Prevocational Medical Education Forum (ANZPMEF) and the PMCV Symposium