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The Pacemaker Researcher Grant by Medical Research Lounge

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The Pacemaker Researcher Grant by Medical Research Lounge, September 9 2022



The Pacemaker Researcher Grant







Medical research lounge’s the annual pacemaker researcher grant offers a funding opportunity of 30,000 ETB for one research proposal to be conducted in Ethiopia in any discipline related to observational clinical or public health research.

The Pacemaker Researcher Grant is intended to foster a new generation of clinician researchers by providing them with the necessary knowledge, skill and resource support to further their capacity and carry out problem-solving research in order to pace Ethiopia’s journey towards evidence-based clinical practice.


Award Recognition Elements

– A grant of 30,000 ETB

– A 05 hours free consultation in proposal development, conduct and publication of the research

– Recognition in the official Awarding Ceremony



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Eligible submissions to the Pacemaker Researcher Grant shall meet the following conditions:

• Research to be implemented in Ethiopia
• All investigators in the team must be Ethiopians
• The principal investigator must reside in Ethiopia for the duration of the research.
• The principal investigator must be a clinician working in private or government owned hospitals or academic/research institutions in Ethiopia for the duration of the research.
• A team of at least five investigators from a multidisciplinary field that suits the proposed research project.
• An individual should not apply in more than one concept note submission.



Application process

Applying for the Pacemaker Researcher Grant will take place in the following two phases:

Phase I: All interested and eligible individuals can apply for this phase.

• Application requirements:

– Application letter

– A concept note of the research project

• A maximum of three pages with the following format

– Rational of the study, research objective, methodology (study setting, period, design, sample size, population with eligibility, variables, operational definition, data collection with quality assurance, data management and analysis, ethical consideration and references) and proposed budget.

– Curriculum vitae of all investigators

• Application period: Sept 1st – 22nd, 2022

• Announcement of shortlisted applicants to apply for Phase II: Oct 6th and 7th, 2022.

– Phase II: Only shortlisted applicants can apply for this phase.

• Application requirements:

– Detailed research proposal
– Curriculum vitae of all investigators

• Application period: Oct 27th -Nov 3rd, 2022

• Announcement of selected proposals for presentation: Nov 10th and 11th, 2022.


Evaluation Criteria

Awardees’ will be selected based upon evaluation of the following criteria:
Relevance of the research proposal

  •  The proposed research should be novel, feasible and with a potential to contribute to evidence based clinical practice in the country.
  • Quality of the research proposal
    – Properly designed study
    – Multicenter study site
  • MRL membership is an advantage
  • Active engagement in MRL membership activities is an advantage
  • A team that demonstrates capacity to carry out research independently on the free MRL coaching sessions during the course of application
  • Applicants personal record (has little weight as the aim of the grant is fostering new researchers)
    – Research related exposure (education/training/ previous research experience)


How to Apply

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Application: To apply for phase I of the Pacemaker Researcher Grant, register and submit an application via the below links. Deadline Sep 22nd, 2022.

– The application has to be made by one of the investigators who can communicate with Medical Research Lounge in correspondence with the submitted work. To apply, follow the link ….

– Up on submission of the concept note, every investigator who is involved in the submitted research concept notes including the investigator who made the submission of the concept note should register. To register, follow the link….

Further inquiry: Call (+251903475757/ +251973475757) or email ([email protected])



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