Anatomical Society Education Innovation Award


The Society welcomes applications from all those who demonstrate outstanding, innovative and excellent educational practice and particularly encourages applications from those from underrepresented groups or those who have protected characteristics.

Normally, an annual award will be made by the Anatomical Society (AS) to recognise and reward innovation and excellence in anatomy education. The award is intended to reward anatomy educators at any stage of their career who have developed and implemented an innovative standalone project in the field of undergraduate or postgraduate education that has had sustainable impact on the student experience and learning.


Applicants should hold a contract at a Higher Education Institution. Applicants are not required to be members of the AS.

Education Innovation Award square 2023


The award will be made by the Council of the Anatomical Society in the light of advice from its Education Committee.

The awardee(s) will receive an Award Certificate, £200 to support his/her/their ongoing project and one year’s free membership of the AS for the awardee / or nominated member of the team (if not already an existing member). The winner / winning team leader will receive funding for one individual to present their work at the Summer meeting of the Society and will be expected to write a short report for the Society website, Anastomosis and / or social media. 

How to apply

Applications should be submitted using the Application Form and emailed to by midnight on Thursday 20th April 2023. THIS ROUND HAS NOW CLOSED. THE NEXT ROUND WILL BE IN 2025.

All submissions will be assessed using the following process.  Applications may be from individuals or teams, but there will only be a single award.

  • A detailed case study, by completing the sections of the application form. 
  • A single page statement of support from a senior member of the applicant’s School/Faculty
  • A short single page curriculum vitae (of lead applicant if part of a team application. To include educational responsibilities and duties)

The case study should include:

  • The background and purpose of the project with a clear justification for the project
  • What is the project and why is it original. How is it significantly different / better than existing approaches?
  • A description and evidence of its educational impact 
  • The prospect of sustainability of excellence in the future

The Scoring Criteria Matrix can be accessed via this link Scoring Matrix


Enquiries and applications should be directed to Dr Hannah Shaw (Chair of the Education Committee).

Previous Recipients of the Education innovation Award

2023 Award
2021 Award