2019 NIAA Research Grants Open to Application
The National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) administers a range of grants of behalf of organisations in Great Britain and Ireland to support academic and NHS researchers undertaking research into anaesthesia, critical care and pain management.
The first 2019 NIAA research grants round is now open to application:
AAGBI/Anaesthesia Research Grant
Supports academic and NHS researchers undertaking specific research projects in the fields of anaesthesia, critical care or pain management. Suitable projects for funding may be large research studies, small clinical/benchtop projects, idea (innovation) development, observational studies/data collection, quality improvements and clinical audits.
Projects must clearly align with at least one of the key areas of AAGBI’s research strategy (patient safety, innovation, clinical outcomes, education and training, related professional issues, standards and guidelines, working conditions, medicolegal issues, the environment and network based or other audits).
There is a total budget of £70,000. Typical grants per project are:
Up to £10,000 for small projects (these grants are targeted to support those new to research).
Up to £30,000 for larger projects.
APAGBI Small Research Grant
Grants available to NHS and academic researchers for clinical or basic research projects that serve scientific development in the fields of paediatric anaesthesia, critical care or pain management.
The total available fund is £40,000.
Barema and Association of Anaesthetists Joint Research Grant
Support for projects in Great Britain or Ireland that are aligned with the AAGBI research strategy and the key aims of Barema: ‘to enhance and improve the quality of patient safety through innovation, user training, quality and reliability in anaesthetic and respiratory equipment’.
Suitable projects may be large research studies, small clinical/benchtop projects, idea (innovation) development, observational studies/data collection, quality improvements and clinical audits.
The total available fund is £40,000.
BJA/RCoA Project Grants
Grants available to NHS and academic researchers for specific research projects in anaesthesia, critical care or pain management, with preference given to projects involving the application of basic science to these fields. Clinical research projects may also be considered.
Projects should be based in a university science department or in an academic clinical department. Preference will be given to projects involving co-operative research between a basic-science department and a clinical department.
Awards made in each round will not normally exceed £70,000.
DAS Project Grant and Small Grant
Support for research projects in the broad area of airway management as it relates to anaesthetic practice.
Research may include the collection or analysis of data, anatomical study, including radiological, imaging or cadaveric/histological study; clinical study of patients using airway-related apparatus; volunteer studies; manikin or bench studies of apparatus; clinical, volunteer or animal laboratory studies of respiratory control; support for national investigations of airway-related problems; research that examines offset or recovery of respiratory or upper airway characteristics from anaesthesia.
Small grant applications may include early proof of concept or feasibility studies, especially where it is planned that these lead to further studies.
The maximum funding limits are £15,000 for Project Grants and £5,000 for Small Grants.
OAA Large Research Grant and Medium Research Grant
Grants available to academic researchers in the UK and Republic of Ireland for clinical research in the field of obstetric anaesthesia.
Maximum grant values are £60,000 for the Large Grant and £15,000 for the Medium Grant.
RA-UK Project Grant
Support for research projects involving regional anaesthesia – particularly small projects that may struggle to obtain funding from other sources.
The maximum grant is £10,000
VASGBI Project Grant
Support available to researchers in Great Britain and Ireland for research that is relevant to vascular anaesthesia. The research funded must have a clear benefit to the NHS and must take into account Department of Health and NHS priorities.
There is a total grant fund of £40,000, which may be allocated to one project or a range of smaller projects.
Further information and application guidelines for all grants are available from the NIAA website. Applications should be uploaded using the Manuscript Central application facility on the NIAA website by the closing date of 26 April 2019 (noon).
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