International travel grants and project funding

Funding is available for personal travel grants and project grants (details shown below). Applications will not be considered retrospectively, so applications must be made in advance of travel so that a decision can be taken at the next available committee meeting. Only in very exceptional circumstances, and at the discretion of the committee, late applications made up to 10 days before departure may be considered between meetings.

Current submission period

IRC meeting For travel commencing between: Application deadline
May 2017 12 May 2017 - 13 July 2017

21 April 2017

July 2017 14 July - September 2017

16 July 2017

Applications will not be considered retrospectively

 

The International Relations Committee (IRC) of the AAGBI Foundation considers applications for funding for projects usually, but not exclusively, in lower resourced countries. The committee meets in January, May, July and October to consider applications and must be received within the advertised timeframe shown below to be considered.

 The AAGBI awards four categories of grants:

Travel Grants for individuals

Individual travel grants for short visits (usually less than one month) up to a maximum of £1000.

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  • All applicants must be anaesthetists
  • Applicants must ensure they have completed the form in full and attached all of the requested documentation outlined in the checklist noted on the final page of each application form.
  • All applications must be received electronically by the AAGBI prior to the deadline stated.
  • Those holding trainee appointments should have a consultant (or equivalent) as referee, and may require RCoA approval for out of programme  experience. It is the responsibility of the applicant to organise this.
  • Applicants may only apply for one grant per project.
  • Applications for SAFE travel and project grants should be made using the SAFE application form. For more information please visit the SAFE page>>

Project Grants

This is suitable for projects involving an individual or team over a period of weeks or month either as part of an existing scheme delivered by another organisation or seeking to establish a new programme. Applications will be considered from other charitable organisations or NGOs: evidence will be required of other funding to be raised. If additional funding is required for a project already in receipt of an IRC grant, a new form should be completed. Applications must be submitted in the name of the project leader, and include the names of all those involved in the project requiring funding. All individuals included in the application should indicate their own involvement, which must be integral to the proposed project.
If a visit lasts more than six months, reports will be submitted to IRC at intervals of not more than six months in addition to the final report.

Download the application form>

  • All applicants must be anaesthetists
  •  Applicants must ensure they have completed the form in full and attached all of the requested documentation outlined in the checklist noted on the final page of each application form.
  • Applicants may only apply for one grant per project.
  • Applications from charitable organisations or NGOs must be submitted in the name of the organisation not the individual.  Evidence is required of other funding applied for and to be raised
  • Applications for project funding should demonstrate sustainability and explain how the benefits of the project work will be maintained in the future
  • Group applications for individual travel grants will not be accepted, each individual seeking funding must submit a separate application. NB; Project Grants must be submitted in the name of the Project Leader or institution. Names and roles of all project members must be included in the application.
  • All applications must be received electronically by the AAGBI prior to the deadline stated.
  • Those holding trainee appointments should have a consultant (or equivalent) as referee, and may require RCoA approval for out of programme experience. It is the responsibility of the applicant to organise this.
  • Applications for SAFE travel and project grants should be made using the SAFE application form. For more information please visit the SAFE page>>

Volunteer and Out of Programme Experience Grants

For long-term voluntary work in developing countries, generally longer than one month. If additional funding is required for a visit already in receipt of an IRC grant, a new form should be completed.

If a visit lasts more than six months, reports will be submitted to IRC at intervals of not more than six months in addition to the final report.

Download the application form >

  • All applicants must be anaesthetists
  • Applicants must ensure they have completed the form in full and attached all of the requested documentation outlined in the checklist noted on the final page of each application form.
  • Applicants may only apply for one grant per project.
  • All applications must be received electronically by the AAGBI prior to the deadline stated.
  • Those holding trainee appointments should have a consultant (or equivalent) as referee, and may require RCoA approval for out of programme experience. It is the responsibility of the applicant to organise this.

SAFE Project Grants

The AAGBI’s Safer Anaesthesia from Education (SAFE) course has been developed collaboratively by AAGBI and the WFSA. It has been extensively piloted by a team of trainers under the leadership of the SAFE Steering group. SAFE projects are reviewed by the SAFE Steering Group. Applications for SAFE travel and project grants should be made using the SAFE application form

For more information please visit the SAFE page>>

Useful information

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