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
January 2019 28 February 2019 - 23 May 2019

17 December 2018

April 2019 24 May 2019 - 25 July 2019

22 March 2019

June 2019 26 July 2019 - 26 October 2019

2 August 2019

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. Funding partners of the IRC include AAGBI, Difficult Airway Society (DAS), Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and World Anaesthesia Society (WAS).

 The AAGBI awards four categories of grants:

Travel Grants for individuals

Individual travel grants for short visits (usually less than one month) for anaesthetists who are seeking funding for travel usually, but not exclusively, to the benefit of developing countries up to a maximum of £1000.

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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.

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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.

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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

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