Research & Grants


Members of the Association of Anaesthetists are able to apply for grants and awards. Some of our research funding is allocated by the Grants Committee of the National Institute for Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA). We also awards fund directly to further support its research priorities (see below).

Our research strategy focuses on supporting the following key areas:

  • Patient safety
  • Innovation
  • Clinical outcomes
  • Education and training
  • Related professional issues (e.g. standards and guidelines, working conditions, medicolegal issues, etc) and
  • The environment
  • Network based or other audits, QA/QI projects that may involve guideline implementation

The strategy is also informed by the results of the Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care Priority Setting Partnership exercise which concluded in 2015. Further details are available here and on the NIAA website.

All Association-supported research must fulfil the requirement for appropriate ethical approval and reporting for human and animal studies (as per Anaesthesia’s Guidance for Authors).

Please be aware, the Association of Anaesthetists has a policy to not distribute surveys to members on behalf of others.

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Abstract submission for Association Conferences

Find out the deadlines for abstract submission for our major events.

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Grants awards and prize timetable

Find out the closing date for entries for grants, awards and prizes for 2018/2019

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The John Snow Anaesthesia Intercalated BSc Awards 2019

The National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) is pleased to announce details for the 2019 John Snow Anaesthesia Intercalated BSc Awards. Awards will be offered by the Association of Anaesthetists /Anaesthesia, the British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA)/Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), and the Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care Society of Great Britain and Ireland (NACCSGBI).

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Innovative Ideas

The Association of Anaesthetists runs an annual prize for Innovation in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain. Find out more »

Innovative ideas