Research & Grants


There are a variety of grants and awards that, as a member of the AAGBI, you can apply for. Some AAGBI research funding is allocated by the Grants Committee of the National Institute for Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA). The AAGBI Foundation also awards funds directly to further support its research priorities (see below).

The AAGBI 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

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 AAGBI-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 AAGBI has a policy to not distribute surveys to members on behalf of others.

The AAGBI supports the ARRIVE guidelines - find out more »

Abstract submission for AAGBI 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 2017/2018

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The John Snow Anaesthesia Intercalated BSc Awards 2016

The National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) is pleased to announce details for the 2016 John Snow Anaesthesia Intercalated BSc Awards. Awards will be offered by the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI)/Anaesthesia, the British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA)/Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), the Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association (OAA) and the Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care Society of Great Britain and Ireland (NACCSGBI).

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Innovative Ideas

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

Innovative ideas