RA-UK Small Project Grants

RA-UK will support small project applications up to a maximum of £5000 per year.

Applications will be considered for support by the RA-UK board twice yearly.

Applications may be submitted throughout the year, but closing date for consideration of applications will be the end of the month prior to the biannual board meetings (end of September 2018, then end of April 2019).

Please send completed applications to: support@ra-uk.org

Download an application form:

Application Form (Word)

Application Form (PDF format)

 

Previous awards have been given to:

Drs Alan Macfarlane and Rachel Kearns. Effect of regional versus local anaesthesia on outcome after arteriovenous fistula creation : a  randomised controlled trial. Outcome - RA significantly improved long term fistula survival compared to local anaesthesia. Aitken et al Lancet 2016; 388: 1067-1074.

Drs Ruth Greer and Anthony Carey for a patient information video explaining a peripheral nerve block. The video was demonstrated at Brighton ASM 2107 and available to view here.

ESRA Research Grants

ESRA Research Grant

The European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy (ESRA) proudly presents the ESRA Research Grant in order to achieve the distinctive goals of ESRA such as

  • to encourage specialisation of anaesthesiologists and other physicians in regional anaesthesia or pain management
  • to promote, sponsor and encourage research in experimental, epidemiological or clinical settings regarding regional anaesthesia or pain management
  • to help anaesthesiologists in under-resourced countries to develop their scientific programmes

ESRA members from all over the world are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be ESRA members and should be in at least their third year of medical specialisation.

Applications can be forwarded any time of the year to the ESRA Office.

More details at http://esraeurope.org/education/grants/

ESRA Educational Grant

The European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy (ESRA) offers the ESRA Educational Grant in order to achieve the distinctive goals of ESRA:

  • to encourage specialisation of anaesthesiologists and other physicians in regional anaesthesia or pain management
  • to promote and sponsor courses and workshops
  • to encourage teaching of regional anaesthesia in anaesthesiology training programmes
  • to help anaesthesiologists in under resourced countries

ESRA members from all over the world are encouraged to apply. However, emphasis will be placed  on applications from anaesthesiologists coming from countries that lack the financial infrastructures needed to achieve the education in regional anaesthesia. Such countries include some eastern European or African nations.

Applicants should be ESRA members, have spent a minimal amount of time in their specialty, and be in at least their third year of medical specialisation.

More details at: http://esraeurope.org/education/grants/

NIAA RA-UK Project Grant

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Aim

RA-UK wishes to promote scientific study and the academic basis of the sub-specialty. We appreciate financial support is difficult to obtain for regional anaesthesia research, particularly for smaller studies.

The Support

The grant is intended to support research projects involving regional anaesthesia and may be used to contribute towards salaries (in which case, the employer is responsible for ensuring appropriate governance is in place) or for the purchase of items of equipment and consumable items.
The applicant will be required to submit an account of the project within 2 years of award payment.

For further information and details of how to apply visit the NIAA website.

Previous awards

Dr Peter Odor for a prospective evaluation of plasma levobupivacine concentration after fascia iliaca block in fractures neck of femur patients.

Dr Loiuka Tsaprouni forstudying whether cyclooxygenase inhibitors decrease human core temperature during exposure to operating room temperatures.

 

 

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