Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research Grants

Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research Grants FAER awards grants annually through two funding cycles. The deadlines are February 15 and August 15 Mentored Research Training Grant is $175,000. Research Fellowship Grant is a one-year (12-month), $75,000 award A Research in Education Grant is $100,000.

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunities:

Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research

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The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research provides research grant funding for anesthesiologists and anesthesiology trainees to gain additional training in basic science, clinical and translational, health services and education research. For early career anesthesiologists interested in pursuing careers as physician-scientists, FAER grants can be an important starting point. These grants aim to help anesthesiologists develop the skills and preliminary data they need to become independent investigators. 

FAER awards grants annually through two funding cycles. The deadlines are February 15 and August 15. Click here to apply.

Mentored Research Training Grant is $175,000.

Research Fellowship Grant is a one-year (12-month), $75,000 award

A Research in Education Grant is $100,000.

 Current grant opportunities are listed below.

For a comprehensive overview of all FAER research grant opportunities, download the FAER research grant guide (PDF). 

1. Mentored Research Training Grants help anesthesiologists develop the skills, preliminary data for subsequent grant applications and research publications needed to become independent investigators.

The MRTG is a two-year, $175,000 award that provides funding to faculty members who have completed their core anesthesiology residency training within the past 10 years. Year one is funded up to $75,000, and year two is funded up to $100,000. The MRTG requires 75 percent protected non-clinical time for research.

AREAS OF RESEARCH

The proposed project must be in basic science, clinical or translational, or health services research.

Mentored Research Training Grant – Basic Science
Studies pertaining to any of the fundamental questions broadly related to anesthesiology. Typically laboratory experiments with cells or animals.

Mentored Research Training Grant – Clinical or Translational
Research conducted with human subjects, or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens and cognitive phenomena, for which the investigator directly interacts with human subjects. It includes mechanisms of human disease, therapeutic interventions, clinical trials and/or development of new technologies. Studies would typically require approval from the local institutional review board.

Mentored Research Training Grant – Health Services Research
Outcomes and health services research examines how people obtain access to health care, the cost of care and what happens to patients as a result of this care. The main goals of health services research are to identify the most effective ways to organize, manage, finance and deliver high quality care. This grant is jointly sponsored with the Anesthesia Quality Institute.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

At the time of the award, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements.
•    U.S. citizen, permanent U.S. resident, or holder of H-1 visa with minimum of three years remaining. A J-1 visa holder would not qualify.
•    Graduate physician with an unexpired, permanent, unconditional and unrestricted license to practice medicine or osteopathy in at least one state or jurisdiction of the United States.*
•    No more than 10 years from completion of initial core anesthesiology residency training, whether or not from an ACGME-accredited program.*
For 2015 applications, core anesthesiology residency training graduation/completion year must be 2005 or later.
•    Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology or in the examination system.*
•    Active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

The MRTG is not intended for investigators who have received significant extramural funding, such as NIH R-awards, K23, K08, K12, KL2 or AHA Young Investigator Awards. FAER does not allow for concurrent funding of an MRTG with these or similar awards.

The MRTG is not intended for established investigators who are changing areas of interest.

*The FAER Grant Management Committee will consider applicants with equivalent training or certification on a case-by-case basis. Submit questions regarding eligibility to Jody Clikeman, Program Coordinator, at JodyClikeman [at] faer.org. Note that you may be asked to submit a curriculum vitae or other supporting documentation for the committee’s review.

RESEARCH TIME

•    During the two years of FAER-funded research, the recipient must devote a minimum commitment equivalent of nine calendar person months — 75 percent of the PI’s full-time appointment — to research and career development activities directly related to the FAER-funded project. (These activities may not necessarily be included in the specific aims of the FAER research plan.)
•    The percent effort on the FAER-funded research and the percent of time on career development activities should be described in the budget justification.
•    The remaining 25 percent effort can be divided among clinical and teaching activities only if these activities are consistent with the recipient’s development into an independent anesthesiologist clinician-scientist or health services researcher.

FUNDING

•    The total funding amount for a Mentored Research Training Grant is $175,000.
•    Year one will be paid up to $75,000. Year two will be paid up to $100,000.
•    Quarterly grant payments are made to the institution, not directly to the award recipient.
•    Award renewal for the second year is contingent on the FAER Board of Directors’ favorable review of the interim report. 

2.Research Fellowship Grants are intended to provide anesthesiology residents and fellows with the opportunity to obtain significant training in research techniques and scientific methods. 

The RFG is a one-year (12-month), $75,000 award for anesthesiology trainees after the CA-1 year. The RFG is awarded in conjunction with clinical training in an anesthesiology residency or fellowship program. The RFG requires 80 percent research time. 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

At the time of the award, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements.
•    U.S. citizen, permanent U.S. resident, or holder of H-1 visa with minimum of three years remaining. A J-1 visa holder would not qualify.
•    Graduate physician who is enrolled in an ACGME-accredited residency program in anesthesiology or who is accepted into a clinical fellowship program sponsored by an ACGME-accredited residency program in anesthesiology. Note that the particular clinical fellowship program does not need to be ACGME-accredited.
•    Active or resident member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
•    The RFG is not intended for residents and fellows who have received previous extramural funding (more than $100,000). 

RESEARCH TIME REQUIREMENTS

Prior to beginning FAER-funded research, the recipient must have completed at least six months of research as a part of their core residency program (CA1 – CA3). This work should be consistent with the American Board of Anesthesiology templates for research. The six months of research must be completed before the start of a FAER-funded project, but it does not have to be completed before submitting a FAER grant application.

RFG Timeline Options
•    OPTION 1: Complete the 12 months of FAER-funded research during anesthesiology residency. To meet residency requirements set by the ACGME and individual anesthesiology departments, the 12 months of FAER-funded research may be spread out over an 18- or 24-month period. Total residency program time would include the CA1 – CA4 years.

•    OPTION 2: Complete the 12 months of FAER-funded research immediately before a one-year clinical fellowship sponsored by an ACGME-accredited residency program.

•    OPTION 3: Complete the 12 months of FAER-funded research immediately after a one-year clinical fellowship sponsored by an ACGME-accredited residency program.

•    OPTION 4: Intersperse the 12 months of FAER-funded research within a one-year clinical fellowship sponsored by an ACGME-accredited residency program. The combined clinical fellowship and FAER-funded research fellowship is expected to be the full 12 months longer than the clinical fellowship would be alone, even if research time is allowed during the clinical fellowship.

PERCENT RESEARCH TIME

•    During the 12 months of FAER-funded research, the recipient must devote a minimum commitment equivalent of 9.6 calendar person months — 80 percent of the PI’s full-time appointment — to research and career development activities directly related to the FAER-funded project. (These activities may not necessarily be included in the specific aims of the FAER research plan.)
•    The percent effort on the FAER-funded research and the percent of time on career development activities should be described in the budget justification.
•    The remaining 20 percent may be spent in clinical anesthesia practice. This clinical activity must not exceed a single 10-hour daytime commitment per week. No night, weekend or holiday on-call activity is allowed. No moonlighting allowed. 

FUNDING

•    The total funding amount for a Research Fellowship Grant is $75,000.
•    Quarterly grant payments are made to the institution, not to the award recipient.
•    If the FAER-funded research time is spread out over a period greater than 12 months, FAER will adjust the payment disbursement schedule accordingly. 

3.The Research in Education Grant advances the careers and knowledge of anesthesiologists interested in improving the concepts, methods and techniques of education in anesthesiology. The REG is focused on developing innovative approaches for anesthesia education

The REG is a two-year $100,000 award that provides funding to anesthesiologists who have completed their clinical anesthesia training and have academic faculty appointments. It is available to faculty members of all ranks. Years one and two are funded up to $50,000 each. The REG requires 40 percent research time.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

At the time of the award, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements.

•    U.S. citizen, permanent U.S. resident, or holder of H-1 or O-1 visa with minimum of three years remaining.
•    Graduate physician with an unexpired, permanent, unconditional and unrestricted license to practice medicine or osteopathy in at least one state or jurisdiction of the United States.*
•    Graduate of an ACGME-accredited anesthesiology residency program.*
•    Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology or in the examination system.*
•    Active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Former recipients of an REG may apply for a second REG award. Such applications will be reviewed competitively among all REG applications.

*The FAER Grant Management Committee will consider applicants with equivalent training or certification on a case-by-case basis. Please submit any questions regarding grant eligibility to Jody Clikeman, Program Coordinator, at JodyClikeman[at]faer.org. Note that you may be asked to submit a curriculum vitae or other supporting documentation for the committee’s review.

RESEARCH TIME

•    During the two years of FAER-funded research, the recipient must devote a minimum commitment equivalent of 4.8 calendar person months — 40 percent of the PI’s full-time appointment — to research and career development activities directly related to the FAER-funded project. (These activities may not necessarily be included in the specific aims of the FAER research plan.)
•    The percent effort on the FAER-funded research and the percent of time on career development activities should be described in the budget justification.
•    The remaining 60 percent effort can be divided among clinical and teaching activities only if these activities are consistent with the recipient’s development into an independent anesthesiologist education researcher. 

FUNDING

•    The total funding amount for a Research in Education Grant is $100,000.
•    Year one may be paid up to $50,000. Year two may be paid up to $50,000.
•    Quarterly grant payments are made to the institution, not to the award recipient.
•    Award renewal for the second year is contingent on the FAER Board of Directors’ favorable review of the interim report.

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance in pursuing privately funded opportunities. Email cfr@unc.edu or phone 919.962.3423.

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