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Apply for FAER Grant Funding in 2016

The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research is committed to ensuring physician anesthesiologists lead medicine into the future through scientific discovery and the creation of new knowledge. FAER is pleased to announce its 2016 anesthesiology research grant funding opportunities, which will be awarded during two application cycles with deadlines of February 15, 2016 and August 15, 2016.

The purpose of FAER grant funding is to develop the research careers of anesthesiologists who seek to answer important questions and make scientific discoveries in the areas of anesthesiology, perioperative medicine, health care delivery and medical education research. Anesthesiologists who have received FAER grant funding often go on to have successful careers as independently funded physician scientists who advance medicine through newfound knowledge.


The application website for the spring 2016 grant funding cycle is open November 1, 2015 through February 15, 2016.

For more information regarding FAER grants and eligibility requirements, visit or email Jody Clikeman at

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 for an MRTG 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.

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.

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.


To view the complete eligibility requirements and details, visit

Spring 2016 Funding Cycle
Online application opens November 1, 2015
Applications due February 15, 2016
Award notifications made by May 15, 2016
Project start date July 1, 2016 or January 1, 2017

Fall 2016 Funding Cycle
Online application opens June 1, 2016
Applications due August 15, 2016
Award notifications made by November 15, 2016
Project start date January 1, 2017 or July 1, 2017