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Faculty Members and Trainees: Apply for Anesthesiology Research Grant Funding

Coming off of the heels of its commitment to fund $2.5 million in new research grants in 2014, the board of directors of the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) is pleased to announce FAER’s 2015 research grant funding opportunities.

FAER 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.


The following research grant funding opportunities are available to anesthesiologists and anesthesiology trainees. The deadline for applications for the winter/spring funding cycle is February 15, 2015.

For more information regarding FAER grants and eligibility requirements, visit or email Jody Clikeman, grant program coordinator, at JodyClikeman[at]

Mentored Research Training Grants
Research Areas: Basic Science (MRTG-BS), Clinical and Translational (MRTG-CT), Health Services Research (MRTG-HSR)*
Purpose: To help physician anesthesiologists develop the skills and preliminary data to become independent investigators
For Whom: Faculty members who completed core anesthesiology residency within the past 10 years
Funding: $175,000
Duration: Two years
Percent Research: 75%
*The MRTG-HSR is jointly sponsored by the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI).

Research Fellowship Grant
Research Areas: Basic Science, Clinical and Translational, Health Services or Education
Purpose: To provide significant training in research techniques and scientific methods
For Whom: Anesthesiology trainee after the CA-1 year
Funding: $75,000
Duration: One year
Percent Research: 80%

Research in Education Grant
Research Areas: Education Research
Purpose: To improve the quality and impact of anesthesiology education research
For Whom: Faculty member of any rank (junior or senior faculty)
Funding: $100,000
Duration: Two years
Percent Research: 40%


Winter/Spring Funding Cycle
Online application opens November 1, 2014
Applications due February 15, 2015
Award notifications made by May 15, 2015
Project start date July 1, 2015 or January 1, 2016

Summer/Fall Funding Cycle
Online application opens June 1, 2015
Applications due August 15, 2015
Award notifications made by November 15, 2015
Project start date January 1, 2016 or July 1, 2016


The FAER Grant Management Committee has made a few changes and clarifications to the eligibility criteria and rules for research grant funding.
•    Applicants may submit only one grant application per award cycle.
•    Tuition is not allowed in the budget for any grant.
•    The applicant and the primary mentor for the grant must be at the same institution.

To view the complete eligibility requirements and application guide, visit

Click here to apply for FAER grant funding.