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New Funding Opportunity: FAER Transition to Independence Grant

For 30 years, the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research has awarded research grant funding 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. Consistent with this goal, FAER has created a new research funding mechanism: the FAER Transition to Independence Grant (TIG). The TIG aims to support the transition of investigators from mentored training-focused support to independent (non-mentored) research support.

FAER has acknowledged that the current level of federal grant funding renders independent research awards, such as NIH R series, VA Merit and equivalent awards, extremely competitive. Anesthesiologist clinician-scientists who apply for such awards are often asked to resubmit applications before they could be funded. The TIG aims to help address these challenges, and provide applicants with the continued momentum and progress that are needed to maximize the likelihood of success.

The TIG is intended for individuals who have completed work on a FAER Mentored Research Training Grant (MRTG) and have applied for new independent research funding (R01/21, VA Merit, AHRQ or equivalent) that received priority scores or percentiles and fell just outside of the funding threshold, and plan to revise and resubmit their application. The FAER TIG provides one year of funding to aid in this resubmission process. TIG awards are for high-priority, short-term projects, with a duration of one year. Granting of limited, interim research support is based on the merit of the submitted R01/21 (or equivalent) application. TIG support is designed to enable the PI to gather additional data for revision and resubmission of the non-funded application. Individuals must be within two years of having completed their MRTGs in order to qualify.

Applications for FAER TIGs will be accepted on a rolling basis. For more information regarding eligibility and the application process, visit or email Jody Clikeman at


About the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research
The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, and a related organization of the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®). Its mission is to advance medicine through anesthesia research and education. FAER is committed to ensuring physician anesthesiologists lead medicine into the future through scientific discovery and the creation of new knowledge.

FAER grants are made possible by the financial support of the ASA and its component societies, anesthesiology subspecialty societies, departments and practice groups, as well as individual anesthesiologists.

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