Research Grants

FAER provides 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.

Current funding opportunities include Mentored Research Training Grants ($175,000), Research Fellowship Grants ($75,000), Research in Education Grants ($100,000) and Transition to Independence Grants ($75,000). The next application deadline is August 15 for MRTG, RFG and REG applications. TIG applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

View a comparison of all four of FAER’s grant mechanisms (PDF).

Mentored Research Training Grants

The Mentored Research Training Grant is a two-year, $175,000 grant for anesthesiology faculty members who have completed their core anesthesiology residencies within the past 10 years. The MRTG requires 75 percent research time. It is available for basic science (MRTG-BS), clinical or translational research (MRTG-CT) or health services research (MRTG-HSR).

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Transition to Independence Grant

The Transition to Independence Grant is a one-year grant, with a maximum of $75,000 in funding. It is intended for individuals who have completed work on a FAER-funded Mentored Research Training Grant within the past two years, and are in the process of revising and resubmitting an application for new independent research funding (R01/21, VA Merit, AHRQ or equivalent).

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Research Fellowship Grant

The Research Fellowship Grant is a one-year, $75,000 grant 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.

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Research in Education Grant

The Research in Education Grant is a two-year, $100,000 grant available for faculty members of any rank. Year one and year two are funded up to $50,000. The REG is focused on developing innovative techniques for anesthesia education. The REG requires 40 percent research time.

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