Research in Education Grant

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.