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ESA Announcement

Secretariat, E SA

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European Journal of Anaesthesiology (EJA): November 2000 - Volume 17 - Issue 11 - p 715-716
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Research Grant Programme

The European Society of Anaesthesiologists (ESA) is happy to announce a Programme of Research Grants. The ESA will award, annually, a grant of 15 000 Euro in each of the following areas:

  1. Clinical research;
  2. Experimental research;
  3. Patient safety.

The first grants will be awarded to start in January 2001.

These grants are intended to promote anaesthesia-related research in Europe, and to encourage anaesthesiologists to extend the frontiers of their practice or understanding. Priority will be given to topics that have no alternative sources of funding.

The areas of priority and the number and size of the grants may change from year to year.

Grant application must be received no later than October 1st of each year (starting in the year 2000) and late applications will not be accepted. Projects can be for up to 2 years, but a shorter planned time to completion is encouraged. The total sum requested must not exceed 15 000 Euro. Funds may not be used for indirect costs (overheads) or for travel. New applicants should seek guidance from those experienced in experimental design and preparation of grant applications. Please follow the Guidelines for Grant Application carefully.

Grant applications for the following January will be assessed by the ESA Research Grant Committee. The names of the successful applicants will be announced at the preceding autumn meeting of the Board of Directors of the ESA, and posted on the ESA's website. The winners will receive the Award's certification during the following Annual Meeting of the ESA.

A scientific and financial report should be submitted by the grant recipients within a period of 3 years from the inception of the grant. All resulting publications and presentations should acknowledge the support of the Research Grant Programme of the European Society of Anaesthesiologists.


Awards are made to a sponsoring Institution, not to individuals or to Departments. Any qualified member of a sponsoring Institution in one of the European countries that is represented on the ESA Council may apply. Only one person should be listed as the principal investigator. All co-investigators, collaborators, and consultants should be listed. At least one of the investigators should be an ESA member. Re-applications from investigators that were funded in previous years will be accepted after a minimal period of 2 years from the previous application, and for different projects only.

Guidelines for grant application

1.Cover page

A. Title of Research Project.

B. Name of applicant with academic degrees, professional address, phone number, fax number and e-mail address.

C. Sponsoring Institution and the name, address and phone number of the Chairman of the Department.

D. Name, address and phone number of the responsible financial officer (who will have to sign for the receipt of funds and be responsible for the financial report).

E. Funding amount requested.

F. Start and end dates of project.

2.Research summary - a one-paragraph description of the project.

3.Research plan (limited to 10 pages, typed, double-spaced, excluding references).

A. Introduction

• Objectives

• Background

• Specific aims

B. Methods

• Describe data collection techniques.

• Describe types of data to be obtained and statistical or power analysis if indicated.

• Point out potential problems and limitations.

• If appropriate, include a statement of approval of this proposal by the Institutional committee reviewing human or animal investigations or a statement that approval has been requested. Such statement of Institutional committee approval will be required before final approval of grant.

4.Budget - include all proposed expenditures. Indicate under each category the amount requested or provided from other sources.

A. Personnel.

B. Equipment.

C. Supplies.

D. Other costs.

E. Total funds requested (no indirect costs).

F. Budget justification - CLEARLY and completely justify each item, including the role of each person involved in the project. If computer equipment is requested, explain why such resources are not already available from the sponsoring Institution.

NOTE: Failure to adequately justify any item may lead to reduction in an approved budget request even if the application is funded.

G. List all current or pending research support available to principal and/or senior investigator for the proposed project. List all other research support for the principal investigator.

H. List the facilities, equipment, supplies, and services essential for this project and indicate their availability.

5.CV of the principal investigator (only) (maximum of three pages)

6.Letter of recommendation from the Departmental Chairperson

Send the completed application or any questions by e-mail to: [email protected]. Only electronic submissions will be evaluated.

ESA Secretariat

Research Grant Programme; 32 Avenue de Tervuren bte 30; 1040 Brussels; Belgium

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