BJA/RCoA- CAI: Collaborative Research Grant

The National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) have announced that an award of up to EU 100K per annum jointly funded by the British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA) and the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland (CAI) will be made available to support and stimulate collaboration between investigators in the Republic of Ireland with investigators in the UK (including N. Ireland) to conduct excellent research (laboratory, clinical or both) in anaesthesiology, critical care and/or pain medicine.

The BJA/CAI Collaborative Research Grant will be offered initially in NIAA Grants Round 2, which will open for applications in July 2019 with a closing date of 20th September 2019.

Here is a link to the application form: BJA_CAI Grant_Form_NIAA 2019 (R2)


The grants are intended to support collaborative research projects in Anaesthesia, Critical Care or Pain Management and may be for salaries or for the purchase of items of equipment. The CAI have established a webpage to support expressions of interest in collaborative research from ROI and Great Britain and Northern Ireland :  . We will not consider specific PhD studentships in this category.

Eligibility and The Project

Applicants should be from both Republic of Ireland and Great Britain & Northern Ireland. The proposal must involve real, credible, collaboration and one institution will take the lead; the institution to which the funding is given; it will be the responsibility of that institution to negotiate with their partner on the transfer of funds. The work may be done in a university science department or in an academic clinical department. The work may be basic (wet lab, in vivo or equipment) or clinical in nature. Pilot / feasibility studies are welcome. If there are specific questions then contact

The Support

€100K (~£89.5k) per grant is available with 50:50 financial contribution from BJA/RCoA and CAI. This support is for salaries (including Superannuation and National Insurance (or equivalent) contributions, equipment (including VAT where appropriate) and running costs. BJA/RCoA and CAI decline to contribute to any other indirect costs (overheads).Applicants will need to provide full justification of all costs applied for. Applications requesting less than the stated amounts are welcome. The funders will wish to share any intellectual property rights and income arising from this work with the host institution.

Decisions on applications submitted will be made at the NIAA committee meeting to be held in December 2019.

Full details available here .
Please contact NIAA if you would like more information in the meantime.