BJA/RCoA - CAI Collaborative Grant

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The closing date for applications is noon, Friday 24 September 2021


The grants are intended to support collaborative research projects in Anaesthesia, Critical Care or Pain Management between BJA/RCoA and CAI 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. Please click here to register your details.

Eligibility and The Project

Applicants should be from both Eire 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 us.

The Support

€100K (~£89.5k) per grant is available with 50:50 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.


The closing date for applications is noon, Friday 24 September 2021

To apply for the BJA/RCoA-CAI Collaborative Research Grant, please download and complete the application form below.

 BJA_CAI Grant_Form_NIAA 2021 (R2).docx (902 KB)

All applications and requested supporting paperwork must be uploaded as a single pdf document using ScholarOne. Please click the link below for instructions on how to do this.

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Please be advised that incomplete, unsigned or late applications will not be considered. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the full application is successfully uploaded before the closing date. You will receive an automated acknowledgment email once your application has been received by us. Note that there is no longer any requirement to submit a hard copy of your application.