NIAA News Stories

28th Jul 2023
NIAA Research Award now open for 2023
Accepting applications for this year's award for investigators that have a 'body of research work'
24th May 2023
BOOKING NOW: Anaesthesia Research 2023
Join us in York this November for Anaesthesia Research 2023
10th Mar 2023
John Snow Anaesthesia Intercalated Awards 2023
Annual £2,000 awards to medical students undertaking an intercalated degree programme with a research project related to anaesthesia, currently open for applications
23rd Feb 2023
NEW BJA/RCoA Centenary Grants
The British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA) and the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) are awarding two substantial grants in 2023 to celebrate the centenary of the BJA
27th Jan 2023
Recruitment: NIAA Deputy Chair
The NIAA is currently recruiting for a Deputy Chair to work alongside the current Chair Prof Mike Grocott
30th Nov 2022
Prize Winners - Anaesthesia Research 2022
Congratulations to the winners of Joint RCoA/NIHR CRN Research Awards, and NIAA Research Award 2022
11th Nov 2022
Recruitment: NIHR CRN National Specialty Lead
The NIHR CRN is currently recruiting a National Specialty Lead for Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management
30th Jun 2022
Joint RCoA and NIHR CRN Research Awards 2022
RCoA & NIHR awards to recognise NHS clinicians engaged with clinical research studies, now open for applications
30th Jun 2022
NIAA Research Award open for 2022
Now accepting applications for this year's award for investigators that have completed a 'body of research work'
23rd Jun 2022
Equipoise - when opinions interfere with research
NIAA position statement on clinician equipoise
7th Jun 2022
SAVE THE DATE: Anaesthesia Research 2022
We are pleased to announce that Anaesthesia Research will return for 2022, and will be back as a face-to-face event!
7th Jun 2022
NIAA Board Chair Prof Grocott re-appointed as NIHR Senior Investigator
Congratulations to Prof Grocott on his re-appointment as NIHR Senior Investigator; this year's only anaesthetist to be appointed
21st Apr 2022
NIAA Vacancy: Grants Officer
We are currently accepting applications for the NIAA Grants Officer position
Closing date: 5pm, Friday 22nd July 2022
21st Dec 2021
John Snow Anaesthesia Intercalated Awards 2022
Annual £2,000 awards to intercalating medical students undertaking an intercalated degrees with a research project related to anaesthesia
12th Nov 2021
RCoA and NIHR CRN Research Awards 2021 winners announced
The winners of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and NIHR Clinical Research Network Research Awards 2021 have been announced
7th Sep 2021
AMRC Peer Review Approved
The RCoA has successfully passed the AMRC Peer Review Audit 2020, demonstrating the NIAA's best practice peer review process in grant-making
19th Jul 2021
Joint RCoA & NIHR Research Awards 2021
The RCoA in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) is pleased to announce three awards for research
19th Jul 2021
NIAA Research Award 2021
Now accepting applications for this year's award for new investigators that have completed a research 'body of work'
15th Jul 2021
NIAA Grants 2021 Round 2 NOW OPEN
Bi-annual research grants process resumes and will be open for applications until Friday 24 September 2021
1st Jul 2021
NIAA Vacancy: Trainee Representatives (x2)
The NIAA is recruiting two Trainee Representatives on to the NIAA Research Council to represent the interests of trainees involved in research or academic training
1st Jul 2021
POMCTN Vacancy: Deputy Director
The UK Perioperative Medicine Clinical Trials Network (POMCTN) is recruiting a new Deputy Director to take up post in 2022.
12th Feb 2021
British Oxygen Company Chair of Anaesthesia Grant awarded
Congratulations to Dr Ben Shelley, Glasgow, who has been awarded the 4-year BOC Chair of Anaesthesia for his research project on heart injury, IMPRoVE
9th Feb 2021
John Snow Anaesthesia Intercalated Awards 2021
£2.000 awards for medical students undertaking an intercalated Bachelors or Masters degree and conducting a research project related to anaesthesia or a related topic
29th Jan 2021
NIAA Grants 2021 Round 1 suspended
Given the ongoing and worsening national situation with COVID-19, the NIAA has made the decision to suspend all grants activity relating to 2021 Round 1, which will not open for applications.
20th Jan 2021
NIHR Associate PI Scheme for Anaesthesia
New scheme for trainees, nurses and AHPs to formally recognise engagement in portfolio research studies
19th Jan 2021
New NIHR CRN National Specialty Lead for Anaesthesia
The NIHR CRN has announced the new National Specialty Lead
25th Sep 2020
Recruiting Now: NIHR CRN National Specialty Lead
The NIHR CRN is currently recruiting a National Specialty Lead for Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management
10th Aug 2020
BOC Chair of Anaesthesia Award resumed
The process for the BOC Award has been re-opened and extended
4th Aug 2020
NIAA Grants 2020 Round 2 NOW OPEN
NIAA Grants research funding resumed for Round 2
24th Mar 2020
NIAA Research Grants Activity & COVID-19
Given the ongoing situation with COVID-19 all NIAA partners have agreed to postpone all NIAA research grant activity for the foreseeable future.
6th Mar 2020
NIAA Publishes Report on Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity
The NIAA has published the final report and recommendations of its Task and Finish Group examining Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity in research.
22nd Jan 2020
Joint BJA/RCoA/ANZCA Collaborative Research Grant
PLEASE NOTE: This grant is currently suspended. NIAA Founding Partners BJA & RCoA together with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) are contributing up to £100,000 each towards three-year collaborative project between researchers in the UK and Australia/New Zealand
9th Jan 2020
Funding up to £2,500 available for women in anaesthesia and health sector
Women & Leadership International is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across the UK's anaesthesia and health sector
28th Nov 2019
RCP report advocates for more NHS research activity
The RCoA has endorsed the Royal College of Physicians' (RCP) report Benefiting from the 'research effect' which sets out how NHS trusts can better support clinicians to become research active
27th Nov 2019
Medical Academic Career Progression Survey
The BMA's Women in Academic Medicine Group is currently running a survey to get a better understanding of women's career progression in academic medicine
5th Nov 2019
British Oxygen Company (BOC) Chair of Anaesthesia Research Grant
Applications are invited by the RCoA from senior clinicians and basic scientists, for 4-year research funding
11th Sep 2019
Opportunities to present at national Anaesthesia Research event
There are a number of opportunities for trial investigators and researchers to present their work at the upcoming Anaesthesia Research 2019
19th Aug 2019
Recruiting Now: PCPIE Deputy Chair
The NIAA HSRC is recruiting a Deputy Chair for its Patient, Carer & Public Involvement & Engagement (PCPIE) Group
8th Aug 2019
NIAA Grants consultation survey
If you have ever applied for a research grant through the NIAA have your say on the process
31st Jul 2019
Voluntary vacancy: Association of Anaesthetists
NIAA Founding Partner the Association of Anaesthetists is recruiting for a non-executive lay member of its Research & Grants Committee
1st Jul 2019
Joint RCoA & NIHR Research Awards 2019 Winners Revealed
The winners of this year's Royal College of Anaesthetists and NIHR Clinical Research Network joint research awards have been announced.
8th Jul 2019
BJA announces €100,000 International Research Grant
The British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA) has announced an international research grant of €100,000 to be equally funded with the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA)
13th May 2019
COMING SOON: BJA/CAI Collaborative Research Grant
A collaborative research grant will be offered jointly by the British Journal of Anaesthesia and the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland in NIAA 2019 Grants Round 2
29th Jan 2019
Vacancy: Clinical Assistant Professor (Clinical Lecturer) in Anaesthesia
Clinical Academic opportunity (fixed term) at University of Nottingham
The closing date for this vacancy has now passed
18th Oct 2018
Opportunity: The Francis Crick Institute PhD for Clinicians scheme
Applications being accepted for 2019 doctoral fellowships from clinicians passionate about research
10th Jan 2019
BMA Clinical Academic Trainees Conference
Learn how to make the most of your academic training and develop your career, at this one-day conference organised by and for clinical academic trainees

7th Aug 2018
2018 Round 2 NIAA Grants now open
The second round of 2018 NIAA research grants includes NEW joint BJA/RCoA/CAI International Collaborative grants category, and NEW call for History PhD Studentship project
25th Jul 2018
NIAA Grant: World-first study aims to improve survival rates after major surgery
AAGBI/Anaesthesia-funded CADET study in Plymouth investigating the effectiveness of pre-surgery tests on post-surgical recovery

8th May 2018
HQIP Recruitment: Senior Quality Improvement Fellow
HQIP are recruiting for a Senior Quality Improvement Fellow to work across the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme
19th Apr 2018
First ever analysis of NIAA research grant activity published
First analysis of UK anaesthetic research grant activity shows that whilst anaesthesia receives less research funding than other areas, it delivers value for money.
21st Mar 2018
NIAA Research Award NEW Deadline
The 2018 NIAA Research Award now has an extended deadline until Monday 2nd April
12th Feb 2018
Booking Now: NIAA Annual Scientific Meeting 21st May 2018
Registration open for the NIAA's 3rd ASM, at the RCoA London
26th Jan 2018
Apply Now: 2018 Round 1 NIAA Grants
Closing date for applications: noon, Friday 20th April 2018
19th Jan 2018
NIAA Research Award 2018
The 3rd annual NIAA Research Award is now open for applications
12th Jan 2018
NIAA Vacancy: Board Chair
The NIAA is recruiting for its Board Chair position, which will become vacant in July 2018
20th Nov 2017
POMCTN Vacancies: Deputy Director and Board Member
The UK POMCTN is recruiting for up to two positions on its Board.
8th Nov 2017
Opportunities for anaesthetists to attend 2018 SARS Annual Meeting
We are pleased to be able to offer 3 anaesthetists the chance to attend the Society of Academic & Research Surgery (SARS) 2018 Annual Meeting
3rd Aug 2017
Call for abstracts - SARS Annual Meeting 2018
The Society of Academic & Research Surgery is inviting abstracts for the Perioperative Section of its 2018 Annual Meeting
Closing date extended to: 5pm, 15th September 2017
27th Jul 2017
NIAA Grants: 2017 Round 2 Now Open
Closing date for applications: noon, Friday 22nd September 2017
12th May 2017
POMCTN Chief Investigator Scheme Now Open
The UK POMCTN is now accepting applications for its Chief Investigator Scheme.
Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 31 August 2017.
5th Jan 2017
NIAA Vacancy: Research Council Chair
Closing date: 5pm, Friday 24th March 2017
24th Oct 2016
NIAA Vacancy: Trainee Representative
Closing date: 5pm, Monday 20th March 2017
10th Mar 2016
British Oxygen Company (BOC) Research Grant
BOC Grants awarded to Dr Gareth Ackland and Dr Daqing Ma
19th May 2015
JLA & NIAA Priority Setting Partnership: Final Results
James Lind Alliance and National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia final results: ten most important priorities for research in anaesthesia and perioperative care
14th May 2014
Publication of NELA Organisational Report
The First Organisational Audit report of the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit outlining the results, conclusions and recommendations from the audit was published on the 14th May 2014.
14th May 2014
The Health Foundation: Scaling Up Improvement Programme
The Health Foundation announces over £3 million available for up to seven teams to take successful healthcare improvement interventions and deliver them at a larger scale.
31st Jan 2014
NIAA Academic Training Report 2013-14
The NIAA is delighted to bring you its first Annual Training Research Report.
29th Jan 2014
Intensive Care Foundation New Investigator Award
New Investigator Award 2014 - Submit Today
9th Dec 2013
Vacancy: Trainee Representative on NIAA Board
Applications are invited for the role of co-opted Trainee Representative on the Board of the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA).
4th Nov 2013
Results from FMRIB study on perceptual awareness during anaesthesia
Study partially funded by the NIAA, MRC, Wellcome Trust and the International Anesthesia Research Society.
4th Nov 2013
Health Research Board Grants and Fellowships
National SpR/SR Academic Fellowship Programme 2014
22nd Oct 2013
Daniel Turnberg UK/Middle East Travel Fellowship Scheme
Travel fellowships for early career biomedical and medical researchers keen to collaborate outside their home country.
18th Oct 2013
Academic Clinical Fellowship Opportunities 2014
Available through the North West (Mersey Deanery)
17th Oct 2013
Anaesthesia Specialty Group News: October 2013
The Specialty Group is among the top performers for October.
27th Aug 2013
Research priorities in hip and knee replacement for osteoarthritis
Your chance to participate in a Priority Setting Partnership consultation.
6th Aug 2013
Unseen Enemy Exhibition - 19 July 2013 to 31 March 2014
This free exhibition gives the context within which Defence Anaesthetists operate.
23rd Jul 2013
NIAA Research Grants
Results from Round 1 2013
21st Jun 2013
BJA / RCoA Basic Science Research Fellowship
A new grant to be awarded in autumn 2013 to support the development of sustained, high quality research within anaesthesia, critical care and pain.
20th Jun 2013
New Funding to Improve Patient Safety
The Health Foundation has £4 million on offer to support projects focused on improving patient safety.
14th Jun 2013
Forthcoming EQUATOR Events
Details of forthcoming EQUATOR events including a free webinar on reporting randomised trials.
26th Apr 2013
Clinician Scientist Fellowships
The Health Foundation, working with the Academy of Medical Sciences, is inviting applications for the Clinician Scientist Fellowships programme. The fellowships enable talented clinicians to pursue academic research alongside clinical practice.
18th Apr 2013
How the NIAA can help you
A webcast from Dr Ramani Moonesinghe, given at the AAGBI's GAT Annual Scientific Meeting in April 2013.
3rd Apr 2013
Health Foundation Fellowships - Now Open
The Clinician Scientist Fellowship programme enables talented clinicians to pursue academic research alongside their clinical practice in order to make long-term improvements in healthcare.
21st Feb 2013
Funding Opportunities with the HS and DR Programme
The HS&DR Programme will fund research to improve the quality, effectiveness and accessibility of the NHS.
16th Jan 2013
National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA)
The NELA project aims to look at structure, process and outcome measures for the quality of care received by patients undergoing emergency laparotomy. It is being carried out by the NIAA's Health Services Research Centre on behalf of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
7th Jan 2013
European Society of Anaesthesiology Research Activities
The European Society of Anaesthesiology has announced its research activities for 2013.
2nd Jan 2013
Professor Judith Hall OBE
Professor Judith Elizabeth Hall has been recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours List 2013.
29th Dec 2012
RCoA Awards and Prizes: December 2012
December saw a number of applications approved for prestigious awards and prizes designed by the Royal College of Anaesthetists to encourage research in anaesthesia, critical care and pain management.
23rd Oct 2012
4th World Anaesthesia Convention April 2013
Abstract submission is now open for NWAC 2013, which takes place in Bangkok, Thailand, from April 23-27 2013.

19th Oct 2012
Small Research, Education and Travel Grants 2012
The NIAA Research Council has awarded grants on behalf of the RCoA and the Society for Education in Anaesthesia UK.
8th Oct 2012
Essential Research Methodology Course, February 2013
This one day course is designed to provide you with the necessary skills required for undertaking clinical research.
4th Jul 2012
HQIP appoints RCoA for new National Emergency Laparotomy Audit
The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) is pleased to confirm that the contract to run the new National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA) has been awarded to the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
30th Sep 2011
NAP5 Lead
The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland announce Dr Jaideep Pandit (Oxford) as the Clinical Lead for the 5th National Audit Project on Awareness (NAP5)

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