DAS Project Grant & Small Grant


Project Grant: Up to £15,000

Small Grant: Up to £5,000

Closing date: Noon, Friday 23 September 2022

The Difficult Airway Society (DAS) is pleased to announce project grants up to a maximum sum of £15,000 and small grants up to a maximum sum of £5,000, to support research in the broad area of airway management.

DAS intends to interpret this aim widely as: any relevant research which aids in the understanding of airway management as it relates to anaesthetic practice. Therefore, the research may include collection or analysis of data; anatomical (including radiological, imaging or cadaveric/histological study); clinical study of patients using airway-related apparatus; volunteer studies; manikin or bench studies of apparatus; clinical, volunteer or animal laboratory studies of respiratory control; support for national investigations of airway-related problems. Research that examines offset or recovery of respiratory or upper airway characteristics from anaesthesia (e.g., tracheal extubation) as well as their response to induction of anaesthesia (e.g., tracheal intubation) are also welcome.

Applicants who have obtained part-funding for their project from another source may apply for this grant but must declare the details of the other source of funding. Similarly, applicants may apply who wish to use this grant to support an application to another source: however, award of this DAS-NIAA grant will be strictly conditional upon their subsequently obtaining the other grant support within one year of the DAS award being offered. If applicants are applying concurrently for part-support of their project from another source, then they must include a copy of that application.

Applicants should note that:

  • Applicants do not need to be members of the Difficult Airway Society

  • Institutional signatures are NOT needed at time of application. However, payment of grant is conditional upon there being institutional agreement. Monies will not be paid to individuals.

  • DAS will wish to share any intellectual property rights and income arising from this work with their host institution.

  • Any equipment purchased by an awarded grant should be considered to be the property of DAS and will revert to DAS after the end-date of the project

  • Successful applicants will be expected to present their work to the DAS Annual Meeting

Reviewers should note that DAS prefers all referees on its grants to sign their report, which will be disclosed in full to the applicant, both when the grant is awarded and when it is declined. DAS reserves the right to disregard any review which is unsigned, in making a grant decision.

It is also now a requirement to complete and submit the NIAA Grants EDI data capture form with your application. You can download this below.


The closing date for applications is noon, Friday 23 September 2022

To apply for either of the DAS Grants available, please download and complete the relevant application form and EDI data capture form below.

Project Grant application form
 DAS-Project Grant Application Form-2022 R2.doc (287 KB)

 NIAA Grants EDI Data Capture Form.docx (164 KB)

Small Grant application form
 DAS Small Grant Application Form and Details-2022 R2.docx (199 KB)

 NIAA Grants EDI Data Capture Form.docx (164 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.

The NIAA administers the grant awarding process on behalf of its partner organisations. Grant applications and the personal data of applicants will be shared with those organisations on the basis of legitimate interests for processing the funding linked to an award and fulfilling ongoing reporting requirements.

Guidance and FAQs are available here.

Contact us with any queries on applying for NIAA funding.

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.