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Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) Research, Education and Travel Grants

The National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia has several small grants funded by the Royal College of Anaesthetists for the purpose of supporting research, education or travel connected with the study of anaesthesia. Priority will be given to educational projects, the presentation of original work or the provision of education to developing countries.

Please note that the assessment process can take up to three months from the deadline. Applications should be submitted for travel or projects that will be taking place from December 2017 onwards, and unfortunately retrospective applications cannot be considered.

Details of the awards available in 2017 can be found below.

Ernest Leach Research Fund

This fund was established in June 2011 to be utilised for the purposes of research.
Value: up to £2,500

Sargant Fund

For education and research purposes.
Value: up to £2,500

Belfast Fund

To fund grants for educational purposes.
Value: up to £600


  • All Fellows in good standing, and registered trainees, are eligible to apply for the above grants.
  • The NIAA regrets that applications for funding towards registration for higher degrees or college course fees will not be considered.
  • The project description (or an extract) from successful applications will be uploaded to the NIAA website.

Assessment Criteria

  • Click here to view the assessment criteria for these grants.

To Apply

Please submit your completed application form along with a copy of your CV by email, using the upload box below, and post to the NIAA Coordinator at the following address by 5pm on Friday 1 September 2017:

Ms Pamela Hines
NIAA Coordinator
The Royal College of Anaesthetists
35 Red Lion Square

Application Form

 RCoA Small Grants Application Form 2017.docx (25 KB)

Submit your application here

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