International Anesthesia Research Society Awards and Grants Program

The International Anesthesia Research Society is a nonpolitical, not-for-profit medical society founded in 1922 to advance and support scientific research and education related to anesthesia, and to improve patient care through basic research. The IARS contributes nearly $1 million annually to fund anesthesia research; provides a forum for anesthesiology leaders to share information and ideas; maintains a worldwide membership of more than 15,000 physicians, physician residents, and others with doctoral degrees, as well as health professionals in anesthesia-related practice; sponsors the SmartTots initiative in partnership with the FDA; and publishes the monthly Anesthesia & Analgesia journal in print and online as well as the clinical companion journal A&A Case Reports, published semi-monthly.

The IARS offers ten research awards every year!  Applications are all due in January.

The Frontiers in Anesthesia Research Award ($750,000) is awarded triennially and is the largest IARS research grant. The award is intended to foster innovation and creativity by an individual researcher in the anesthesiology field, funding projects with significant originality and scientific excellence. Proposed projects must have direct relevance to the future development of anesthesiology, and play a critical role in the scientific evolution of a novel concept. FARA applicants must demonstrate commitment to anesthesia research and the potential for leadership in the anesthesiology field.

The IARS Mentored Research Awards ($150,000) up to four grants annually and are intended to support investigations that will further the understanding of clinical practice in anesthesiology and related sciences. Up to four research projects will be selected annually, with each award to receive a maximum of $150,000, payable over two years. The grants are intended to help create future leaders and prepare applicants to apply for independent research funding.

The SCA-IARS Starter and Mid-Career Grants award a single $100,000 Mid-Career Grant and two $50,000 Starter Grants each year to investigators with ranks of Associate Professor, or less.

The Teaching Recognition Awards (TRA) are designed to recognize anesthesiology faculty who have demonstrated outstanding teaching skills and significant contributions to the academic community. Two separate awards, Innovation in Education ($16,000) and Achievement in Education ($1,000), are granted annually.