The APSF grant programs and the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) received 35 Letters of Intent from 25 institutions across the United States and Canada during the 2023–2024 funding cycle (Table 1 and Figure 1). The Investigator Initiated Research (IIR) Grant program is designed to stimulate and fund studies that will improve patient safety and lead to prevention of morbidity and mortality resulting from perioperative care. The IIR program funds up to $150,000 for each project. The Joint APSF-FAER Mentored Research Training Grant (MRTG) program is to develop the next generation of perioperative patient safety scientists. The APSF-FAER MRTG program funds up to $300,000 for each project. In the 2022–2023 funding cycle, APSF awarded two projects in the IIR Grant program “Nasotracheal Intubation with Videolaryngoscopy versus Direct Laryngoscopy in Infants (NasoVISI) Trial,” led by Annery Garcia-Marcinkiewicz, MD, MSCE at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and “Electromagnetic Interference with an Underbody Dispersive Electrode in Patients with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Undergoing Surgery,” led by Peter Schulman, MD, at Oregon Health & Science University). The deadlines for the 2024–2025 funding cycles may be found on the APSF website under “Grants & Awards” (Grants & Awards—Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation), along with projects funded.
Table 1: Institutions that submitted letters of intent (LOIs) during 2023–2024 funding cycle.
Yan Xiao, PhD, is professor of nursing and engineering at University of Texas at Arlington.
Dru Riddle, PhD, DNP, CRNA, is associate professor of nursing at Texas Christian University.
Rebecca L. Johnson, MD, is associate professor of anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.
Stacey Maxwell is administrator of Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation.
The authors have no conflicts of interest.