Anesthesiology Foundations Announce $300,000 Patient Safety Grant for Young Investigators

June 7, 2018

Applications Open June 7

CHICAGO – The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) and Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER), charitable arms of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), today announced a call for applications for their new perioperative patient safety Mentored Research Training Grant. The grant has been founded jointly by the foundations, recognizing the overlap in their missions regarding developing physician investigators, and advancing patient safety. Applications will be accepted between June 7, 2018 and Dec. 14, 2018.

“The APSF’s mission is to improve the quality of care for patients during anesthesia and surgery by encouraging and conducting patient safety research and education as well as related programs and campaigns,” said Mark A. Warner, M.D., APSF president. “With this new grant in collaboration with FAER, we plan to honor that mission by helping to create scientists focused on patient safety.”

The grant will provide up to $300,000 in funding over a two-year period.  The grant will fund patient safety research directly relevant to the perioperative care of patients, as well as chronic pain and critical care medicine. For this grant, patient safety is defined as the avoidance, prevention and improvement of adverse outcomes or injuries stemming from health care processes. The ultimate goal is that no patient is harmed in a preventable fashion by the medical care they receive.

“FAER is dedicated to developing the next generation of physician scientists in anesthesiology,” said Paloma Toledo, M.D., M.P.H., chair, FAER Board of Directors. “The primary purpose of this grant is to train rigorous patient safety researchers who can then compete successfully for federal grants as a principal investigator.”

More information about the application process can be found at www.apsf.org and www.faer.org. The APSF/FAER Safety Grant Review Committee will evaluate grant applications for scientific merit using National Institutes of Health criteria and methods.

Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) is a related organization of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. APSF provides support for research and education in perioperative patient safety.  Its past initiatives have resulted in significant contributions to the field of anesthesia patient safety. APSF has distributed over $12 million in funding for anesthesia patient safety research projects over its 30+ year history. For more information on APSF or to donate, please visit www.apsf.org.

The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research
The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) is a related organization of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. For over 30 years, FAER has been dedicated to developing the next generation of physician-scientists in anesthesiology. Charitable contributions and support to FAER help fuel the future of anesthesiology through scientific discovery. Funding priorities include: Research, Education, and Training. FAER has awarded $38.125 million in research grants since 1986.  For more information on FAER or to donate, visit FAER.org.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists
Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 52,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care every patient deserves.

For more information on the field of anesthesiology, visit the American Society of Anesthesiologists online at asahq.org. To learn more about the role physician anesthesiologists play in ensuring patient safety, visit asahq.org/WhenSecondsCount. Like ASA on Facebook; follow ASALifeline on Twitter.