IARS Awards and Grants Program
IARS established its Awards and Grants Program in 1983 to further the scientific advancement of the anesthesiology specialty. To date, the IARS has funded 130 projects, contributing over $12,000,000 to the anesthesia community.
The IARS Awards Program includes two categories of research awards and two categories of education awards. In addition, the IARS contributes $200,000 annually to the Foundation of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) to support cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia research projects.
As a community committed to stimulating and funding anesthesia-related projects that will advance patient-care worldwide, the IARS is pleased to provide our talented and diverse member base with an exclusive multi-million dollar awards program.
Established in 1995 to foster innovation and creativity by an individual researcher in the anesthesiology field. Applicants must demonstrate originality, scientific excellence, and the potential for leadership in the field. 2012 application cycle now closed.
IARS Mentored Research Awards (IMRA)- $600,000
Intended to support investigations that will further the understanding of clinical practice in anesthesiology and related sciences. Up to four investigators will be selected to receive a maximum of $150,000 each for their research in 2014. Applications are now being accepted. Application deadline is February 8, 2014.
SCA-IARS Research Grants - $200,000
In 2009 the IARS pledged a gift of $1 million dollars to the SCA Foundation to support the SCA-IARS Starter and Mid-Career Grants. The SCA-IARS Starter Grants total $50,000 per award, and the SCA-IARS Mid-Career Grants total $100,000 per award. Both grants are designed to fund cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia research projects by investigators with ranks of Associate Professor, or less. 2013 application cycle now closed.
For more information regarding an SCA-IARS Research Grant, visit the SCA Foundation website.
Teaching Recognition Awards (TRA) - $17,000
Designed to recognize individuals with outstanding teaching skills and career contributions to the academic community. The award is comprised of two separate parts, Innovation in Education and Achievement in Education. Applications and nominations for the 2014 IARS Teaching Recognition Awards are now being accepted.