FARA Application Guidelines
Applicants are encouraged to download the full FARA application guidelines and format requirements prior to applying.
- Funds may not be used to support indirect costs or institutional overhead.
- Selection criteria include originality, scientific excellence and the candidate’s potential for leadership in the field.
- Proposed areas of study must have direct relevance to new and future directions of the anesthesiology specialty.
- Nominating letter from Department Chair must document that the candidate will have 65% research time (does not have to be exclusively for proposed project). An accompanying letter from the appropriate individual of the institution responsible for grant-in-aids (i.e. Vice President of Research, Director of Research Administration or Assistant Dean of Research) is also required.
- Applicant must be a member of the International Anesthesia Research Society.
- Proposed research involving human or animal subjects must adhere to appropriate state and federal guidelines. Nominees must document compliance with institutional requirements.
- Candidates must be pursuing independent research careers in anesthesiology.
- Appropriate collaboration is encouraged. Collaboration with (an)other department(s) requires a letter of intent from the co-investigator.
Applicable Areas of Research
Proposed studies must address one of the following areas of research:
- Fundamental Neuroscience Unknowns (including anesthesia safety in children)
- Immune and Metabolic Consequences of Trauma, Surgery and Critical Care
- Best Use of Systems-Based Practice to Enhance Patient Safety & Quality
Application Review and Selection
- All applications will be reviewed by an External Advisory Board of experts, appointed by the IARS Board of Trustees. The External Advisory Board will report to the IARS Board of Trustees and make a recommendation for the recipient.
- Any change in the status of the applicant subsequent to submission of the application must be conveyed in writing to the IARS and will automatically require review and reconsideration by the IARS or an IARS-designated reviewer.
- Amount requested must not exceed $750,000 over three years and $250,000 annually
The following text must be included in any and all publications resulting from research that used funds from the IARS Frontiers in Anesthesia Research Award: "Supported (or ‘Supported in part’) by the IARS Frontiers in Anesthesia Research Award."
The International Anesthesia Research Society provides grant opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability.
Scientific misconduct is defined by public health service (PHS) as fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, or other practices that seriously deviate from those that are commonly accepted within the scientific community for proposing, conducting, or reporting research. Each institution that nominates a FARA candidate must confirm that administrative policies are established and followed for dealing with and reporting possible scientific misconduct.