IARS Mentored Research Awards - $600,000
The IARS Mentored Research Awards (IMRA) 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.
Applying for the IMRA
Applications for the 2014 IMRA may be in any area of investigation (clinical, translational, basic science), but must have ultimate relevance to the broad practice of anesthesiology and its subspecialties. Principal applicants for the IMRA must be members of the International Anesthesia Research Society who have yet to establish substantial independent research funding or who are initiating a new area of research. Candidates should present a clear research plan, propose work that is pertinent to anesthesiology, and have both a senior mentor and an appointment in a successful Principal Investigator’s group. All IMRA applications will be reviewed by an External Advisory Board, appointed by the IARS Board of Trustees and Research Committee. Applications will be reviewed on the basis of scientific merit, adequate preliminary data, career potential of the investigator, and importance of the investigation to the specialty of anesthesiology. Awards are granted at the sole discretion of the IARS.
The deadline to submit an online application is
February 8, 2014.
2013 IMRA Recipients
Sinziana Avramescu, PhD
University of Toronto
“Do anesthetics exacerbate memory deficits following traumatic brain injury?”
Gerard Curley, PhD, MB, BCh, BAO
St Michael's Hospital, Toronto
“Targeting the MSC-macrophage interaction; optimizing cell therapy for ARDS.”
Aeyal Raz, MD, PhD
University of Wisconsin – Madison
“Pathway specific mechanisms of anesthesia in the cortex.”
Lin Zou, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
“Impact of TLR3-cfB signaling on septic cardiomyopathy.”