SAFE project grant funding | Association of Anaesthetists

SAFE project grant funding

SAFE project grant funding 

The Association of Anaesthetists' (the Association) Safer Anaesthesia from Education (SAFE) course has been developed collaboratively by the Association and the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA). It has been extensively piloted by a team of trainers under the leadership of the SAFE Steering group. It is a modular training course in obstetric or paediatric anaesthesia for physician or non-physician anaesthesia providers in low-income countries. Other variants are under development.  

The steering group invites applications for funding to deliver the SAFE course from appropriately experienced Faculty Leaders.  A Faculty Leader should have completed a SAFE train the trainer course and taught or attended a SAFE course previously. The SAFE trainer's manual is available under a Creative Commons License. For quality control and to maintain standards the course should be delivered as set out in the manual with faculty of the recommended size and level of experience in relation to student numbers.  We ask users not to change the course materials. The Association and WFSA are keen to see the SAFE course being widely used around the world in lower resource settings. We welcome applications for grant funding to run SAFE in other lower resource countries according to the criteria set out below. 

Applications for funding to deliver the SAFE course
All SAFE course proposals require consideration by the SAFE Steering Group. Please note this requires SAFE course applications to be submitted to the Association prior to the grant application deadline stated below. Applications must be submitted in the name of the course/faculty leader, and include the names of all faculty members to be involved in the course who require funding. All individuals included in the application should be integral to the proposed course and their involvement must be described.

  • All applicants requesting funding must be anaesthetists based in the UK or Ireland
  • All projects must have a UK partner
  • CVs of all anaesthetists requesting funding must be included in the application
  • All applications must be fully submitted electronically prior to the deadline stated on the Association of Anaesthetists website.
  • Applications will not be considered retrospectively, please ensure you apply for funding before the start of your visit/project.
  • Those holding trainee appointments should have a consultant (or equivalent) as referee, and may require RCoA approval for out of programme experience. It is the responsibility of the applicant to organise this.
  • Applications from charitable organisations or NGOs must be submitted in the name of the organisation not the individual. Evidence is required of other funding applied for and to be raised
  • Applications for project funding should demonstrate sustainability and explain how the benefits of the project work will be maintained in the future
  • Group applications for individual travel grants will not be accepted, each individual seeking funding must submit a separate application. NB; Project Grants must be submitted in the name of the Project Leader or institution. Names and roles of all project members must be included in the application.
  • Applicants must ensure they have completed the form in full and attached all of the requested documentation
  • Charitable financial contributions to other charities or organisations are excluded from funding applications
  • Applicants may only apply for one grant per project.

Download the application questions to assist the completion of the online application form.

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Submission deadline is 23:59, Wednesday 12 June 2024

Amount per applicant - Up to a maximum of £20,000

Eligibility criteria - You must be a UK-based or Ireland-based, qualified anaesthetist 

Frequency - x2 a year

Funding partners - Association of Anaesthetists

Current submission period
For travel commencing between  Applications close Committee meeting
13 August 2024 - 12 August 2025
23:59 Wednesday 12 June 2024 July 2024

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