WAS liaises closely with the International Relations Committee (IRC) of the AAGBI. We review travel grant proposals submitted to the IRC and contribute funds to support anaesthetists who train, work or undertake research in low- and middle-income countries. We have recently granted awards to the following:

Dafydd Lloyd Network for Improving Critical Care Systems and Training Sri Lanka: Good Intern Programme Train the Trainer Sri Lanka
Richard Lin Nurse led, ward based oral paediatric sedation. An observational study. CoRSU Hospital Uganda
Tim Baker Malawi Critical Illness Prevalence and Outcomes Study: Malawi-CRISPOS Malawi
Caroline Price Introducing Primary Trauma Care Madagascar
Adam Hewitt-Smith Uganda Evaluation International Research Fellow Uganda
Rebecca Parker Recognition and Management of the deteriorating patient. UPSTART and UPSTART plus. Cambodia

Application  Deadlines

The next deadline for grant applications is 17 December 2018. Please click here for further information.

Other Grants

The Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association (OAA) offer Travel & Education grants of £750 allocated 3 x per year. See here.

The Intensive Care Society ‘Travel Fellowship Award’ supports ICU-related projects within the UK and overseas that broaden medical education, help attain new clinical skills and research techniques whilst allowing comparison of different health care systems. See here.

The National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) has several small grants funded by the Royal College of Anaesthetists for the purpose of supporting research, education or travel connected with the study of anaesthesia. Priority will be given to educational projects, the presentation of original work or the provision of education to developing countries. See here.

The BMA Humanitarian Fund provides grants to cover travel and accommodation for individuals and multidisciplinary teams undertaking projects with a sustainable impact on local health. See here.

The BMA Information Fund, run in association with the charity Health Books International, provides health information and educational materials to health-focused organisations in developing countries. Materials available include books, practical guides and tools, DVDs, and CDs. See here.


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