Grants and Awards
The IARS established its Grants and Awards Program in 1983 to further the scientific advancement of the anesthesiology specialty. To date, the IARS has funded more than 200 projects, contributing more than $14 million to the anesthesia community.

Research Awards

Frontiers in Anesthesia Research Award (FARA) – $750,000

This award was established in 1995 to foster innovation and creativity by an individual researcher in the anesthesiology field. The 2018 IARS FARA Application period is now closed. The next FARA grant cycle will begin in late 2020 with a due date in early 2021. Keep an eye on our website for more details.

IARS Mentored Research Award (IMRA) – $175,000

This award is intended to support investigations that will further the understanding of clinical practice in anesthesiology and related sciences. Up to four research projects are selected annually, with a maximum award of $175,000 each, payable over two years. The grants are intended to help create future leaders and prepare applicants to apply for independent research funding. The 2018 IMRA application cycle is now closed. Check back for updates on our 2019 cycle.

B.B. Sankey Anesthesia Advancement Award

The B.B. Sankey Anesthesia Advancement Awards distributed more than $1 million from 1983 to 1993. There were 45 awardees for projects in clinical care, education, and administration, as well as laboratory and clinical research.

Ben Covino Memorial Award

Funded by a grant from AstraZeneca, the Ben Covino Memorial Awards were given to seven awardees, sponsoring almost $150,000 in regional anesthesia research from 1993 until 2004.

Chinese Research Prize

At the Chinese Society of Anesthesia (CSA) meeting, the Chinese Research Prize of $1,000 was awarded to promote and to share the IARS/CSA mission of best research advancement in the field of anesthesiology. This prize was awarded to ten Chinese scholars each year from 2008 until 2010.

Clinical Scholar Research Award

The Clinical Scholar Research Award was created to further the understanding of anesthesiology and related sciences in clinical practice through clinical investigations. After awarding almost $5 million to 62 recipients from 1994 until 2011, this award became the IARS Mentored Research Award.

SCA-IARS Research Grants

In 2009 the IARS pledged a gift of $1 million to the SCA Foundation to support the SCA-IARS Starter and Mid-Career Grants, and renewed that commitment for 2014 through 2017.

Teaching Recognition Awards

These awards were designed to recognize individuals with outstanding teaching skills and career contributions to the academic community. These awards were comprised of two separate parts, Innovation in Education and Achievement in Education.

Encourage, stimulate, and fund ongoing anesthesia-related research projects that will enhance and advance the specialty, and to disseminate current, state-of-the-art, basic and clinical research data in all areas of clinical anesthesia, including perioperative medicine, critical care, and pain management. The IARS is focused solely on the advancement and support of education and scientific research related to anesthesiology.
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2019 Annual Meeting

The 2019 IARS Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium will be aligned with the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA) and Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA) Annual Meetings, May 16 – May 24, 2019 at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Support IARS

The IARS contributes more than $1 million each year to fund important anesthesia research. Your donation will help support innovative and forward-thinking anesthesia research and education initiatives, all of which are designed to benefit patient care. You can feel good knowing that 100% of your donation is directly allocated to research.