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.
Funded with 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.
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.
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.
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 2018.
Over the course of the IARS Public Private Partnership with the FDA, SmartTots has funded grants that sought to advance the knowledge and understanding of the effects of anesthetics on the developing brain. SmartTots has facilitated and supported studies of existing anesthetic drugs and their effects on childhood development, the impact of drug type, dosage amounts and number of exposures. Both clinical and preclinical projects were funded. To date, the research is ongoing and the results are not yet conclusive. More research, that can ultimately yield definitive answers, is needed.
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.
Grants like the IARS Mentored Research Award give early-career anesthesiologists the support they need to take the next step in their careers. Watch this video to find out how IMRA benefited past recipients.
Early-Career and Trainee Resources
The IARS is committed to providing its early-career, fellow and trainee members with resources to succeed in their career in anesthesiology.
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.
IARS abstract submitters to the Annual Meeting are eligible for multiple awards.
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.