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APAGBI Research Grant

APAGBI / NIAA Small Research Grant Application up to £40,000 open now
Funded by the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland applications close 26 April 2024
APAGBI Grant Application Form

Funded by the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
Maximum of £40,000 (smaller amounts may be requested, with potential allocation to one or more projects)

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The closing date for applications is noon, Friday 26 April 2024

To apply, please download and complete the above application form and follow the instructions in this document

APAGBI Small Research Grants Information

Please also complete the EDI data capture form here and submit by email to info@niaa.org.uk once you have submitted your application.
ll applications and requested supporting paperwork must be submitted using ScholarOne. Please click the link below for instructions on how to do this.


The NIAA administers the grant awarding process on behalf of its partner organisations. Grant applications and the personal data of applicants will be shared with those organisations on the basis of legitimate interests for processing the funding linked to an award and fulfilling ongoing reporting requirements.

Guidance and FAQs are available here.
Contact us with any queries on applying for NIAA funding. 

Please be advised that incomplete, unsigned or late applications will not be considered. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the full application is successfully uploaded before the closing date. You will receive an automated acknowledgement email once your application has been received by us. Note that there is no longer any requirement to submit a hard copy of your application.

Conditions and Information ▼

•    The grant is intended to support specific research projects that serve scientific development in basic or clinical research in the field of Paediatric Anaesthesia, Critical Care or Pain Management and may be for salaries or for the purchase of items of equipment (as described below) and consumable items.

•    The work may be done within the NHS, in an academic clinical department or a related university science department, but must be conducted in the UK or Ireland. If you are unsure about eligibility please enquire. 

•    Applicants should indicate whether they have sought support for their project from locally available research funds, or from other bodies, prior to or at the same time as this application.

•    Salaries may be payable in the form of part-time Fellowships for doctors and salaries for technicians or other assistants.  Superannuation and National Insurance contributions should be included.

•    Applicants cannot expect the funding partners to purchase basic equipment e.g. word processors except under very exceptional circumstances. Request for specialised equipment may be supported, but evidence must be given that the expertise to use the equipment is available.  Running costs and maintenance of equipment must be considered and the funding partner must be reassured that they are reasonable and sufficient to allow the equipment to be used for the duration of the grant. A competitive quotation and reasons for choice should be provided. VAT should be included where appropriate.

•    All equipment remains the property of the funding partner and must be labelled as such. At the end of the project the equipment will be donated to the Department but should continue to be labelled with the source of provision. It is the express wish of the funding partners that any equipment will continue to be used for research purposes.

•    Funding partners decline to contribute to any other indirect costs

•    Funding partners decline to consider requests for conference travel

•    Funding partners also ask applicants to note that they will wish to share any intellectual property rights and income arising from this work with the host institution. 

•    Applicants should indicate their qualifications and experience to carry out the project, and the amount of time devoted to work on the project (at least 10% of job plan expected). Those holding trainee appointments should have a consultant as a co-applicant or supervisor. Clinical and research experience relevant to the field of paediatric anaesthesia should be highlighted in the curriculum vitae.  

•    Applicants should demonstrate the feasibility of the study by showing that any necessary resources and/or subjects are available and outline previous relevant scientific work performed at the Host Institution. 

•    Applicants must submit a clear and detailed justification of costs, and details of individual items within the Financial Summary. Where relevant, costs must be related to proposed sample sizes.

•    Results must be submitted for presentation at the APAGBI Annual Meeting within 12 months of completion of the project. 

•    Presentations and publications resulting from the project must acknowledge the APAGBI as a funding source. 

•    The research must adhere to current guidelines for human and/or laboratory research and relevant details should be included in the application. 

•    Successful applicants will be asked to submit an annual report through the Researchfish Impact Assessment platform, which will also be made available to RA-UK. Please note that applicants who do not submit their annual reports on time may not be permitted to apply for further funding until the outstanding report is provided.