2023 BJA-ESAIC Grant ‘Early Career’

Applications for the BJA-ESAIC grant are now closed.

The result for both grants will be announced in March 2023.


Important Dates

  • Call for SHORT Abstract applications open: 15 September 2022
  • Deadline for SHORT Abstract applications: 28 October 2022
  • Results sent to applicants (with a request for the full application if applicable): 12 December 2022
  • Deadline for FULL applications: 23 January 2023
  • Final Results to applicants: End of March 2023

The ESAIC Research Committee is delighted to announce the fourth year of the BJA – ESAIC Grant. It is developed from the collaboration between ESAIC and the British Journal of Anaesthesia Charity to enhance clinical practice in the field of Anaesthesia. This year (2023), there will be two grants allocated. Each one will be for 60.000 EUR.

All projects within the framework of Anaesthesia will be taken into consideration. The BJA-ESAIC Steering Committee members include Prof. Alexander Zarbock, Prof. Edoardo de Robertis, Prof. Wolfgang Buhre, Prof. Dr David Lambert and Prof. Dr Michel MRF Struys.

The submission process for short-abstract Grant applications and schedule

Grant applications can only be submitted online via the ESAIC submission form. The abstract text should not exceed 2500 characters (including spaces). Abstracts submitted in hard copy or e-mail will not be accepted. All submitted grant applications will go through a peer-review process carried out by international reviewers from the BJA-ESAIC Steering Committee. A maximum of 40 applications will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Please note that all applications must be written in English. Please write as simply as possible and avoid language mistakes. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you have your application reviewed by a native speaker before submission.

Please note that due to the high number of applications that are received, it is unfortunately not possible to provide individual feedback to applicants.

How to fill in BJA-ESAIC Grants Full Application Final

Eligibility criteria & conditions

  • All applicants for a grant in the framework of the Grant Programme must be a qualified member of an institution in one of the countries that are represented in the ESAIC Council as defined in the By-laws of ESAIC.
  • All applicants should have received their highest degree (PhD, MD, DMD, DVM, or equivalent) no more than five years (basic scientist- clinician) before 1 January in the year the Grant is awarded (2023). For clinicians holding more than one qualifying degree (e.g. MD PhD) or with a clinical specialist degree/board certification, the time since the first degree may not exceed ten years before 1 January in the year the Grant is awarded (2023). Please see the ‘BJA-ESAIC Grant Annex 5 – Eligibility Criteria 2023 Final’ for more information.
  • Exclusion criteria: existing projects or studies that have already received a grant either from a private, not-for-profit, industry or institutional source
  • The work must be performed in one of the European countries that are represented in the ESAIC Council or from which the National Society is a Society Member of the ESAIC may apply. Collaborative studies among different European countries may be supported. In this case, it is necessary to receive recommendation letters from all the institutions participating in the study.
Eligibility Criteria 2023


Please do not hesitate to contact the ESAIC Research team at research@esaic.org for any question.