Educational/Travel/Small Project Grants

At the 2018 Swansea ASM, the board decided to make a regular award to RA-UK members to attend the following courses:


1) One full RA-UK member to attend the ESRA Instructors Course which usually runs in June each year (£500 to support costs/travel).

2) One trainee RA-UK member to attend the ESRA Trainee and Resident Workshop each year (£500 to support costs/travel).

Please make submissions for the 2023 courses to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include a paragraph in your email stating why you would like to attend the course, and what your expected learning outcomes would be. Deadline for these applications is 8 weeks prior to the course start date, the recipients of the award will be advised by email then to allow time for study leave/travel arrangements to be made.


Details of the courses can be found here,


Reports from previous trainee attendees can be found here


We are also providing an annual travel grant for any RA-UK member attending either ESRA or ASRA to present scientific work.

The award is discretionary based on merit. Application to be made by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., submitted abstract and proof of meeting acceptance to be sent with application, higher priority will be given to those making an oral presentation.

In the event that the RA-UK award winner wins further a meeting travel award, the RA-UK grant will be awarded to the second choice applicant (or will defer to the next meeting). The £500 award will be paid to the successful applicant after the meeting.


RA-UK will support small project applications up to a maximum of £5000 per year.

Applications will be considered for support by the RA-UK board twice yearly.

These grants should not be applied for to fund reseacrh projects, which should be applied for via the NIAA grants scheme below, which provides peer review and an appropriate level of input to these grants. RA-UK is a funding body for the NIAA.

We will not provide funding for equipment purchases for hospitals, or travel expenses. Projects must be based in the UK and have a primarily regional anaesthesia based content. Applicants must be RA-UK members in good standing.

Applications may be submitted throughout the year, but closing date for consideration of applications will be the end of the month prior to the biannual board meetings (usually end of April, then end of Septmeber).

Please send completed applications to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Download an application form:

Small Grant Application Form


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