Research Grants Programme 2015 results

  • Issue 60

On 20 November 2014, the Research Committee met in Brussels to discuss the 79 Research Grant applications received: 35 in the Projects Grants (60€k) category, 15 applications in the Research Support Grants (15€k) category, 21 in the Young Investigator Start-Up Grant (30€k) category and 8 in the Meta-Analysis Grant (20€k) category.

The following applications were successful:

Research Project Grants 2015 (60,000€)

  1. Michael O’Dwyer (UK), Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry with “A biomarker-guided approach to identify and treat post-operative immunosuppression to prevent infectious complications following major gastrointestinal surgery”
  2. Pascal Vuilleumier (CH), Bern University Hospital with “Effects of Amitriptyline on Central Pain Processing in Healthy Volunteers Depending on CYP Pharmacogenetics”
  3. Susan Greenfield (UK), Oxford University with “Characterisation of spatio-temporal heterogeneity of anaesthetic action using voltage sensitive dye imaging and electrophysiology”


Young Investigator Start-Up Grant 2015 (30,000€)

Carlos Ferrando (ES), Hospital Clínico Universitario of Valencia with “Postoperative complication and hospital stay reduction with a individualized perioperative lung protective ventilation. A comparative, prospective, multicenter, randomized controlled trial.”


Research Support Grants 2015 (15,000€)

This year the Research Committee decided not to allocate a Research Support Grant as applications did not fulfill the criteria.

Meta-Analysis Grant 2015 (20,000€)

This year the Research Committee decided not to allocate a Meta-Analysis Grant as the applications did not fulfill the criteria.

The ESA Research Committee would like to thank all applicants for their interest and the work they have invested into this scientific competition. We also hope that those who were not fortunate this time will be motivated to contribute in the future.

It became also obvious from the revision process that many of the applications will also have great chances, to be funded from alternative funding entities. In this regard we wish all applicants great success and ongoing enthusiasm for research.

The ESA Research Grants will be awarded to winners on Saturday, 30 May 2015 during the Awards Ceremony at Euroanaesthesia in Berlin, Germany.

Next submission deadline: 4-Sep-2015, by 23:59 CET