National Institute for Health Research: Portfolio Status

The National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) was awarded partnership status with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in 2009. This means that many studies funded via the NIAA are adopted on to the NIHR portfolio and are eligible for support from the NIHR Comprehensive Local Research Networks (CLRNs).

The CLRNs are supported by national specialty groups and further information about the Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine & Pain Management specialty group can be found below.

In order to be eligible, awards should meet the following criteria:

  • Award research funds as a result of open competition across England with high quality peer review
  • Fund research that is of clear value to the NHS
  • Takes appropriate account of priorities, needs and realities of the NHS in deciding what research they fund.

Applicants are reminded that it is very difficult for a study to be placed on the portfolio if NIAA funding is awarded after the study has gone through the approval process, via Trust R&D rather than via the CLRN. You are strongly advised not to get approval before you apply for funding.

Successful applicants should contact their CLRN as soon as the award is made and work with them to obtain approval and support.

If you require any further information please contact the NIAA.


Funding streams which meet the partner criteria

  • Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) Research Fellowships
  • Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) Departmental Project Grants
  • Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) Small Project Grants
  • Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) Research Grant
  • Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists (ACTA) Project Grant
  • Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (APAGBI) Small Research Grant
  • British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA) / Royal College of Anaesthesia (RCoA) Project Grants
  • British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA) / Royal College of Anaesthesia (RCoA) Career Development Grant
  • British Society of Orthopaedic Anaesthetists (BSoA) Project Grant (BSOA)
  • Difficult Airway Society (DAS) Project Grant
  • Obstetric Anaesthetists' Association (OAA) Project Grant
  • Neuroanaesthesia Society of Great Britain & Ireland (NASGBI) Project Grant
  • Regional Anaesthesia-UK (RA-UK) Project Grant
  • Vascular Anaesthesia Society of Great Britain & Ireland (VASGBI) Project Grant


Further information

An introduction to the NIHR Clinical Research Networks.

Information on the Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine & Pain Management Local Clinical Research Network.