The Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for a SAMBA Research Grant, supported by an educational grant from Merck. The application deadline will be March 16, 2018.
The research grant will provide up to $50,000 over one year (May 2018- May 2019) to support research in ambulatory anesthesia with a focus on the use of sugammadex for reversal of neuromuscular blockade and its impact on patient outcomes after ambulatory surgery. Funding requests will be considered for any amount up to $50,000 and given at the completion of the project at the 34th Annual Meeting in May 2019.
Applicants at the Fellow, Instructor, or Assistant Professor level must have a letter from a research mentor or supervisor, indicating the specific role the applicant and mentor will play in the conduct of the project. Applicants with higher academic ranks may include such letters of support and collaboration.
Click here to download the grant guidelines and submission requirements.
All text portions of the application (excluding attachments and references) should not exceed 15 pages. All documents should be in a 12 point font (Arial or Times Roman) with at least 0.75-inch margins (tables or figures may be in any appropriate font and size).
The application consists of the following parts:
Contact Information for the Principal Investigator
Research Team Information:
Project Summary (Not to exceed 300 words)
Please provide a brief overview, not to exceed 300 words, of the proposed project.
Introduction/Specific Aims (Not to exceed one page)
Please describe the hypotheses to be tested and specific aims of the project.
This description should be no longer than one page long.
Background/Significance (Not to exceed three double-spaced pages)
Each proposal must include a detailed project plan; the project plan should be no more than three double-spaced pages. The proposed project plan must include the research methodology including statistical analysis plan. Please note that the project timeline and project budget will be added as separate attachments in the following sections.
The status of IRB approval must be stated. The investigator is strongly urged to make IRB or other ethics committee application at or before the time of grant submission. When approval is obtained, documentation of the approval should be forwarded to SAMBA.
All applicants must turn in a project timeline highlighting milestones they plan to achieve. Please note that the following dates are required as a part of the timeline:
The timeline should also identify any dissemination of funds, additional progress reports with SAMBA aside from the required one in October, and any ongoing activities or milestones after the SAMBA 34th Annual Meeting in May 2019.
Applicants are required to include a detailed budget in USD. Please format the budget as an excel document. The budget must detail any line items that will require expenses and highlight which areas of the budget that the research grant will be covering. Applicants must also include a budget narrative (not to exceed one page) that explains the amount that you are requesting. Funding Restrictions: grant funds cannot be used to cover salary support for the investigator or equipment. Please identify any additional sources of financial and in-kind support in your budget justification. This should include a description of current and pending funding from other sources for the proposed project. The budget explanation should also include a full explanation of whether a member of the proposed research team or any subcontractor is, can be considered as, or is associated with a foreign official or government official.
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Plan for Dissemination of Results (not to exceed one page)
Please highlight presentation and publication plans for the proposed project.
Letters of Recommendation
Please provide at the minimum one (1), but no more than three (3) letters of support. At least one letter must be from the Department Chairman or Chairman designee certifying departmental support for the proposed project.
Click here to download the full list of proposal requirements.