BJA ESA Grants

ESA Research Committee is delighted to announce the creation of the BJA – ESA Grants. Born from the collaboration between ESA and the British Journal of Anaesthesia willing to enhance clinical practice in the field of Anaesthesia, this Grant will offer the unique possibility to provide its winner with a 100 000 euros budget. All projects, within the framework of Anaesthesia, will be taken into consideration.

Timeline :

The applications are now open via the online form available on this page.

Deadline for Short Abstract submissions – 31 October

Notification of results of Short Abstract Round – Mid-December 2019

Selected applicants will be requested to submit a full proposal

Deadline for Full Proposal – 31 January 2020

Notification of results of Full Proposal Round – 30 April 2020

Winner will be awarded the BJA-ESA Grants at the ESA Award Ceremony taking place in Euroanaesthesia 2020 – Barcelona on 30 May 2020

Submission process for short-abstract Grant application and schedule:

Grant application can only be submitted online via the ESA submission website up to 31 October 2019. The abstract text should not exceed 2500 characters (including spaces).Abstracts submitted by mail, or e-mail will not be accepted. All submitted grant application will go through a peer-review process carried out by international reviewers from the ESA Research Committee. Out of all applications, maximum 40 applications will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Please note that all application 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.

Notification of results:

Notification of results will be sent to the submitting (corresponding) applicant by mid-December 2019. Please note that the applicant will be receiving the notification by email and is responsible for informing all co-authors of the status of the grant.

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 is represented in the ESA Council as defined in the By-laws of ESA
  • Exclusion criteria: existing projects or studies that have already received a grant either from a private, non-for profit, industry or institutional source
  • The work must be performed in one of the European countries that is represented in the ESA Council or from which the National Society is a Society Member of the ESA 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.

Download the “Eligibility criteria” here


Please do not hesitate to contact the ESA Research team at for any question.