Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology Announces SOAP-FAER Mentored Research Training Grant

July 15, 2022

The Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP), a global professional society dedicated to advancing and advocating for the health of pregnant women and their babies, announced it has teamed with the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) to offer a co-sponsored SOAP-FAER Mentored Research Training Grant. The grant will launch during FAER’s Spring 2023 Grant Cycle.

The SOAP-FAER Mentored Research Training Grant will provide $250,000 in funding over a two-year period to develop the next generation of obstetric anesthesiology and perinatology physician investigators.

“Joining FAER to sponsor the Mentored Research Training Grant aligns with SOAP’s mission to advance and advocate for the health of pregnant women and their babies through research, education, and best practices in obstetric anesthesia care,” said SOAP President Klaus Kjaer, MD, MBA. “We look forward to realizing our goal to train the next generation of physician investigators.”

“FAER is delighted to join with SOAP to offer this new co-sponsored award,” said FAER President James C. Eisenach, MD. “The SOAP-FAER Mentored Research Training Grant will help ensure physician-investigators focused on obstetric anesthesiology and perinatology research have the tools they need for a successful, impactful career in the field. A perfect alignment of our organizations’ respective missions, FAER looks forward to seeing the research that will come from this award and the talented investigators who will carry it out."

SOAP and FAER will fund one SOAP-FAER Mentored Research Training Grant to the sponsoring institution of a highly promising new obstetric anesthesiology and perinatology scientist each year. The grant aims to help anesthesiologists develop the skills and preliminary data they need to become independent investigators in the area of obstetric anesthesiology and perinatology.

Applications will open December 1, 2022, on the FAER website. Details regarding the application requirements and process will be posted on SOAP and FAER websites this Fall.

SOCIETY FOR OBETRIC ANESTHESIA AND PERINATOLOGY (SOAP)
SOAP was founded in 1968 to provide a forum for discussion of problems unique to the peripartum period. SOAP is comprised of more than 2,000 anesthesiologists, obstetricians, pediatricians, and basic scientists from around the world who share an interest in the care of the pregnant patient and the newborn. SOAP’s mission is to advance and advocate for the health of pregnant women and their babies through research, education, and best practices in obstetric anesthesia care. To learn more, visit soap.org or contact SOAP headquarters via email at info@soap.org.

FOUNDATION FOR ANESTHESIA EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (FAER)
For over 35 years, FAER has been dedicated to developing the next generation of physician-investigators in anesthesiology. Charitable contributions from the American Society of Anesthesiologists and individual donors help FAER fuel the future of anesthesiology through scientific discovery. Funding priorities include: Research, Education, and Training. At the time of this announcement’s publication, FAER has awarded more than $52 million in research grants and programs since 1986. To donate to FAER, visit FAER.org/donate.

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Date of last update: November 15, 2022