How to Apply

Apply  Download FAER Grant Instructions (PDF)

Fall 2022 FAER Grant Cycle Dates

  • Applications open: June 1, 2022
  • Applications due: August 15, 2022
  • Award notifications: October 2022
  • Start date: January 1, 2023

Application Information

Information on FAER Grants
FAER accepts applications for the Mentored Research Training Grant, Research in Education Grant, and Research Fellowship Grant twice a year during the Spring and Fall Grant Cycles. Those interested in applying for these grants should review the current FAER Grant Instructions.

FAER accepts applications for the Transition to Independence Grant and GEMSSTAR Grant on a rolling basis. Those interested in applying for these grants should contact FAER staff at for more information.

Information on Co-Sponsored Grants
FAER accepts Letter of Intent (LOI) submissions and subsequent full applications for the APSF-FAER Mentored Research Training Grant and FAER-ABA Research in Education Grant once a year during the Spring Grant Cycle. Check these grants' respective pages for information on their availability for the year.

Application dates and deadlines for the AHA-FAER Career Development Award coincide with those for the standard American Heart Association (AHA) Career Development Award. More information can be found on the AHA-FAER Career Development Award page linked above.

Evaluation and Selection

Members of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Research evaluate FAER grant applications for scientific merit. Evaluations are based on National Institutes of Health criteria and methods. Written critiques are shared with all applicants.

The FAER Board of Directors awards grants based on recommendations from the FAER Grants Management Committee. The number of grants awarded each year is dependent on available funding.

ASA Committee on Research
The ASA Committee on Research reviews Mentored Research Training Grant, Research Fellowship Grant, Research in Education Grant and Transition to Independence Grant applications.

Co-Sponsored Grant Reviews
Co-Sponsored Grants are reviewed by independent review committees formed for each co-sponsored grant mechanism.