Grants and Prizes

The European Society of Anaesthesiology has developed a range of grants to help anaesthesiologists and members of the ESA receive quality training or research activities throughout Europe.

Every year the ESA supports research and clinical studies in anaesthesiology through grants and prizes.


The winners of the ESA Research Grants

Project Grants
donal buggy
Donal Buggy University College Dublin, Ireland.
Area of Research: Experimental.
Does perioperative IV lidocaine infusion during tumour resection surgery reduce metastatic disease in the 4T1 mouse model of breast cancer?
Charissa van den Bram
Charissa van den Brom
VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Area of Research: Experimental.
Therapeutic targeting of vascular leakage to prevent microcirculatory perfusion disturbances and renal dysfunction during hemorrhagic shock.
Young Investigator Start-Up Grants
David Baron
David Baron
Medical University of Vienna, Austria.
Area of Research: Clinical.
Identification of Biochemical Alterations of Stored Erythrocyte Membranes Influencing Clinical Coagulation Properties
Silvia Dobler
Silvia Dobler
Kepler University Hospital Linz, Austria.
Area of Research: Experimental.
Impact of HIF-1 blockade on the onset of bronchiolitis obliterans and the polarization potential of macrophages in orthotopic lung transplantation.
Research Support Grants
Elena Bignami
Elena Bignami
Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan, Italy.
Area of Research: Clinical.
VENTilation during CardioPulmonary Bypass (CPBVENT 2014) for cardiac surgery: a multicenter randomized controlled trial.
graciela martinez-palli
Graciela Martinez-Palli
Consorci Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain.
Area of Research: Clinical.
Effectiveness of personalized physical training intervention (prehabilitation) on postoperative complications: a randomized controlled trial in high-risk patients who underwent abdominal cancer surgery
Coordination Grant
mark coburn
Dr. Mark Coburn
University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Germany.
Area of Research: Clinical.
Improving perioperative care for hip fracture patients (iPOC-HIP).
Research Prize in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
patrick meybohm
Patrick Meybohm
University Hospital Frankfurt, Germany
Area: Clinical Research Supported by an unrestricted research grant from Dräger.
Paper Title: A multicenter trial of remote ischemic preconditioning for heart surgery - Meybohm P, et al. N Engl J Med. 2015 Oct 8;373(15):1397-407.
Research Grant in Perioperative Medicine: Outcome Improvement in Perioperative Medicine
albert castelheim
Albert Castellheim
University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Area: Clinical Research Supported by an unrestricted research grant from Baxter
Project Title: Prevention of acute kidney injury in infants undergoingcongenital cardiac surgery; a prospective, randomized, active substance controlled, double-blinded, Nordic two-centerclinical drug trial.
Research Grant in Perioperative Monitoring of Vital Signs
dana baron shahaf
Dana Baron Shahaf, Rambam Health Care Campus, Israel
Area: Patient Safety Supported by an unrestricted research grant from Philips.
Project Title: Monitoring neurological deterioration in anaesthetised patients with electroencephalogram (EEG): Demonstration with patients undergoing neurovascular intervention after cerebrovascular attack (CVA).
Research Grant in Patient Safety
Christa Boer
Christa Boer
VU University Medical Center, Netherlands
Area: Clinical Research & Patient Safety. Supported by an unrestricted research grant from Air Liquide
Project Title: Routine posTsuRgical Anaesthesia visit to improve patient outcome (TRACE study).





Educational Awards and Grants

John Zorab Prize

To the candidate who obtains the best score at the European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (EDAIC) Part I examination.

Hypnos Grant

To support Eastern European candidates applying for the EDAIC Part II examination.

Young Teaching Recognition Award

To award an individual with outstanding teaching skills

Trainee Exchange Programme 

To support promising trainees complement their clinical training in European centres of excellence


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