The Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica Foundation and the Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (SSAI) Research Committee announces:
A new post-doctoral grant program for 2024 will provide 50% research time each year for 2 years (salary to the clinical department) for a clinician who recently completed his/her research training (PhD granted within the last 5 years). Support will be for 2 years, half-time, in a clinical post-doctoral setting within the applicant’s own department. There will be 1 grant award for this period.
· Priority will be given to applications for projects within Anaesthesiology/Intensive care medicine/Pain medicine/Acute or emergency medicine and/or related subject areas.
· Priority will be given to projects that involve more than one Nordic country.
· Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate research collaboration between more than one university and research group.
· Priority will be given to applicants who can be clinically active (part-time) during the period.
Applicants must be members of the SSAI (and members of their own national society). Applications must include a complete applicant information form, a curriculum vitae, a brief non-technical summary of the research project (not more than 400 words), and a research program presentation (not more than 8 A4 pages) all in one pdf document. The research program should clearly identify which activities and goals (milestones) the applicant anticipates they will achieve during the post-doc period. The application form should be signed by the applicant’s clinical head of department, confirming a commitment for 50% scheduled research time.
The application must be submitted to the SSAI Research Committee by 1 September 2023 to (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The review and ranking of applications will be conducted independently by the SSAI Research Committee, together with additional qualified representatives chosen by the Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica Foundation. Assessors with conflicts of interests will not review the relevant applications.
Applications will be ranked based on the following criteria:
· general scientific quality of the research program
· methodological quality
· feasibility including budget
On behalf of the Acta Foundation, SSAI Board, and the SSAI Research Committee
Søren Pischke, Klaus Olkkola, Gunnar Bentsen, Morten Hylander Møller, Sigurbergur Karason, Teijo Saari, Michelle Chew, Randi Marie Mohus and Michael Haney