Travel & Education Bursaries

Travel and education grants are available for the purposes of:

  1. Assisting OAA members who have abstracts, posters or papers accepted at meetings related to the field of obstetric anaesthesia, requiring overseas travel. One applicant per abstract/paper.
  2. Assisting OAA members and approved OAA speakers who wish to work or deliver educational material related to obstetric anaesthesia, in low and middle income countries where reimbursement of expenses is limited.

Ten grants of up to a maximum value of £750 each are available. These will be awarded in aliquots, three times a year. Applications should be submitted by January 31st, May 31st and September 30th. If the total grants available during one period are not awarded, they will be rolled over to the next period. Retrospective applications will not be considered.

Applications for grants to aid specific overseas ventures, up to a maximum of £750 per project, will also be considered. The total number of grants available will be reviewed on an annual basis by the Research & Grants Committee.

  1. Applicants must have been OAA members for at least one year at the time of application (in exceptional circumstances, applications from members of less than one year will be considered if accompanied by a letter of support from a member of at least one year’s standing).
  2. Only meetings/courses/projects specifically related to the field of obstetric anaesthesia will be considered.
  3. For applications to attend the same meeting each year, a travel grant will only be awarded annually for two consecutive meetings.
  4. OAA members will not normally be eligible for more than one travel grant per year.

Applications should include the following:

  • The full name, title, OAA membership number, institution and mailing address of the applicant
  • An outline of the meeting/course/project, venue and host organisation
  • An explanation of the applicant’s contribution to the meeting/course/project
  • A detailed breakdown of the costs and their justification
  • A list of all other sources of funding sought or obtained, or a declaration that none others exist
  • An undertaking to provide a written report on return from the meeting/course/project

In addition to the above, applicants applying for a grant to aid a specific overseas venture should provide the following:

  • A list of all other personnel who would be involved in the project, including the (senior) person who will be responsible for ensuring its completion.
  • The names of two referees; at least one should be an OAA member and one should be a non-trainee colleague.

Applications should be submitted by email to Robin Russell, Chair of the OAA Research & Grants Sub-committee.


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