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Open Submission Research Grant Applications

This application applies to Open Submission Research Grants only. The Open Submission Grants include only Veterans Affairs, Office Based anesthesia and the Art Zwerling Fund (research or education in wellness, pain management, or peer assistance/substance use disorder) and may be submitted at any time.

The mission of the AANA Foundation is to advance the ​science of anesthesia through education and research. One of the goals of the AANA Foundation is to support new and seasoned investigators in nurse anesthesia through grants, fellowships and post doctoral fellowships. Programs are designed to develop researchers in nurse anesthesia. Grants are awarded to AANA CRNA members only.

Doctorally prepared CRNAs (clinical or research) are appropriate for application. The applicant must be an AANA member who will use the funds for the project, and must discuss the research's relevance to the mission of the AANA Foundation.The AANA Foundation sets a broad research agenda that includes the following areas:

  • Healthcare policy
  • Science of anesthesia
  • Education
  • Practice/Clinical
  • Leadership

Download the AANA Foundation's current PDC Research Agenda.

Award recipients MUST provide IRB/IACUC approval or exemption documentation (or attestation that IRB is not applicable) within 12 months of award notification if it is not included with the online application. (We will notify all applicants of award status within three months after the application's submission deadline.) Your application must include a statement about your current status regarding IRB/IACUC approval.

A budget must be supplied (an estimate will suffice if a final version is not feasible.) The Foundation's limited funds are based on contributions. As a result, our revised policy is to not fund travel, tuition or other educational expenses which in turn enables us to provide more evidence-based support. The Foundation will reimburse up to 15% indirect costs with proper documentation. The funding ceiling is inclusive of the indirect costs. According to Foundation policy, the primary researcher’s salary and/or benefits will not be funded. Preference will be given to new programs of research. One application per team.

Prior to filling out the online application you must:

No confirmation notices will be sent after submission. Name all uploaded attachments for your application with your personal information as follows: LastName_FirstName_DescriptiveFileName

We recommend using Google Chrome or Moxilla Firefox for best results when completing your application. You may experience technical difficulties if you use other browsers.

Critical! Before beginning an application, please ensure that your AANA username is your email address. If you change your login information, your progress will be lost.

Open Grants (Note: There are two different applications for the Art Zwerling Grant):

Apply here

General Grants:

If you are applying for a General Research Grant, complete the General Research Grant Application.