1. Each year, the Society for Anesthesia and Resuscitation of Belgium supports research by SARB research grants.
  2. The purpose is to support anesthesia research in Belgium with individual research grants derived from contributions made by philanthropists and industry to the Society for Anesthesia and Resuscitation of Belgium.
  3. The applicant seeking such support must be a member of the Society for Anesthesia and Resuscitation of Belgium at the time of application and during the tenure of a research grant. A recipient of any previous research grant is ineligible to apply for another grant for a period of four years from start date of the previous grant.
  4. The research for which financial support is solicited must be relevant to the practice or theory of anesthesia. The project must be carried out in Belgium.
  5. Each selected applicant will receive a research grant to a max. amount of 10.000€ per grant. Half of the amount will be paid at the start of the project when the recipient of the grant has to present his application at the Graduation Day or Annual Meeting following the grant allocation. The remaining half will be paid when the following conditions are fulfilled: proof of acceptance for publication of the results of the research in an international Anesthesia journal, the presentation of the results at the Graduation Day of the SARB or the publication of a review of at least 12,000 words on the subject in the Acta Anesthesiologica Belgica. The applicant must follow the flow chart. The treasurer is responsible for the follow-up. This (financial) control of all grants is presented by the treasurer at the annual meeting (General Assembly) of the SARB.
  6. The results can be published in any international Anesthesia Journal.
  7. Applications are invited from researchers who may be at any stage of career development, but must hold a position at the department of Anesthesiology of a Belgian university medical school or medical institution recognized for training specialists in anesthesiology.
  8. Each research grant is to be used to defray the costs of research up to its total value. Any commitments or expenditures incurred by a researcher in excess of the allocated research grant are the sole responsibility of the researcher and will not be reimbursed.
  9. The employment of technicians and research assistants under such a research grant must conform to the institutional classification and requirements for such personnel. The SARB cannot be held responsible for covering the salaries and insurance of such personnel.
  10. The use of and care for animals in any project sup- ported by a research grant must be in accordance with the international guidelines on animal research. The involvement and recruitment of human subjects must conform to current guidelines, such as the Code of Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans, and the Declaration of Helsinki. A document indicating institutional review and  approval of animal and/or human experimentation must be submitted prior to disbursement of any grant (the GCP guidelines).
  11. The completed application form, and the completed application checklist, must reach the SARB secretariat by e-mail. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all sections of the application form are completed in a clear and concise manner. Documentation of institutional approval for human and/or animal experimentation, where applicable, must be submitted in the e-mail. Applications that fail to fulfill these conditions will be asked once to submit missing documents. If they are not supplied, the application is not withheld.
  12. Receipt of the application will be acknowledged by e-mail.
  13. The application for each grant will be judged by an international group that consists of 3-5 peer reviewers. Judgment is on the basis of scientific merit, significance, feasibility and financial planning. The committee consists of 3-5 members. The remarks of the committee will be sent to the applicant. The individual grants will be awarded to the project. It is recognized that full support of some projects will not be possible.
  14. The research grants will be announced at the Graduation Day and presented during the Annual Meeting.
  1. Financial statements and a flow chart will be requested from the investigator holder of the grant. Any uncommitted balance following the term of the grant will revert to the Society for Anesthesia and Resuscitation of Belgium.
  2. The recipient of a SARB research grant will be required to notify the SARB office if, for any reason, he/she is unable to complete the project for which the grant was awarded. Any uncommitted balance will have to be refunded to the SARB.
  3. It is a requirement of this research program that all papers and abstracts resulting from the research initiative include an acknowledgement of support from the Research Grant Program of the Society for Anesthesia and Resuscitation of Belgium.
  4. The money awarded can only be transferred to an institutional account and not to a personal account.
  5. The completed application package should be e- mailed to : Secretariaat BVAR-SBAR, Prof. dr. P. Wouters, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Gent, Belgium. Tel +32 9 332 06 41,



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