At the Intensive Care Foundation we are dedicated to improving the care of critically ill patients, through funding vital clinical research. Our overall aim is to improve the number of lives saved and the quality of those lives, for those unlucky enough to end up in Intensive Care.

Research grants

Application numbers a new record 

When applications closed last Friday 4 April we were delighted to have received a total of 48 applications - a record for our grant program. This is a gratifying reflection of the confidence in the Foundation as an important and ongoing source of funding for ICU researchers.

It was also very pleasing to see a strong representation of novice researchers among the highly qualified applicants.  

We acknowledge in advance the valuable work of our Scientific Review Committee and the extensive network of reviewers who assist in the difficult process of assessing the applications and selecting the successful research projects. With such a competitive field, this year will be more difficult than ever!

ICU research projects are all about improving outcomes and quality of life for ICU patients.

Donations to the Foundation make our Research Grant program possible...



Covidien to sponsor Masterclass  

Covidien, a global leader in health care products, will sponsor an important masterclass being organised by the Foundation in June 2014.

Current perspectives and emerging trends in mechanical ventilation will be the focus for the masterclass that will feature internationally renowned Professor Brian Cuthbertson, heading up an impressive list of speakers.

The Foundation Board's Chair, Dr Gillian Hood, will chair the masterclass.

Thanks to the support of Covidien, all funds raised through registration fees will assist the Foundation in funding ICU investigator-driven research.

View the Masterclass Program

Print off the Masterclass Registration Form




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