Grants and Awards

Research Prioritisation Exercise 
We are excited to announce that the 2019 ICS Research Prioritisation Exercise is now open. This is a major new initiative to identify and pump-prime a future large UK multicentre study, with the support and involvement of ICS members, Research Division, SOA delegates and the wider UK critical care community.    

The successful proposal may cover any health problem within critical care, and will be awarded up to £50K to support piloting and development toward securing a larger external grant.  Shortlisted proposals will receive support and mentoring from ICS Directors and Deputy Directors of Research for presentation and judging at State of the Art 2019, and the winning project will be selected on clarity of purpose, ambition and health impact.

The Research Prioritisation Exercise is part of the Society's renewed mission to help shape the future of UK critical care research. 

Deadline for submission is Friday 31 May 2019. 

Download your  application form here. 

Download appendix A and the submission guidance here

State of the Art Research and Clinical Practice Free Paper Abstracts
Each year the ICS offers investigators and clinicians the opportunity to present their work in either a poster or oral format at the State of the Art Meeting.  Successful work in all categories will be published as a JICS abstract (PubMed-listed) and reviewed by the Editorial Board. There is a significant conversion rate to full article publication in JICS.
Gold Medal Award
The Intensive Care Society (ICS) wishes to promote and encourage the presentation of the best critical care science in the UK. With this in mind the ICS Research Gold Medal is awarded annually to a young investigator who has shown excellence in science relevant to the intensive care practice. The award process allows a number of finalists to achieve recognition through formal presentation at the ICS State of the Art meeting in front of their peers. The award is open to members and non-members.

Nurse and AHP Fellowship
This award aims to promote intensive care research in nursing and the allied health professions.  The award of up to £3000 may be put towards costs associated with post-graduate study such as a course in research methods, research modules or to support the completion of a masters or doctoral research project relevant to intensive care. The Society will also consider supporting attendance at meetings to present a research project and supporting activities which promote multidisciplinary engagement in intensive care research.
Undergraduate Medical Student Essay Prize ​
The Intensive Care Society would like to invite UK undergraduate medical school students interested in critical care to participate in the Undergraduate Medical Student Essay Prize. A prize of £200 will be awarded to the successful candidate for submitting the best essay on a topic relevant to critical care. The applicant does not have to be a medical school student at the time of submission but needs to have been a medical student in a UK Medical School whilst the project was undertaken. The winning essay will be considered for publication in the Journal of Intensive Care Society so the student should take care to avoid copyright infringement in any figures used.