Research is a major priority for us, and our fundraising activities allow us to offer grants and awards to research projects involving intensive care.

2021 New Investigator Award

The research grants of the Intensive Care Society are aimed primarily at encouraging new research workers from medically qualified and non-medically qualified professional backgrounds. The definition of “new” is left intentionally open to include applicants in training or recently appointed to a substantive post. A recent substantive appointment would be regarded as being within three years following a consultant/senior lecturer appointment.

The awards are intended to be pump-priming grants that will lead to further and more substantial support from other grant giving bodies. The grants are open to UK Members and Non-Members of the Intensive Care Society; you must be working within a UK trust or institution to apply for this award.  Equal weighting will be given to quality clinical research projects and laboratory-based projects that have a relevance to the field of intensive care. Priority for funding will go to those distinct small projects where the “New Investigator” plays a principal role and where the project will build research capacity.

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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 our State of the Art Congress. 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

We want 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 State of the Art in front of their peers. The award is open to members and non-members.