Grants and Awards

Research Prioritisation Exercise 2019 

We are delighted to announce that the 2019 ICS Research Prioritisation Exercise is now underway, the deadline for submissions having passed. 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.    

We have received a number of high quality proposals which are now being considered by the Society's Directors and Deputy Directors of research.  The best will be awarded a grant of 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.  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.  

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.

Applications for the 2019 Gold Medal Award can be submitted here.

Submissions are now closed

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.

Applications for the 2019 Gold Medal Award can be submitted here.

Submissions are now closed

Student Essay Prize

The ICS Student Essay Prize is open for applications from all disciplines. The theme for this essay will be around what Intensive Care Medicine will be in 50 years time. This award is open to all undergraduate students studying medicine, nursing, pharmacy, science, psychology and all allied heath professions. The maximum word limit is 3,000 words and essays should be submitted via email. We look forward to receiving your bright ideas on the future of ICM.

The deadline for applications is 1 November, 2019.

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.

Coming in 2020