SOWRA invites trainees within the peninsula deanery to apply for funds up to £600 to fund a venture to further develop training or experience in the field of regional anaesthesia.

The proposed activity must have a substantial RA component which must be the primary focus of the trip.

Applications where the RA exposure is incidental, e.g a non RA project in a developing country, will not be approved.

Example applications might be to attend an international meeting at which the applicant is presenting, or to assist in funding a regional anaesthetic secondment at another centre (either within the UK or overseas). 

  • There will be up to 2 bursaries awarded in each calendar year.
  • Bursaries will be awarded on a case-by-case basis, following review by the SOWRA board. 
  • Candidates will be notified of the result within 4 weeks of application.
  • Receipts will need to be forwarded to SOWRA as a condition of award. 
  • SOWRA reserves the right not to award funds if the quality of application is deemed inadequate or falls outside the 

Applications for funding must be made prospectively - retrospective applications will not normally be considered.

Applications should be made using the application form and sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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