SICS Travel Grant

The aim of this grant is to support travel to study or experience critical care in an environment/location different from the individual’s normal workplace.

What is the grant?

The Scottish Intensive Care Society are keen to support members to expand their
knowledge and skills by supporting travel to environments that support the development of
critical care expertise in the broadest sense.

Each year there are a maximum of two grants available to the value of £2000 each to cover
reasonable costs. Successful applicants will need to provide evidence of the cost of their trip
to enable appropriate funds to be released. The grant is open to all SICS members across
the multidisciplinary team and joining the society at the time of application is acceptable.
There is an expectation that the successful travel grant winner will share their learning and
experience with the Society and the Scottish ICU Community. This is likely to include an oral
presentation at the annual scientific meeting and a written summary (approx. 1000 words)
for publication on the website.

To apply please send the following to the Honorary Secretary (Dr Pauline Austin) by email (

  • A one page summary of your proposed project
  • projected costs
  • anticipated benefits of the trip
  • details of any other sources of funding or applications for funding,
  • a letter of support from the institution to be visited is desired


All applications will be reviewed by the SICS council and a marking scheme can be found here 


A further document detailing the information that should be covered  in the oral presentation and written report for successful  applicants can be found here


Closing date for applications is 31st July 2024.


Successful applicants will be notified by 31st August.


Further details: