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To foster innovation and creativity by an individual researcher in the anesthesiology field, funding projects with significant originality and scientific excellence. Proposed projects must have direct relevance to the future development of anesthesiology, and play a critical role in the scientific evolution of a novel concept. FARA applicants must demonstrate commitment to anesthesia research and the potential for leadership in the anesthesiology field. Competitive applications of the 2015 FARA must address one of the following areas of research: 1. Fundamental Neuroscience Unknowns (including anesthesia safety in children)

2. Immune and Metabolic Consequences of Trauma, Surgery and Critical Care

3. Best Use of Systems-Based Practice to Enhance Patient Safety & Quality