The Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists

SOCCA Innovators Award

As a result of a generous anonymous contribution, SOCCA is pleased to offer a $10,000 grant for an innovator in the field.

The purpose of the grant is to promote:

  • the advancement of medical technologies
  • innovative clinical solution ideas
  • safe and effective uses of existing technologies
  • next-generation innovators & leadership
  • translational research
  • academic promotion

SOCCA members are encouraged to apply.  The proposed idea should represent a true innovation, in that it introduces a new device or technique, changes clinical practice or could demonstrate improved patient outcomes, and that it has an immediate impact on health care delivery.

Proposals should specify the following:

  • Background of the problem being solved
  • Expected final product of the research
  • Expected expense budget
  • Expected impact from implementation
  • Relevance to the field of critical care anesthesiology

Applicants must be SOCCA members (although collaboration with non-members in other fields is acceptable).

Please make sure to read the guidelines for the full proposal before submitting your Innovators Award application .

Applications were accepted September 30, 2022 until December 31, 2022 and are now closed.

For questions email the SOCCA office at

2023 Winner:

Dr. Thiele Dr. Robert Thiele
“Correlation Between Heart Rate Variability and Pulse Amplitude Variation to Predict Fluid Responsiveness”.