The AANA Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes and facilitates research. The AANA Foundation supports research by CRNAs and student registered nurse anesthetists through funding opportunities for both seasoned and novice researchers. In the past thirty years, the Foundation has awarded more than $2.5 million to more than 2,000 individuals.
At the AANA Annual Meeting, educational sessions are conducted in research methodology and grantsmanship. To respond to the current healthcare environment, the AANA has focused on quality and outcome-based research. The AANA, in cooperation with the AANA Foundation, provides venues for communicating research findings.