Since 2009, the Rita Allen Foundation’s Rita Allen Foundation Award in Pain has recognized emerging leaders in basic pain research whose work has potential for uncovering new pathways to the treatment of chronic pain.
Through the program, two early-career investigators will be awarded grants of $50,000 a year over three years in support of innovative research on the mechanisms that initiate and propagate pain in the nervous system. Research projects should be directed toward the molecular biology of pain and/or basic science topics related to the development of new analgesics for the management of pain due to terminal illness.
To be eligible, applicants must hold a tenure track or equivalent position at their respective institution but not have received tenure at the time of the application; be in the first three years of their appointment; and have received committed start-up funds and independent laboratory space at an institution in the United States or Canada.
See the Rita Allen Foundation website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and information about previous awardees.