American Pain Society Announces Call for 2017 Future Leaders in Pain Research Grants

The American Pain Society has issued a Call for Applications for the 2017 Future Leaders in Pain Research Grants.

The program was established in 2005 to fund pain research projects of doctoral-prepared investigators who have not yet attained NIH RO1-level funding. The purpose of the program is to encourage research in pain that adds to the existing body of knowledge and to allow investigators to develop pilot data that will aid them in securing additional major grant funding for continued research.

This year, APS will award a grant of up to $25,000 for a basic science pain research project and an award of $25,000 for a translational science research project that demonstrates great merit and potential for success. Possible areas of inquiry include the use of analgesic medications, the unwanted effects of pain treatment related to analgesic therapy, neuropathic pain, mechanisms of pain, and education and non-pharmacologic interventions or approaches to improve pain management.

To be eligible, applicants must be an APS member within six years of completing his or her doctoral degree who has not yet been awarded major NIH or foundation grant funding (R01 and/or equivalent).

See the APS website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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