IASP Non-Human Pain Special Interest Group Research Project Award
Closing Date: 29/07/2022
Funding over 12 months to conduct a basic research project on pain in non-human species.
The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), based in the United States, is the leading professional forum for science, practice and education in the field of pain. Membership to IASP is open to all professionals involved in research, diagnosis or treatment of pain.
The IASP Non-Human Pain Special Interest Group (NHP SIG) aims to foster research activity in all aspects of pain research in non-human species, particularly in basic and clinical research into the recognition and mitigation of pain and discomfort in animals, and the use of spontaneous animal disease as a model for studying mechanisms and the alleviation of human pain.
The NHP SIG Trainee Research Project Award will support a trainee undertaking a basic science research project related to recognition and/or mitigation of pain or discomfort in a non-human species or mechanisms of pain in animals, which can also benefit the alleviation of human pain.
The award will fund direct research costs over 12 months for a project conducted under the guidance of a mentor at a non-profit or governmental institution. Proof of ethical approval of the research project by the host institution is a prerequisite of the award.
The project – including data analysis and writing up – must be completed within 18-months of receipt of funds. The trainee must submit a report to IASP describing the research performed and training received, including information on activities and outputs generated with the help of the award (including publications; presentations at conferences, colloquia, or symposia (or similar meetings); and the generation of additional extramural (external) support).