Pain Relief Foundation 2021 Research Grants Open for Application

The Pain Relief Foundation (PRF) is a charitable organisation devoted to education and research into the causes and treatment of chronic pain in humans. Based at the Clinical Sciences Centre at University Hospital Aintree, the Foundation is closely associated with the Pain Clinic at the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery NHS Trust in Liverpool and is responsible for establishing and maintaining the Pain Research Institute, which is funded entirely by charitable donations.

The Foundation administers two annual funding programmes – Small Grants and the John Miles Prize PhD Studentship – to support researchers in the UK conducting research into the mechanisms and/or relief of chronic human pain.

The Professor John Miles Prize PhD Studentship is available to universities and academic institutes in the UK seeking to host a PhD candidate conducting research into chronic human pain. The studentship is tenable for a three year period to fund tuition fees and a stipend to support graduates interested in embarking on a research career in chronic human pain.

The maximum studentship grant is £60,000 over three years (£16,700 in the first year, with increases in years two and three). There is also a small budget for consumables.

The Small Grants are available to researchers in the UK undertaking smaller-scale research projects into human chronic pain, including pilot projects. Grants can be held at the Foundation’s own Pain Research Institute in Liverpool or at other approved centres. Applications are particularly encouraged from researchers in the earlier stages of their career.

Small Grant awards generally range from £10,000 up to £30,000 to fund project costs and salary costs etc.

Applications should be submitted by the closing date of 19 February 2021.

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