The American Pain Society is pleased to announce the third year of the Sharon S. Keller Chronic Pain Research Program. Medical management of chronic pain produces suboptimal outcomes in many patients, characterized by inadequate pain control, unpleasant side effects, or other adverse outcomes. Therefore, non-medical alternatives are needed to enhance pain control and reduce adverse effects of treatment for chronic pain. The purpose of this grant program is to fund research projects that investigate the effectiveness of novel non-pharmacologic treatments for pain, and mechanisms underlying these treatment effects. Applications testing novel treatments or innovative applications of existing non-pharmacologic treatments are encouraged.
Deadline: Letters of Intent (LOI) submission is open Monday, September 8 through Tuesday, September 30 at 11:59pm (EST). Only approved LOIs will be invited to submit a full application. Please see the below LOI instructions and program guidelines for more details.
The Sharon S. Keller Chronic Pain Research Grants Program will award up to three grants in the amount of $35,000 to those pain research proposals that demonstrate the greatest merit and potential for success. Funds will be awarded for a twenty-four month grant period that will begin upon satisfactory execution of the grant agreement between APS and the sponsoring institution, and the receipt of IRB/IACUC approval.
Proposed research projects should investigate non-invasive interventions with favorable side effect profiles to improve chronic pain management. Projects should be designed to provide novel information regarding treatment efficacy or the mechanisms thereof. Areas of inquiry considered responsive to this grant program include, but are not limited to:
To be eligible for an APS Sharon S. Keller Chronic Pain Research Grant, applicants must be:
Sharon S. Keller Chronic Pain Research Program Review Committee
David Keller, Founder of the Sharon S. Keller Chronic Pain Research Program*
Patrick M. Dougherty, PhD, Chair
Karen O. Anderson, PhD
Emily Bartley, PhD
Michael Caterina, MD PhD
Jin Mo Chung, PhD
Robert Coghill, PhD
Feng Dai, PhD
Robert R Edwards, PhD
Caryolyn Fairbanks, PhD
Roger Fillingim, PhD
Perry Fuchs, PhD
Robert Gereau, PhD
Burel Goodin, PhD
Michael Gold, PhD
Richard Harris, PhD
Mark P. Jensen, PhD
Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, PhD
Barbara Rakel, PhD RN
Laura Simons, PhD
Kevin Vowles, PhD
For additional information contact APS at email@example.com or 847.375.4715.
*APS gratefully acknowledges The Sharon S. Keller Fund for Chronic Pain Management Research for the funding of this program