The Rita Allen Foundation (RAF) and American Pain Society (APS) announce the 2014 Award in Pain. The RAF and APS may award two grants in the amount of $50,000 annually, for a period of up to three years to those research proposals demonstrating the greatest merit and potential for success.
Eligible candidates will have completed their training and provided persuasive evidence of distinguished achievement or extraordinary promise in basic science research in pain. Candidates should be in the early stages of their career with an appointment at faculty level. The entire award is to be allocated to projects specifically chosen by the recipient. Overhead is not supported.
Proposed research projects should be directed towards 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.
The deadline submission has passed.
Grant awards will be announced in April of 2014 and funds will be awarded for the initial twelve month grant period upon satisfactory execution of the grant agreement between the RAF and the grant recipient's institution. For any questions regarding the application please see the detailed Program Guidelines at the APS web site .
The application must include a written proposal in English of no more than six pages, including a page of no more than 20 references, and curriculum vitae. The candidate's application must include a letter of support from the Department Chair or Institute Head demonstrating strong support for the candidate's proposed research and career development. Two other required letters of support are from the candidate's PhD advisor, and a mentor who has impacted the candidate's research. The candidate will provide the e-mail contact information for the individuals requested to submit letters of support and each individual will be contacted by the online system requesting that their letters be uploaded directly into the candidate's application. The candidate should list current and pending research support from all sources.
Grant Budget and Grantee Obligations
For any questions regarding the application please see the detailed program guidelines.
For additional information, contact Amanda Pairitz, APS Operations Manager at 847.375.6332.
Click here to view previous Rita Allen Foundation Award in Pain recipients.
Rita Allen Foundation Award in Pain Review Committee
Charles Inturrisi, PhD, Chair
Allan Basbaum, PhD
Kathleen Foley, MD
Tony Yaksh, PhD