IASP® Award for Excellence in Pain Research and
Management in Developing Countries
- Free registration and a travel grant for applicants from developing
countries (per the World Bank List) of up to
US$10,000 toward the cost of attending the World
Congress on Pain.
- Two years of free membership in IASP, including a subscription to
the journal PAIN, to each member of the team.
- Plaque to be presented at the next World Congress on Pain.
- Awardees' choice of three books from the IASP Press catalogue.
Nomination Deadline: October 1 of the year
before a Congress
IASP will present an award at the IASP World Congress on Pain to an
individual or to a team who has achieved a level of excellence in
programs of either: (1) Basic science research in pain or pain
management OR (2) Clinical research or practice and/or policy changes in
pain management in the developing world. The award is intended to
facilitate attendance of an individual or a small group of individuals
at the IASP Congress.
This award is aimed at recognizing and promoting excellence in pain
research and management in developing countries as defined by the World
list of eligible countries).
- The award can be given to a named individual or to a group of
individuals forming a working team of not more than five
- The award will recognize excellence in a pain research or management
program developed and carried out only within the setting of one or more
of the eligible
- The principal organizer must be based in a developing country and
must be a member of IASP.
- There are no restrictions as to the professional qualifications, age
or affiliations of the awardees.
Those who received an award from this program in the previous year
are not eligible to reapply.
Nominations should include the following:
(All applications must be submitted in English and as a single PDF
- A letter of nomination by an external nominating body. This can be
an academic or medical non-profit organization or a group of not less
than three individuals of which at least one should be a member of IASP
of more than one year standing. There are no restrictions as to the
geographical origin of the nominating bodies. The letter should a)
explain the reasons for the nomination and the work carried out by the
nominee(s), and b) state whether the nomination is for the Clinical or
the Basic science award.
- A list of the nominees, including their Curriculum Vitae and their
individual contributions to the program.
- Documented evidence of the work carried out in the program. This
could be reprints of research papers, documents explaining the work
carried out in the field of pain or any other documented endorsement of
the program. Please do NOT send videos, books, photos, DVDs or CDs as
the nominations are adjudicated by an international committee.
Nominations will be reviewed by the Fellowships, Grants and Awards
Working Group and the recommendations are subject to approval by the
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have
any questions, or call +1-202-524-5300.
Email your application to: email@example.com
here to see previous winners of the IASP Award for Excellence in
Pain Research and Management in Developing Countries.