IASP® Developing Countries
Project: Initiative for Improving Pain Education
Application Deadline: February 15
The IASP Developing Countries Project addresses the need for improved
education about pain and its treatment in developing countries by
providing educational support grants. These grants are intended to
improve the scope and availability of essential education for pain
clinicians of all disciplines, taking into account specific local needs.
For example, funds may be used to combine practical instruction with
theory, to develop specific written teaching materials, or to develop
The principal organizer must be based in a developing country (see list of eligible countries) and must have been a
member of IASP for at least one year. Those who received an award
from this program in the previous year are not eligible to reapply.
Applications should be for one-year projects that are ready to begin
within three months of the date of submitting this application. Grants
will not be awarded for projects that are in the planning stages, and
projects must have specific start and completion dates.
- Ten grants will be given, each for up to US$10,000. Applicants must
identify the total funds necessary for the project and the additional
sources of funding.
- Grants will support one-year educational projects designed to meet
identified needs within a developing country. Grants are not intended
for projects that are still in the planning stages.
- The project should be an educational course, written educational
materials for general distribution, or a distance-learning course.
- It is desirable, although not essential, for the project to be
- If awarded, no funds will be sent to personal accounts. The grant
award will be administered for the organizers of the education project
by a non-profit institution, association, or organization, with the
understanding that no fees or overhead will be charged to IASP for this
educational grant, or taken from the award.
- The successful applicant must submit a quarterly progress report, as
well as a detailed final report within 3 months of the project’s
completion to IASP. This final report should include the following
- The original aims of the project and a general assessment of its
value; this must include measurable outcomes (measures of the impact
and/or results of the project).
- The number of persons taking part in the project and their
professional status (undergraduates, doctors, nurses, and other health
- Details of the course conduct, assessment methods, and results,
including a final measure of the difference that the project has made.
This includes the intended long-term follow-up with the participants or
- A record of any problems or difficulties encountered during the
- A description of how the project can be developed and improved in
the long term.
- A financial statement accounting for the use of all the funds.
How to Apply:
(All applications must be submitted in English and as a single
Include a short form CV with your application (4 pages
Click here for a Word application.
Email your completed application and short CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org. IASP will
not consider incomplete applications.
The deadline for receipt of applications is February
15. Awardees will be announced by May 1.
Please contact email@example.com if you have
here to see past winners of the IASP Grants for Improving Pain
Education in Developing Countries.