IASP® Research Symposium
Grant: Up to US$50,000
Application Deadline: March 15, 2013 (for a
symposium to be held in 2014)
This program, established in 1998, sponsors research symposium on
topics of interest to basic scientists and clinical researchers. Each
symposium may be followed by a state-of-the-art volume covering the
topic of the meeting.
Applicants must be members of IASP.
One symposium will take place each year and will be named the
“Nth IASP Research Symposium” adding the specific title of
If held in a congress year, the IASP Research Symposium shall be
arranged to start no later than 6 months before the advertised dates of
the IASP World Congress on Pain in that year, or no sooner than 3 months
after the conclusion of the Congress.
Each symposium will focus in depth on one specific topic of pain
research, covering several approaches and points of view. The symposium
is not intended to address very general topics or those usually
addressed by a more general meeting.
Each symposium will last for a maximum of three days, will include
not more than 25 speakers, and will be attended by not more than 200
The organizer(s) must be prepared to complete a proposal for IASP
Press Advisory Board approval, for a book of 250–400 printed pages
comprising contributions from those presenting papers at the symposium.
If the proposal is accepted, the book will be intended for publication
by IASP Press within a year of the date of the meeting. The organizer(s)
will sign a publishing contract with IASP Press and will review
manuscripts and submit them to the Press not later than 4 months after
The IASP Fellowships, Grants and Awards Working Group will evaluate
all proposals according to:
a) topics of current interest to both basic and clinical
b) a well-balanced program of topics and speakers;
c) participation of both young and senior investigators with a
reasonably wide geographical distribution;
d) budget proposal.
IASP will provide financial support up to a maximum of US$50,000.
Evidence of supplementary funding by other public or private agencies
and organizations and a detailed budget must be presented before the
release of IASP funds to the organizer(s).
A proposed budget should be submitted with the application.
IASP sponsorship will be in the form of a grant to the
organizer’s institution. Eighty percent of the grant will be paid
on approval of the symposium by IASP and 20% immediately after the
meeting if needed, following the submission of a full financial
statement to IASP. IASP will not accept any liability for financial
The organizer(s) will use a proportion of the IASP grant or other
funds to enable the attendance of speakers and participants from
developing and currency-restricted countries. The scope of this
participation will be left to the discretion of the organizers, taking
into account the topic of the meeting and the feasibility of travel to
the meeting location.
After the symposium, the organizers will provide a brief report to be
published in a subsequent IASP Newsletter.
How to Apply:
(All applications must be submitted in English as one .pdf file.)
Click here for a Word application.
Include with your application form:
A brief curriculum vitae of each of the organizers (CV form is available here)
The proposed dates and location of the symposium
A proposed list of speakers indicating whether or not they have agreed
A proposed budget
A one-page description of the aims and objectives of the symposium,
including the topics to be addressed and a preliminary program
The proposed sources of other funding, if needed, in addition to IASP
Email your completed application to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for receipt of applications is March 15, 2013 (for a
symposium to be held in 2014).
Please contact email@example.com if you have
any questions, or call +1-202-524-5300.
Click here to see previous recipients of IASP
Research Symposium grants.