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NHP SIG Trainee Research Project Award

Submission Deadline

29 July 2022

How To Apply

To apply, please complete the online application in English before 29 July 2022 at 23:59 Eastern U.S. Time. For more information on the online application process, please review the online application guidelines. You will need to provide the following documents and upload them into the system:   Trainee:

  • Curriculum vitae (maximum of four pages) using the IASP template available through the online system.
  • Description of the research project (justification of the particular project, the methods employed, and whether the proposed experiments will generate interpretable results); maximum of three pages, 11 pt. font, ½ inch (1.27 cm) margins. Citations must be included in the 4-page limit.
  • Complete online Budget Form
  Mentor:
  • Curriculum vitae (maximum of four pages); template is available in the online application system.
  • A letter of support in which the mentor agrees to be the trainee's mentor for the duration of the award period.
  • Confirms that he or she has sufficient time and resources to support the project and required training.
  • Provides proof of student/trainee stipend payment (including any necessary health insurance).
  • Confirms that the mentor's institution is a non-profit or governmental institution that agrees to accept a trainee grant that covers research costs only.
  • Confirms the host institution will not charge indirect costs (overhead and handling fees) to IASP.

Related Groups

The Non-Human Pain SIG supports training in all aspects of pain research in non-human species, particularly in basic and clinical research into the recognition and mitigation of pain and discomfort in animals, and the use of spontaneous animal disease as a model for studying mechanisms and the alleviation of human pain.

Application Period: 2 May 2022 – 29 July 2022

Grant Terms: One 12-month award of up to US$10,000.

Purpose: The Non-Human Pain SIG supports training in all aspects of pain research in non-human species, particularly in basic and clinical research into the recognition and mitigation of pain and discomfort in animals, and the use of spontaneous animal disease as a model for studying mechanisms and the alleviation of human pain.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • There are no restrictions as to the trainee’s age.
  • The selected applicant must provide a proof of student/trainee status.
  • The trainee will generally be in an early stage of his or her career.
  • Applicants must be IASP Trainee Members and Non-Human Pain SIG members at the time of applying.
  • Mentors should be active members of IASP or in good standing at the time of applying.

The IASP Non-Human Pain SIG Award Working Group will evaluate all proposals based on:

  • Research proposal.
  • The novelty of the research.
  • The usefulness of the training to the applicant’s research career.
  • The qualifications of the applicant and mentor.

Terms of the Award:

  • The trainee will carry out a 1-year basic science research project related to recognition and/or mitigation of pain or discomfort in a non-human species or mechanisms of pain in animals, which can also benefit the alleviation of human pain, under the guidance of a mentor at the institution of his or her choice.
  • Proof of ethical approval of the research project by the host institution is a prerequisite of the award.
  • The project idea must be different to an existing studentship/trainee project but can be related.

The award will only be granted on the basis that it does not cover:

  • Administrative overheads, indirect costs, major equipment, student/trainee tuition fees, technician/supervisor salaries or travel (additional funding for travel will be provided subject to project progress).
  • The research work must be carried out by the named recipient (not by undergraduates or technical staff).
  • IASP will disburse the award (up $10,000) to the project mentor after completion of grant agreements and at the start of the project.
  • All research project work should be completed with 12-months of receipt of the award
    • An additional 6 months allocated for writing up.
    • Completion of the project, data analysis and writing up must be completed within 18-months of receipt of funds.
  • Upon completion of the project, the trainee must submit a report to IASP describing the research performed and training received, including information on activities and outputs generated with the help of the award. These include publications; presentations at conferences, colloquia, or symposia (or similar meetings); and the generation of additional extramural (external) support.
  • The trainee must acknowledge the IASP Non-Human Pain SIG in publications and outputs arising from work achieved as a result of this award.
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