Applicants must be trainee members of IASP (undergraduate student, graduate student, or postdoctoral investigator). 

Applications are welcome from basic, translational and clinical investigators working in any area of pain research, as well as those working in clinical care. Twelve applicants will be accepted into the program during each application cycle and can be based anywhere in the world. Non-scholarly writing experience can be helpful but is not required. Those who have applied during previous cycles but were not accepted are encouraged to re-apply.

Note: Accepted participants in previous versions of the PRF Correspondents program are not eligible to apply. 

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If you have questions about the program itself or application requirements, please contact IASP at grants@iasp-pain.org.

Thank you for your interest in the IASP Early Career Research Grants. These grants facilitate a development of young researchers just starting their careers as independent investigators. 

At the time of application applicants should be:

  • IASP members.
  • Within 6 years of having received their final degree, or completing professional and specialty training.
  • Initiating their career as an independent investigator.
  • Applicant should not have been a recipient of any grant (excluding lab startup funding), including NIH grants, that provides support of $20,000 or more.

For full guidelines and additional information, please visit the website.

2021 has been named the Global Year About Back Pain. The aim of the Global Year is to help clinicians, scientists and the public understand the nature of back pain and the utility of available treatment modalities including special considerations in different populations, such as children and older adults.  Ultimately, the Global Year aims to provide useful, practical and relevant resources to assist a worldwide community in approaching the prevention and treatment of back pain. 

We invite you to submit your proposal for a webinar about back pain. 

Global Year webinars are generally one hour in length with 45 minutes of presentation and 15 minutes of live Q&A. There is a max of 4 presenters due to time constraints. We would appreciate if your proposal includes a moderator, but if you do not have one a member of the Global Year Task Force or an IASP staff member can serve as a moderator. 

All proposals submitted are subject to approval by the Global Year Task Force and IASP. Scheduling of the webinar is subject to availability. Please note that webinars that include presenters from different countries will be prioritized inline with IASP's efforts for international collaboration. 

2021 has been named the Global Year About Back Pain. The aim of the Global Year is to help clinicians, scientists and the public understand the nature of back pain and the utility of available treatment modalities including special considerations in different populations, such as children and older adults.  Ultimately, the Global Year aims to provide useful, practical and relevant resources to assist a worldwide community in approaching the prevention and treatment of back pain. We invite you to submit your resources related to back pain below for publication on the Global Year website. All resources submitted must be freely available. If you are submitting an event, the event information must be free to access although the event itself does not need to be free. All resources submitted are subject to approval by the Global Year Task Force and IASP.