Applications open November 1, 2012 and close January 17, 2013.
The Rita Allen Foundation (RAF) and American Pain Society (APS) announce the 2013 Award in Pain. The RAF and APS may award two grants in the amount of $50,000 annually, for a period of up to three years to those research proposals demonstrating the greatest merit and potential for success.
Eligible candidates will have completed their training and provided persuasive evidence of distinguished achievement or extraordinary promise in basic science research in pain. Candidates should be in the early stages of their career with an appointment at faculty level. The entire award is to be allocated to projects specifically chosen by the recipient. Overhead is not supported.
Proposed research projects should be directed towards the molecular biology of pain and/or basic science topics related to the development of new analgesics for the management of pain due to terminal illness.
Applications may be submitted online and will be due by midnight Eastern Time on January 17, 2013. Grant awards will be announced in April of 2013 and funds will be awarded for the initial twelve month grant period upon satisfactory execution of the grant agreement between the RAF and the grant recipient's institution. For any questions regarding the application please see the detailed Program Guidelines at
The application must include a written proposal in English of no more than six pages, including a page of no more than 20 references, and curriculum vitae. The candidate's application must include a letter of support from the Department Chair or Institute Head demonstrating strong support for the candidate's proposed research and career development. Two other required letters of support are from the candidate's PhD advisor, and a mentor who has impacted the candidate's research. The candidate will provide the email contact information for the individuals requested to submit letters of support and each individual will be contacted by the online system requesting that their letters be uploaded directly into the candidate's application. The candidate should list current and pending research support from all sources.
To be eligible for the Rita Allen Foundation Award in Pain the applicant:
• Must demonstrate the strong support of the appropriate administrators and Department Chair or Institute Head.
• Should have been on a tenure track for no more than three years and support will be reconsidered if a Rita Allen Foundation Scholar is awarded tenure.
• Must conduct the research and be appointed at an institution in the United States or Canada.
Grant Budget and Grantee Obligations:
• Eligible grant expenses may include Principal Investigator salary but not institutional overhead
• Recipients are required to submit a 500 word annual progress report and a financial report to the RAF in accordance with the terms of the grant agreement.
• Investigators are required to present an abstract presentation of the sponsored research at a future Annual Meeting of the APS.
For additional information contact APS at 847-375-4715 or firstname.lastname@example.org.