IASP Congress Awards

Applications for all awards are now open. Deadline for submission is December 15, 2017.

At each Congress, IASP presents the following awards to recognize IASP members and their contribution to the field of pain. IASP currently presents eight awards at each Congress.

Awards List

IASP Excellence in Pain Research and Management in Developing Countries

The IASP Excellence in Pain Research and Management in Developing Countries Award recognizes and promotes excellence in pain research and management in developing countries, as defined by the World Bank (see list of eligible countries). IASP will present an award at the World Congress on Pain to an individual or team that has achieved a level of excellence in programs of either basic science research in pain or pain management OR clinical research or practice and/or policy changes in pain management in the developing world. The award is intended to facilitate attendance of an individual or a small group of individuals at the World Congress.

Award:

  • Free registration and a grant for applicants from developing countries (per the World Bank List) of up to US$10,000 toward the cost of attending the World Congress on Pain. Note: If multiple awards are given, this sum will be split among winners.
  • Two years of free membership in IASP, including a subscription to PAIN for each member of the team or individual awardee.
  • Plaque to be presented at the World Congress on Pain.
  • A choice of three books from the IASP Press catalog per each award.

Eligibility Requirements:

    • The award may be given to a named individual or to a group of individuals forming a working team of not more than five individuals.
    • The award will recognize excellence in a pain research or management program developed and carried out only within the setting of one or more of the eligible countries (see list of eligible countries).
    • The principal organizer must be based in a developing country and must be a member of IASP.
    • There are no restrictions as to the professional qualifications, ages, or affiliations of the awardees.
    • Those who received an award from this program in the previous year are not eligible to
    • The recipient(s) should be prepared to attend the World Congress on Pain®.

Nominations should include the following (all applications must be submitted in English):

  • A letter of nomination by an external nominating body. This can be an academic or medical non-profit organization or a group of not less than three individuals of which at least one should be a member of IASP of more than one year standing. There are no restrictions as to the geographical origin of the nominating bodies. The letter should:
    • provide the name of the nominee(s)
    • explain the reasons for the nomination
    • outline the work carried out by the nominee(s)
  • Curriculum vitae (please use IASP template linked below) for each nominee
  • Documented evidence of the work carried out in the program. This could be a bibliography of publications resulting from the research, copies of syllabi, curricula developed, program schedules, evaluation forms, or other educational or research materials explaining the work carried out in the field of pain. The document cannot exceed 10 pages.

To nominate an individual or team, complete the online application in English and submit the requested supporting documents as outlined. If you have any questions, please email grants@iasp-pain.org  or call +1-202-856-7400.

Nominations will be reviewed and decision made by the Fellowships, Grants and Awards Working Group.


Patrick D. Wall Young Investigator Award for Basic Science

The Patrick D. Wall Young Investigator Award was initiated in 1987 to honor individuals who have achieved a level of independence as a scholar in the field of pain. IASP will present the award at the World Congress on Pain®.

Award:

  • Cash award of US$2,500
  • Economy airfare to the Congress, accommodation, and a free Congress registration
  • Plaque to be presented at the World Congress

Eligibility Requirements

  • The candidate must be younger than 40 years of age
  • The candidate needs to be a current IASP member
  • The candidate should have performed independent research (the most recent work should not have been done under supervision of a senior scientist)
  • Only work published in international refereed journals or periodicals will be considered
  • The candidate may be proposed by a senior scientist or may personally apply for this prize
  • The recipient should be prepared to attend the IASP World Congress on Pain

Nominations should include the following (all applications must be submitted in English)

  • Letter of nomination, including a statement that the candidate has achieved a level of independence as a scholar, or for self-nomination, a letter describing such level of independence
  • The candidate’s curriculum vitae (please use IASP template linked below)

To nominate an individual or apply for the award, complete the online application in English and submit the requested supporting documents as outlined.  If you have any questions, please email grants@iasp-pain.org  or call +1-202-856-7400.

Nominations will be reviewed and a decision made by the Fellowships, Grants, and Awards Working Group.


Ulf Lindblom Young Investigator Award for Clinical Science

The Ulf Lindblom Young Investigator Award for Clinical Science was initiated in 2008 to honor an individual who has achieved a level of independence as a scholar in the field of pain (in clinical science). IASP will present the award at the World Congress on Pain®.

Award

  • Cash award of US$2,500
  • Economy airfare to the Congress, accommodation, and a free Congress registration
  • Plaque to be presented at the Congress

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The candidate must be younger than 40 years of age
  • The candidate must be a current IASP member
  • The candidate should have performed independent research; i.e., the most recent work should not have been done under supervision of a senior scientist
  • Only work published in international refereed journals or periodicals will be considered
  • The candidate may be proposed by a senior scientist, or may personally apply for this prize
  • The recipient should be prepared to attend the World Congress on Pain®

Nominations should include the following (all applications must be submitted in English):

  • Letter of nomination including a statement that the candidate has achieved a level of independence as a scholar, or for self-nomination, a letter describing such level of independence.
  • The candidate’s curriculum vitae (please use IASP template linked below).

To nominate an individual or apply for the award, complete the online application in English and submit the requested supporting documents as outline.  If you have any questions, please email grants@iasp-pain.org  or call +1-202-856-7400.

Nominations will be reviewed and decision made by the Fellowships, Grants and Awards Working Group.


Ronald Dubner Research Prize

The Ronald Dubner Research Prize honors the best clinical or basic science research paper, series of papers, or doctoral thesis in the field of pain, published or in press, while in training as a student, intern, resident, predoctoral fellow, postdoctoral fellow, or equivalent.  IASP will present the award at the World Congress on Pain®.

Award:

  • Cash award of US$2,500
  • Economy airfare to the Congress, accommodation, and a free World Congress registration
  • Plaque to be presented at the World Congress on Pain®

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The candidate must be younger than 35 years of age
  • The candidate should have worked mainly under the guidance and supervision of senior researchers
  • Only work published in international refereed journals or periodicals will be considered
  • The candidate should be proposed by a senior researcher who provides an expert opinion on the scientific standing of the candidate
  • The recipient should be prepared to attend the World Congress on Pain®

Nominations should include the following (all applications must be submitted in English):

  • A letter of nomination by the trainee’s mentor including statements as to why the paper or papers is important and verification that the nominee was in training at the time the paper was published or in press;
  • A candidate’s curriculum vitae (please use IASP template linked below).

To nominate an individual or apply for the award, complete the online application in English and submit the requested supporting documents as outline.  If you have any questions, please email grants@iasp-pain.org  or call +1-202-856-7400.

Nominations will be reviewed and a decision made by the Fellowships, Grants, and Awards Working Group.


Philip A. Spiegel IASP Congress Trainee Scholarship

* To be considered, trainees must first apply for Congress financial aid. There is no application process specifically for this award. The award will be presented to the trainee who receives the highest score on his or her financial aid application . *

This scholarship was established in 2011 by IASP and the friends and family of Philip A. Spiegel, a young medical researcher and IASP member who died December 22, 2010, in San Mateo, California, USA. He suffered from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and was planning to enter medical school to study pain management.

Award:

  • Complimentary World Congress registration
  • Airfare (economy class) to the Congress and accommodation expenses
  • Plaque to be presented at the World Congress on Pain®

Eligibility and Selection:

This award is for trainees only. To be considered, trainees must apply for Congress financial aid. The award will be presented to the trainee who receives the highest score on his or her financial aid application.

The following activities will be used in judging applications for financial aid:

  • Enrollment in a full-time degree program or in full-time study in the area of pain and/or employment status and location
  • Presentation at a national or international scientific meeting
  • Applicant’s self-selected “best” publication
  • Involvement in research, lab experience, or hospital or university teaching

For more information on Congress financial aid and to submit your application, please view the Guidelines for Financial Aid Applications.

To donate to the Philip A. Spiegel IASP Congress Trainee Scholarship, visit the “Contribute to IASP” page on the IASP website or send your contribution via post to:

Philip A. Spiegel IASP Congress Trainee Scholarship Fund
c/o International Association for the Study of Pain
1510 H St. N.W., Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005-1020 USA

Developing/Currency Restricted Countries

Individuals from the following countries are eligible for:

  • Financial Aid for the World Congress on Pain®
  • IASP® Award for Excellence in Pain Research and Management
  • IASP® Developing Countries Project: Initiative for Improving Pain Education
  • IASP® Developing Countries Collaborative Research Grants

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