Financial Aid Application
As part of its mission, IASP provides financial aid to help those with limited resources attend the World Congress on Pain. In 2018, it awarded a record US$350,000 to more than 330 IASP professionals and trainees in developing countries, as well as trainees in general. Applicants from around the world are invited to apply online for funding.
- Applicants must be IASP members.
- Applicants must be trainee members or members in developing/currency restricted countries1. A trainee is defined as a person currently in training, such as a student, intern, resident, fellow, or postdoc. Applicants will be categorized based upon the country in which they are presently working, studying, or living in determining eligibility and award amounts. (Note: if an applicant is both a trainee AND from a developing country, the applicant should complete the developing country application.)
- No one will be fully funded to attend the Congress. Financial aid is limited to free registration and financial support to offset travel expenses.
- Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a poster abstract to the Congress. Please submit your poster abstract prior to completion of your financial aid application.
- The following activities will be used in judging applications for financial aid:
- Enrollment in a full-time degree program or full-time study in the area of pain and/or employment status and location
- Presentation experience at a national or international scientific meeting
- Applicant’s self-selected “best” publication
- Involvement in research, lab experience, or hospital or university teaching
- Priority will be shown to those applicants who have not received a Congress financial aid grant in the past.
- Applicants must complete the entire application.
1Developing countries are countries with economies classified as “low income” “lower-middle income,” and “upper-middle income,” as defined by the World Bank.