American Pain Society Awarded Research Grant from Mayday Fund
CHICAGO, May 31, 2016 – The American Pain Society, www.americanpainsopciety.org, announced today it will receive a two-year research grant of $100,000 from the Mayday Fund to support the organization's Future Leaders in Pain Research Grant Program. The money will fund two $25,000 grants in 2016 and 2017 for basic science research.
Established by APS in 2005, the Future Leaders in Pain Research Grant Program has funded 44 researchers, and the recipients have completed more than 500 scientific publications and have been principal investigators for 47 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants totaling $34.6 million.
The APS grants are awarded for pain research projects of doctoral-prepared investigators who have not yet attained NIH RO1 level funding. The program is designed to encourage young scientists to pursue pain research and eventually develop pilot data for securing obtaining additional major grant funding for continued pain research.
"We are grateful to the Mayday Fund for its generous support of young pain researchers and also for leading the way in activating a major recommendation of the federal government's National Pain Strategy, which is to increase funding for pain research," said APS President David Williams, Ph.D.
About the American Pain Society
Based in Chicago, the American Pain Society (APS) is a multidisciplinary community that brings together a diverse group of scientists, clinicians and other professionals to increase the knowledge of pain and transform public policy and clinical practice to reduce pain-related suffering. APS is the professional home for investigators involved in all aspects of pain research including basic, translational, clinical and health services research to obtain the support and inspiration they need to flourish professionally. APS strongly advocates expansion of high quality pain research to help advance science to achieve effective and responsible pain relief. For more information on APS, visit www.americanpainsociety.org.