December 2016
David Craig, PharmD | Editor


Rita Allen Award Application Now Open

The Rita Allen Foundation (RAF) and APS announce the 2017 Award in Pain. The RAF and APS may award two grants in the amount of $50,000 each annually, for a period of up to 3 years to those research proposals demonstrating the greatest merit and potential for success.

Candidates must 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.

Visit the APS website to learn more about the Rita Allen Foundation Award in Pain, and submit your application until January 16, 2017. Recipients will be notified in April.

Apply now by logging in to the grant portal.

Thank you, 2017 Poster Abstract Submitters!

APS received hundreds of abstracts for poster presentations in Pittsburgh. Primary authors will be notified by e-mail in early January of their abstract's acceptance or rejection. An alphabetical list of primary authors' names will be posted on the APS website shortly thereafter.

Applications Opening Soon for the Young Investigator Travel Award

APS is excited to offer young investigator travel support for the 2017 meeting. A limited number of funding awards will be available to individuals presenting poster abstracts at the meeting, May 17–20, 2017, in Pittsburgh, PA. Applicants may be from any research training background (basic or clinical science, psychology, medicine, or biostatistics) and may be at any level in training, including students, residents, predoctoral trainees, postdoctoral fellows, or those who have completed their postdoctoral training within the last 3 years. All applicants must be APS members and must have an abstract accepted for presentation. Applications from nonmembers will not be considered.

The Young Investigator Travel Award application will be available on the APS website in early January 2017. To apply for funding, visit the APS site and complete the online application. Note that an applicant's abstract must be accepted for presentation before he/she is eligible to submit an application for Young Investigator travel support. The listing of accepted abstracts, by primary author, will be available on the APS website. Please check the abstract acceptance list before applying for a Young Investigator award. Applications must be completed online by February 20, 2017. If you have difficulty completing the application, contact APS staff at 847.375.4715. Applications will be reviewed by the APS Scientific Program Committee. Notifications will be sent to applicants in March. Those applicants selected for the 2017 meeting will receive their travel grants at the Annual Meeting.

APS–University of Pittsburgh CTSI Pain Challenge

APS and the University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) are excited to announce the 2017 Pain Challenge. The application process will open in January, and the award winners will be announced at the APS Annual Scientific Meeting. Visit the University of Pittsburgh CTSI website for initial information about this funding opportunity.