Since 2009, the Rita Allen Foundation has awarded the annual Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award in Pain, which recognizes early-career leaders in basic pain research whose work holds high potential for uncovering new pathways to improve the treatment of chronic pain.
Through the program, early-career investigators will be awarded $150,000 over three years in support of innovative research that focuses on basic science mechanisms of pain. Proposed research projects should be directed toward investigating the molecular biology of pain and/or basic science topics related to developing new analgesics for managing pain. The entire award is made available to projects specifically chosen by the recipient; university overhead (i.e., indirect costs) is not supported.
Applicants must have received committed start-up funds and independent laboratory space from their institution, be within three years of the start date of a tenure track position or equivalent (senior postdocs and associate professors are not eligible), and must conduct their research and be appointed at an institution in the United States or Canada.
Please contact Sara Salmon if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.