Announcements

  • NIH Pain Consortium Webinar on Institutional Training Grants

    The NIH Pain Consortium webinar series on NIH grant mechanisms in pain research across career stages (training, transition, and independent stages) will have its next session on July 8. 

    The fourth webinar will be held on July 8th, 2021, from 3:00pm-4:15 (U.S. Eastern time), and will focus on Institutional Training Grants.  The goal of this session is to provide an overview of how to write a strong institutional training grant (e.g., T32 grants), including the purpose of these program, eligibility, application process, and application review criteria.

    Primary Target Audience: Mid to Late Career Investigators applying for Institutional Training Grants

    Secondary Target Audience: Early career investigators/trainees

    There is no cost for these webinars, but attendees must register in advance. The link to register can be found here. You may choose to register for any one of the sessions at this time, but we will also send out reminders as each one approaches.

    The webinars will be recorded and after each one concludes it will be posted on the NIH Pain Consortium Website [https://www.painconsortium.nih.gov/meetings-events/seminars-workshops/nih-pain-consortium-grant-mechanism-webinar-series] for those who are unable to participate live and for future reference.

    If you have any questions about these webinars, please feel free to contact one of the program directors listed below. We look forward to your participation.

    Sincerely,

    Inna Belfer, PhD
    Program Director, NCCIH (inna.belfer@nih.gov)

    DP Mohapatra, PhD
    Program Director, NINDS (dp.mohapatra@nih.gov)

    Laura Wandner, PhD
    Program Director, NINDS (laura.wandner@nih.gov)

     

    Webinar Title

    Date of the Webinar

    Institutional Training Grants

    July 8th

    ESI, NI, and Established Investigators

    August 12th

    Therapeutic Development

    September 9th

    Clinical Phased Mechanisms

    October14th

    NIH staff roles in the process and high-level overview of before and after grant submission

    December 9th

    Preparing/writing the application/submitting the grant

    January 13th

    How to build a budget

    February 10th

    Programs to support technology development

    March 10th

  • NIH Pain Consortium Webinar on Early Career Grants

    The NIH Pain Consortium continues its webinar series on NIH grant mechanisms in pain research across career stages (training, transition and independent stages). The third webinar, Early Career Grants, will be held on June 10, 2021, from 3:00pm-4:15 (U.S. Eastern time).  The goal of this session is to provide an overview of select Career Development Award (K) grant mechanisms intended for postdoctoral researchers (K99/R00), junior clinical investigators (K08), and mid-career investigators (K02). This session will highlight the distinct features of these programs, applicant eligibility, and tips to consider in preparing an application. The presentation will also discuss the importance of contacting and communicating with NIH program officials when preparing NIH grant applications.

     Primary Target Audience: Postdoctoral, Junior and Mid-Career Investigators

    There is no cost for these webinars, but attendees must register in advance. The link to register can be found here. You may choose to register for any one of the sessions at this time, but we will also send out reminders as each one approaches.

    The webinars will be recorded and after each one concludes it will be posted on the NIH Pain Consortium Website [https://www.painconsortium.nih.gov/meetings-events/seminars-workshops/nih-pain-consortium-grant-mechanism-webinar-series] for those who are unable to participate live and for future reference.

    If you have any questions about these webinars, please feel free to contact one of the program directors listed below. We look forward to your participation.

    Sincerely,

    Inna Belfer, PhD
    Program Director, NCCIH (inna.belfer@nih.gov)

    DP Mohapatra, PhD
    Program Director, NINDS (dp.mohapatra@nih.gov)

    Laura Wandner, PhD
    Program Director, NINDS (laura.wandner@nih.gov)

    Webinar Title

    Date of the Webinar

    Early Career Grants

    June 10th

    Institutional Training Grants

    July 8th

    ESI, NI, and Established Investigators

    August 12th

    Technology Development/Therapeutic Development

    September 9th

    Clinical Phased Mechanisms

    October14th

    NIH staff roles in the process and high-level overview of before and after grant submission

    December 9th

    Preparing/writing the application/submitting the grant

    January 13th

    How to build a budget

    February 10th

     

  • NIH Pain Research Workforce Survey

    On behalf of the Office of Pain Policy and Planning, within the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at NIH. As part of our mission to help advance the science behind pain and pain management, the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee recently identified a potential shortage of clinical pain researchers as an issue that could have an adverse effect on progress in our field.

    In response, we are trying to understand reasons why clinicians with an interest in pain may or may not decide to embark on a career in clinical pain research. To help us identify these reasons, we have developed a survey that we hope will help us understand the factors that are influencing these career choices.

    If you are a clinician who has an interest in pain, whether or not you have ever participated in formal clinical research, we would be grateful if you could respond to the survey located at this link.

    The survey should take 5 minutes or less to complete. All responses will be anonymous. While most questions are multiple choice, you will also have an opportunity to more fully elaborate on your reasons for pursuing, or declining to pursue, a research career. Ultimately, we hope to use this information in an analysis that may be published to help inform the broader pain research community about workforce development needs.

    Please feel free to reach out to Laura Wandner or Andrew Siddons with any questions or comments about the survey itself. Thank you for your consideration.


    Sincerely,

    Laura Wandner, PhD
    Program Director
    Office of Pain Policy & Planning
    NIH/NINDS
    Laura.Wandner@nih.gov 

    Andrew Siddons, MPH [C]
    Scientific technical writer
    N4 Solutions, LLC
    Office of Pain Policy & Planning
    NIH/NINDS
    andrew.siddons@nih.gov

  • NRSA Fellowship (F) Award Mechanisms Webinar on May 13

    The NIH Pain Consortium has recently developed a webinar series on NIH grant mechanisms in pain research across career stages (training, transition and independent stages).

    The second webinar will be held on May 13, 2021, from 3:00pm-4:15 (U.S. Eastern time), and will focus on NRSA Fellowship (F) Award Mechanisms.  The goal of this session is to provide an overview of Individual NRSA Fellowships (F30, F31, F32 awards) and Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transitions (F99/K00 awards), including the purpose of these programs, eligibility, application process, and application review criteria. The presentation will also navigate through the process of finding accurate & updated information on funding opportunities, policies, NIH Institution/Center-specific program requirements, and on how & when to contact and communicate with NIH program officials regarding your fellowship grant applications.

    Primary Target Audience: Predoctoral (both graduate and dual-degree programs) and Postdoctoral Trainees

    Secondary Target Audience: Faculties and Mentors of Trainees

    There is no cost for these webinars, but attendees must register in advance. The link to register can be found here. You may choose to register for any one of the sessions at this time, but we will also send out reminders as each one approaches.

    The webinars will be recorded and after each one concludes it will be posted on the NIH Pain Consortium Website [https://www.painconsortium.nih.gov/meetings-events/seminars-workshops/nih-pain-consortium-grant-mechanism-webinar-series] for those who are unable to participate live and for future reference.

    If you have any questions about these webinars, please feel free to contact one of the program directors listed below. We look forward to your participation.

    Inna Belfer, PhD
    Program Director, NCCIH (inna.belfer@nih.gov)

    DP Mohapatra, PhD
    Program Director, NINDS (dp.mohapatra@nih.gov)

    Laura Wandner, PhD
    Program Director, NINDS (laura.wandner@nih.gov)

    Webinar Title

    Date of the Webinar

    1. Pre-Clinical and Translational Training Grants

    May 13th

    1. Early Career Grants

    June 10th

    1. Institutional Training Grants

    July 8th

    1. ESI, NI, and Established Investigators

    August 12th

    1. Technology Development/Therapeutic Development

    September 9th

    1. Clinical Phased Mechanisms

    October14th

    1. NIH staff roles in the process and high-level overview of before and after grant submission

    December 9th

    1. Preparing/writing the application/submitting the grant

    January 13th

    1. How to build a budget

    February 10th

     

  • NIH Pain Consortium: Grant Mechanism Webinar Series

    We are reaching out to announce that the NIH Pain Consortium has developed a webinar series on NIH grant mechanisms in pain research across career stages (training, transition and independent stages).

    The first webinar will be held on April 8, 2021, from 3:00pm-4:15 (U.S. Eastern time), and will focus on clinical mentoring grants. There will be nine more webinars on other grant types held over subsequent months; please see the schedule in the registration link or at the end of this email for the full list of topics and dates.

    The goal of this webinar series is to inform the pain research community of funding opportunities and other resources provided by the NIH. Each webinar will cover information on specific types of grant mechanisms and funding opportunities at individual career stages.

    Each webinar will last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, and will consist of recorded presentations on specific types of grant mechanisms followed by a live question and answer session. NIH program staff from multiple NIH institutes and centers participating in the NIH Pain Consortium will be available for discussion and answering specific questions.    

    There is no cost for these webinars, but attendees must register in advance. The link to register can be found here. You may choose to register for any one of the sessions at this time, but we will also send out reminders as each one approaches.

    The webinars will be recorded and after each one concludes it will be posted on the NIH Pain Consortium Website [https://www.painconsortium.nih.gov/] for those who are unable to participate live and for future reference.

    Please consider joining us to learn about the wide range of training and funding opportunities in pain research available from NIH, as well as policies and procedures on application preparation, submission, selection and award processes, and post-award monitoring/reviews.

    If you have any questions about these webinars, please feel free to contact one of the program directors listed below. We look forward to your participation.

    Sincerely,

    Inna Belfer, PhD

    Program Director, NCCIH (inna.belfer@nih.gov)

    DP Mohapatra, PhD

    Program Director, NINDS (dp.mohapatra@nih.gov)

    Laura Wandner, PhD

    Program Director, NINDS (laura.wandner@nih.gov)

    Webinar Title

    Date of the Webinar

    Clinical Mentoring Grants

    April 8th

    Pre-Clinical and Translational Training Grants

    May 13th

    Early Career Grants

    June 10th

    Institutional Training Grants

    July 8th

    ESI, NI, and Established Investigators

    August 12th

    Technology Development/Therapeutic Development

    September 9th

    Clinical Phased Mechanisms

    October14th

    NIH staff roles in the process and high-level overview of before and after grant submission

    December 9th

    Preparing/writing the application/submitting the grant

    January 13th

    How to build a budget

    February 10th