• 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 [] 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.


    Inna Belfer, PhD

    Program Director, NCCIH (

    DP Mohapatra, PhD

    Program Director, NINDS (

    Laura Wandner, PhD

    Program Director, NINDS (

    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


    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