Research Grants

The American Headache Society is now making it easier for its members to access opportunities for research funding. Please refer back to this page as new opportunities will be posted regularly.

Rita Allen Foundation Award in Pain

Since 2009, the Rita Allen Foundation has awarded annually the Rita Allen Foundation Award in Pain, recognizing emerging experts in basic pain research whose work holds high potential for uncovering new pathways to improve the treatment of chronic pain. Each year, the Foundation typically awards two grants, in the amount of $50,000 per year over three years, to early-career investigators who are pursuing innovative research on mechanisms that initiate and propagate pain in the nervous system. In 2019, three additional pain awards and in 2020 two additional pain awards were awarded by The Rita Allen Foundation with support from the Open Philanthropy Foundation.

Eligible candidates will have completed their training and provided persuasive evidence of distinguished achievement or extraordinary promise for a career in basic science research in pain. Candidates should be in the early stages of their career, with an appointment at the faculty level.

Application deadline: 6 August 2021 (11:59 PM ET)

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Amgen Competitive Grant Program in Migraine Research

Amgen has announced the launch of the Competitive Grant Program in Migraine Research, which will provide an opportunity for early career investigators in the United States to compete for individual grants of US$50,000–150,000 for novel research proposals that seek to advance the medical knowledge of migraine.

The program is limited to proposals from early career investigators (interns, residents, headache medicine fellows, and healthcare professionals within 5 years of completion of training) based in the United States and requires a letter of recommendation from their department or laboratory head.

Application deadline: 3 September 2021 (11:59 PM PT)

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IHS Allied Specialties Scholarship

The IHS Allied Specialities Scholarships aim to develop expertise in the field of headache for allied specialities e.g. nurses, therapists. The Allied Specialities Scholarship will facilitate training through a short-stay scholarship for clinical training or a research project in a major headache center. Applicants must be a qualified nurse or therapist (physiotherapist, occupational therapist, or psychotherapist) and within two years of their appointment at a primary or secondary headache care center.

Application deadline: 11 June 2021

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