At the USASP, we believe that diverse voices and approaches are required to address the substantial challenge and cost of reducing the burden of pain.  We strive to entwine diverse perspectives into all aspects of our work, including our membership and leadership, our interactions with other professional organizations and the community, our educational activities and engagement with early career investigators, and our national role in advocating for improved pain relief. Therefore, the USASP will continue to support incorporating individuals from underrepresented and disadvantaged/underprivileged backgrounds to enhance our diversity, promote equity, and model an inclusive and accessible organization.

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Call for Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award in Pain is Now Open

Applicants should submit proposals for research topics that are directed toward the molecular biology of pain and/or basic science topics related to the development of new analgesics for the management of pain. Completed applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM EASTERN TIME on December 14, 2023. Applications are reviewed by a Selection Committee that includes past Award in Pain recipients, as well as other leading pain researchers. Grant awards will be announced in the summer of 2024. Please click the link below for more information about eligibility, application requirements, and past award recipients.

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Apply for an NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRP) Award!

We are excited to announce that the NIH is accepting applications for the Extramural LRP until November 16, 2023.  By applying for this two-year LRP award, you have the opportunity to get up to $100,000 of your qualified educational loan debt repaid by the NIH. You can also visit the LRP website and watch our informative overview video.

The deadline to submit an Extramural LRP application this year is November 16, 2023.

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