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You are receiving this email because you have indicated that you would like to be part the BC Pain Research Network.
Dear BC Pain Research Network members,
We are pleased that our Network’s website is now live! To be included in the website’s directory of pain researchers in British Columbia, please complete this brief form. We hope the minimal time commitment in providing this information will be rewarded with outstanding networking, education and collaboration opportunities, with the ultimate goal of encouraging more and better research on pain and its management in our province.
We will post the following information you provide on the researcher directory:  Your name, job title, institution, website, email address, research area (CIHR themes) and a brief summary of your research interests. 
Thank you for your participation.
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Congratulations to Dr. Paul Yong and team, Prof. Murat Aydede and team, and Prof. Dan Weary and team for your successfully funded workshop proposals titled: “Pelvic Pain and Vulvar Pain in Women: Seeking a Unified Approach”, “Pain Science and Pain Ethics: Exploring the Intersection”, and “Assessing Pain Without Verbal Self-Report: A Cross-Disciplinary Exploration”, respectively. Stay tuned for details on scheduling, program agendas, and opportunities to participate.
Congratulations to BC Pain Research Network Profs. Alex Scott, Kip Kramer, and Ken Craig for their project selected by the Scientific Awards Committee as this year’s recipient of the Pain Science Grant from the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada. Alex is leading the team and will examine the mechanisms of chronic tendon pain. The goal is to gain a better understanding of the nature of peripheral and central nervous system alterations in people with chronic rotator cuff pathology and shoulder pain. Dr Kenneth Craig, psychology professor emeritus and Director of the BC Pain Research Network will help interpret the cognitive/affective effects of pain in the patient group.
Congratulations to Dr. Paul Yong for winning one of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health and Research 2018 Health Professional-Investigator awards for his research on Sexual pain in endometriosis: Role of somatic mutations. The awards support health professionals who are actively involved in patient care to conduct and apply research relevant to health and/or the health system.
Summary of BC Pain Research Network Activities: 
Colloquia: We organized and co-sponsored our first colloquium with the UBC Department of Psychology on April 19; and had the pleasure of hearing Prof. Jeff Mogil speak about his current research and the problems faced when trying to translate animal model work into successful clinical trials. Jeff also led a stimulating discussion on lessons learned as the Director of the The Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain at McGill University, including tips on how to formalize our thinking in developing and sustaining our Network.  
Seminars: We held a Network Meet and Greet Seminar on April 25, and a Trainee Organizational Meet and Greet on April 11. We had the pleasure to hear from Angela Heino and Nicki Kahnamoui, and welcomed 17 trainees to be active participants in the Network. We asked Angela and Nicki to provide a short summary of their talks, and brief bios from our trainees, and have included these below:
Angela Heino MSN RN: Angela spoke about her MSN project that explores the creation of pain profiles drawing on multiple sources of information, to better understand the chronic pain experiences of women who have experienced violence. Intimate partner violence is a critically urgent public health issue worldwide, and violence and trauma have multiple short- and long-term health effects including chronic pain, which can have profoundly negative impacts on both “body and soul.” Current approaches to understanding and managing pain are primarily based on a Westernized view of health and illness. Diversity in knowledge and perspectives is missing from clinical practice, nursing education, and research, and is needed to improve pain assessment and management practices for clients.
The unique circumstances and experiences of Indigenous women were used to illustrate the usefulness of the pain profiles as a case in point. In Canada, Indigenous women experience higher levels of violence and trauma as a result of interpersonal violence, historical trauma, and ongoing socio-economic inequities and systemic racism than non-Indigenous women. When Indigenous women seek health care for pain, they often report a lack of culturally safe and appropriate services and are often labeled as “drug-seeking” which can cause further delays or avoiding seeking care. A more nuanced understanding of pain may help to guide the implementation of more culturally safe, trauma-and-violence informed health practices and services, strengthen nursing curriculum around pain assessment and management, and help improve the overall well-being and quality of life of all women who have experienced violence.
Nicki Kahnamoui: Nicki spoke about Pain BC’s unique position in engaging researchers, health care providers, policy makers and other constituents in informing research and knowledge translation efforts. Research is one of Pain BC’s strategic priorities. With the voice and experience of people living in pain at the centre of all its activities, Pain BC partners with the research community to use existing knowledge to inform policy and practice, and to determine and address gaps in existing knowledge. Nicki provided examples of existing partnerships between Pain BC and researchers. If you’re interested in exploring possible partnerships, contact Nicki at
We are delighted to be able to introduce a few BC Pain Research Network trainees:
Abdul Albilali MD: Neurology Fellow in the UBC Headache Clinic.
Myfanwy Bakker: PhD student in clinical psychology with Sue Holtzman at UBC Okanagan campus.
Itai Bavli: PhD candidate in Public health and social science at UBC, with current focus on pharmaceutical regulation, ethical regulatory standards and science communication.
Katelynn Boerner PhD: Boerner received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Dalhousie University, where she conducted research at the IWK Centre for Pediatric Pain Research under the supervision of Dr. Christine Chambers. Her research and clinical interests are in understanding the biopsychosocial factors involved in the developmental trajectory of youth with chronic pain, with a particular interest in the impact of sex and gender. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at BC Children’s Hospital.
Tessa Cheng: PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Health Sciences at SFU and trainee with the BC Centre on Substance Use. Her research focuses on nonmedical prescription opioid use among people in Vancouver who also use illicit drugs. She holds a Masters in Public Policy from SFU and is currently working as a Health Research Development Officer in UBC’s SPARC (Support Programs to Advance Research Capacity) office.
Desmond Fung: M.Sc student working in the UBC Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics. His PI is Dr. Stephan Schwarz and he also works closely with Drs. Puil and MacLeod. His thesis project involves studying the efficacy and toxicity of quaternary lidocaine derivatives as local anesthetic agents intended for the treatment of chronic pain.
Tim Fung: PhD candidate with Dr. Bernard MacLeod in the UBC Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, investigating the pain-relieving effects of the unnatural amino acid ACBC.
Alessio Gallina: PhD Candidate from physical therapy at UBC with an interest in pain and experimental musculoskeletal pain models.
Katrina Genuis MD: Second year anesthesiology resident at UBC studying the intersection between medicine and the humanities, the relationship between the physiologic aspects of existence and the metaphysical qualities of being.
Angela Heino MSN RN: Has worked in various health care settings as a RN across 3 Canadian provinces and also volunteered as a nurse with a NGO in Uganda on 3 separate occasions. She recently completed her MSN at UBC with Dr. Colleen Varcoe. Her project is titled "Toward a better understanding of the chronic pain experiences of Indigenous women who experience violence: Implications for nursing education, practice, and research." She is interested in helping to develop more culturally safe, trauma-and-violence informed tools to assess pain. She is also interested in strengthening nursing curriculum around pain assessment and treatment with the goal of helping to improve the health care experiences and the overall wellbeing and quality of life of women who have experienced violence. She currently works full time as faculty and as the interim learning strategy and quality control coordinator at Douglas College.
Curtis May: MD student at UBC. To date, he has participated in practice-based research and quality improvement in the context of a chronic pain clinic, with a focus on descriptive study of demographics and the social determinants of health in practice populations. He has also participated in systematic reviews to assess efficacy of therapies for chronic pain. As a medical student, his research interests are quite broad but include epidemiology and population health, health services research, including ways to improve efficacy and delivery of chronic pain care, social determinants of health and their interaction with treatment outcomes, practice-based research and quality improvement, as well as clinical evaluation of treatment efficacy.
Ellen Stephenson: PhD Student with Dr. Anita DeLongis at UBC. She is interested in understanding the interpersonal processes surrounding how people come together to cope with stress and maintain their health and wellbeing. Much of her work takes a dyadic approach to coping, using data collected from both members of a couple to examine the ways in which partners influence each other throughout the coping process. She is interested in how couples cope with chronic illness as well as how they can encourage the prevention of illness and the maintenance of adaptive health behaviours.
Ainsley Sutherland MD PhD: Ainsley Sutherland completed her PhD in Experimental Medicine at UBC focusing on genetic susceptibility to infection and severe sepsis. She completed her medical training at the University of Toronto and a clinical fellowship in Transitional and Chronic Pain at Toronto General Hospital. She is now a staff anesthesiologist and pain physician at St. Paul’s Hospital. Her research interests are in prevention and treatment of chronic post-surgical pain and opioid weaning.
Michelle Thiessen: MA Student in Clinical Psychology with Prof. Zack Walsh at the UBC Okanagan campus who is researching cannabis and pain – specifically, examining hyperalgesia in response to acute pain between regular and naïve cannabis users.
Kara Turcotte: PhD candidate in clinical psychology at UBC - Okanagan campus with Sue Holtzman. She is interested in pain assessment research, the developmental trajectory of pain response and pain perception over the lifetime; the psychosocial aspects of the pain experience and pain perception; emotional regulation; attachment relationships; catastrophizing; alexithymia; and behavioral coding.
Kate Wahl: MSc student in School of Population and Public Health at UBC, working with Prof. Susan Cox and Dr. Paul Yong on issues around validating instruments for measuring dyspareunia in order to understand the sexual pain experienced by people with endometriosis.
Ella Weik: PhD student in Neuroscience at UBC, supervised by Dr. Christine Tipper and Dr. Tim Oberlander, investigating the underlying brain mechanisms of placebo-like analgesia in children and youth.
UBC Committee Meeting: We held a meeting May 2, with a panel of reviewers to discuss funding workshop proposals. We are delighted with the results and happy to support 3 proposals. Next meeting will be to establish an organizing committee for Pain Day, our campus wide outreach and community building event to be held in the fall.
Upcoming Events 
Jason McDougall Colloquium: Cannabis and Joints: The Promise of Cannabinoids to Treat Arthritis, May 15 at 12:30 pm in Centre for Brain Health, Rudy North Lecture Theatre (LL 101), 2215 Wesbrook Mall Vancouver BC, V6T 1Z4. BC Pain Research Network and the UBC Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics are delighted to co-host Prof. Jason McDougall from Dalhousie University. His talk will address the use of cannabidiol to manage joint pain and inflammation, as well as prevent the development of peripheral neuropathy and neuropathic pain in osteoarthritic patients. A reception will follow at 2:30 pm in the University Centre VIP room, 6331 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2. To allow us to provide adequate food and beverage at the afternoon reception, please RSVP to Stacey Herzer; For more information click here
How to attend remotely:
Note: Use a computer. Mobile devices (smart phones, tablets) are not supported.
  1. Web-browser: In Chrome browser, go to and enter 30301
  2. Telephone (Audio-bridge): Dial toll-free phone number, 1-844-521-0666, followed by 30301, followed by #
Bonnie Stevens Colloquium: Innovative Knowledge Translation Strategies to Narrow the Research to Practice Gap in Infant Pain, June 4 at 12:30 pm in Centre for Brain Health, Rudy North Lecture Theatre (LL 101), 2215 Wesbrook Mall Vancouver BC, V6T 1Z4. BC Pain Research Network and the UBC School of Nursing are delighted to co-host Prof. Bonnie Stevens from University of Toronto. She is the current Director of the University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain, and will talk about pain in infants and knowledge translation. The colloquium will be followed by a discussion session and reception at 2:30 pm at the VIP room in the University Centre, 6331 Crescent Road, Room 307, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z2. Prof. Stevens will share her experience of forming a pain research network in Toronto. The reception is open to all BC Pain Research Network members, trainees, and guests. To allow us to provide adequate food and beverage at the afternoon reception, please RSVP to Stacey Herzer;
How to attend remotely:
Note: Use a computer. Mobile devices (smart phones, tablets) are not supported.
  1. Web-browser: In Chrome browser, go to and enter 30302
  2. Telephone (Audio-bridge): Dial toll-free phone number, 1-844-521-0666, followed by 30302, followed by #
Joel Lexchin Seminar: How Purdue Pharma was allowed to push OxyContin in Canada, May 17, at 3:00 pm in School of Population and Public Health room B104, 2206 East Mall Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3. The W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics presents: Dr. Joel Lexchin from York University to speak about the tactics that Purdue pharma used in its promotion of OxyContin and the weakness in regulatory standards in Canada that allowed the promotion.  For more information click here
Meet and Greet Seminar Series: The next meet and greet seminar will be May 31 from 5:30-7:00 pm in the UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, room 3110, 2405 Wesbrook Mall. The seminar will focus on different aspects of the opioid crisis. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Our three speakers will be:
  • Christian Schuetz: The link between Pain and Addiction within the context of the current opioid overdose crisis
  • Tessa Cheng: Initiation trajectories of nonmedical prescription opioid use and related risks among people who use illegal drugs in Vancouver, Canada
  • Itai Bavli: OxyContin abuse: Ethical issues regarding post-market regulation by Health Canada
Please RSVP to Stacey Herzer; If you are willing to be a speaker at our next meeting, please let Stacey know, we are looking for 3 volunteers to give a 10 min talk followed by feedback and open discussion.
BC Pain Research Network Trainee Meet and Greet Seminar: Late June. All interested trainees are welcome and encouraged to attend. This meeting will be an informal seminar where you can give a short talk about your current projects or a great paper you recently read to stimulate discussion and feedback from your peers and mentors. More details to follow. Check the events calendar for updates.
Grant Related meetings:
Forging Effective SSH Partnerships with Non-Academic Organizations: The Researcher’s Perspective May 14 at 12:30 pm in Michael Smith Labs Room 102, located at 2185 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3. SPARC invites you to join a panel discussion to explore partnerships with the public, industry, and not-for-profit sectors. Panel members will share their unique experiences of building thriving collaborative research projects with non-academic partners. For more info click here
Suffering, Stories, and Healing: Narrative Medicine Tools for Health Care Providers | Webinar by Dr. Katrina Genuis, May 30, at 12:00 pm
This webinar will explore the difference between pain and suffering, focusing on suffering as the dimension of existence we aim to heal when pain is intractable. Underpinning our discussion with philosophical and theological explorations of the concept of suffering, we will focus on the role of Narrative Medicine in the care of chronic pain patients. Suffering may relate to narrative wreckage, a sense that one’s life story is halted and the life-giving components of identity are destroyed, leaving only a hopeless, plotless vision of the future.
Learning objectives:
Differentiate between pain and suffering
Re-focus care on an alleviating patient’s experience of suffering rather than pain alone
Explain the basics of narrative medicine and the reason why it is critical in chronic pain medicine
Practical narrative medicine tools to aid in conversations with those in pain
NIH Annual Pain Consortium Symposium: At the Intersection of Pain Management and the Opioid Crisis
May 31- June 1
The NIH Pain Consortium sponsors an annual symposium on a significant topic relevant to pain. This symposium features NIH supported researchers whose work has made an important contribution to pain research. In addition to speakers and panel sessions, there is a poster session featuring early career investigators. Researchers with the best abstracts are selected to give an oral presentation, and the best presenter receives the Mitchell Max Award for Best Poster.
The 2018 symposium, “From Science to Society: At the Intersection of Chronic Pain Management and the Opioid Crisis”, will feature panel sessions on the Intersection of Pain, Reward & Opioid Tolerance; The BRAIN Initiative: Harnessing Technology for Pain Research; and Disparities in Clinical Pain Management.
The keynote address titled “Unintended Consequences: Ensuring Access to Pain Control during an Opioid Epidemic” will be delivered by Judith A. Paice, PhD, RN, Northwestern University.
A poster session will include a broad selection of current pain research findings presented by junior investigators. Please note the poster session is by invitation only. Members of the extramural scientific community, the NIH scientific community, health care providers, and the public are invited to attend. 
The event is free and open to the public.
We encourage in-person attendance, but for those unable to attend in-person, the meeting will be videocast live.  
View the agenda here and register here for in-person and webcast attendees.
Funding Opportunities: 
College of Reviewers (College) Associate Membership Progression Program
  • The College has launched its Membership Progression Program to allow those individuals who do not currently meet all of the academic membership selection criteria to become a part of the College.
  • The Program provides:
    • A College membership opportunity for new or less experienced reviewers;
    • Learning and support activities to build, develop and enhance reviewing skills;
    • Hands-on peer review experience to reinforce how to conduct quality reviews.
  • To be eligible to participate in this program, you must meet the following criteria:
    • Research/Professional experience: Academic/professional appointment; and at least one federally funded (or equivalent) peer reviewed grant as a Principal Investigator;
    • Knowledge and experience within CIHR’s mandate; and
    • Review Experience: Peer reviewer for less than two competitions at CIHR or other recognized organization
  • To express your interest, please send your current CV to
  • Fund research in biomedical, clinical, health systems services, and population health that has the potential to have a significant impact on maternal, reproductive, child and youth health outcomes according to the mandates of the participating CIHR institutes.
  • $35,000/year for up to 3 years. The CIHR contribution must be matched at 1:1 (cash only) by the successful applicant’s host institution and/or other partner(s).
  • Registration deadline: April 17
  • Application deadline: May 15
  • Supports innovative, interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects, requiring participation from the natural sciences or engineering community together with the health sciences community.
  • Requires the translation of the research results to knowledge/technology users (KTUs) and related stakeholders outside the academic or training environment
  • Must include training opportunities for trainees
  • A special call: Artificial Intelligence (AI): Health and Society is being supported by CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC within this funding opportunity ($5.975M).
  • LOI Due May 29, 2018
  • To address the short-term research needs, challenges and opportunities facing organizations in the not-for-profit, public and private sectors. Only one Canadian/international organization from the public, private and/or non-profit sector may be involved and is expected to provide cash and/or in-kind contributions. Partnered activities which involve more than one partner, or a longer time frame, should consider the Partnership Development Grant or Partnership Grant.
  • $7,000 and $25,000, for one year.
  • Application Deadlines (4 cycles/year): June 15
  • This Data Platform will:
    • address major barriers and inefficiencies in accessing or using multi-jurisdictional/ national data for patient-oriented research that cannot be addressed by the individual provincial and territorial (P/T) SUPPORT Units;
    • leverage unique Canadian assets enabling international leadership in patient-oriented research;
    • be pan-Canadian in scope.
  • It is a mandatory requirement for teams to reach out to the SPOR SUPPORT UnitsSPOR Networks and SPOR iCT grantees.
  • Up to $39,000,000 enough to fund one grant for a term of up to seven years. Matching partner contributions can include up to 100% eligible cash equivalent (i.e., inkind) contributions.
  • Registration Deadline: April 17, 2018
  • Application Deadline: June 19, 2018
  • $7,000 to $25,000 for events, and up to $50,000 for other outreach activities; higher amounts for outreach activities may be considered if well justified
  • Application Deadlines (4 cycles/year): Aug 1, Nov 1
  • Connection Grants support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes, or other events or outreach activities that facilitate:
  • disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary exchanges in the humanities and social sciences;
  • scholarly exchanges between those working in the social sciences and humanities and those working in other research fields;
  • intersectoral exchanges between academic researchers in the humanities and social sciences and researchers and practitioners from the public, private and/or not-for-profit sectors; and/or
  • international research collaboration and scholarly exchanges with researchers, students and non-academic partners from other countries.
  • The GGI program is specifically designed to promote and enhance Canada’s international innovation efforts. The program supports researchers who aim to commercialize technology by pursuing collaborative international research and development (R&D) opportunities through partnerships with key players in foreign markets. Eligible beneficiaries are Canadian innovators from small or medium size enterprises, universities and nongovernment research centres.
  • GGI provides assistance by contributing up to 75% of eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $75,000 for any approved project. Eligible expenses may include international and local travel, accommodation, meals, meeting costs, legal fees to support formalized partnerships, and other costs related to international collaboration.
  • Application Deadline: Continuous.
Other Canadian Funding competitions:
  • Provides funding to support the dissemination and uptake of research evidence to inform and improve further research, practice and policy-making
  • Application Deadline: May 30, 2018
  • Now accepting faculty submissions for Summer 2019. GRI pairs faculty in Canada with international undergrads for 12-week research projects from May to October. All disciplines are eligible. Top-ranked senior undergrads travel from Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Ukraine.
  • Faculty can submit multiple projects and re-submit projects from previous years.
  • Submit projects by June 13, 2018, at 1 p.m. PT.
  • Questions: contact Jillian Hatnean
  • Provides funding to outstanding rising star career researchers (aged 45 or younger) in the field of mental health, to encourage them to continue to pursue their research interests. It recognizes those with a demonstrated track record in research with excellence in scientific rigor, innovative thinking, imagination and originality and a clear ability to work in partnership with other disciplines and/or research teams external to the institution with which they are affiliated.
  • $100,000/year, for 10 years. (to one person or a research team of up to three persons per competition)
  • Application Deadline: July 15, 2018
  • Participatory Action Research Grants — will support research that is co-led by community members and researchers to learn more about the root causes of pressing issues impacting the health of communities
  • Systems Change Grants – will support projects that take action to address the root causes of pressing issues by influencing the behaviours of populations, organizations, and institutions.
  • Up to $300,000 over three years
  • Letters of Interest due July 20, 2018
  • For innovative proposals (clinical or basic) that will lead to improvements in the prevention, diagnosis or therapy of Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Preference is given to proposals for work conducted with human samples or patients. Research using non-human material should lead to translational benefits to patients with IBD.
  • There is no fixed upper or lower limit of funding, but applicants should keep in mind that BMRP-CCFA has limited funds. Funding can be requested for up to two years, but grants generally are funded only one year at a time.
  • LoI is accepted all year round.
  • Supports early phase clinical trials of mind and body approaches for conditions that have been identified by NCCAM as high priority research topics.
  • Cycle II due date: May 25, 2018
  • Cycle III due date: September 25, 2018
  • Invites innovative research to characterize the consequences of psychosocial stress on affective/cognitive functioning and/or pain processing as it relates to opioid use disorder (OUD).
  • Encourages research that elucidates mechanisms of action and determinants of vulnerability and/or resilience by which psychosocial stress influence OUD trajectories. Research using basic or clinical approaches is appropriate.
  • Cycle II: due date June 16, 2018
  • Seeks to address two specific mechanistic pathways via which psychosocial stress may modulate opioid use trajectories.
    • The first pathway is through its effects on cognitive and affective systems that are also altered in OUDs.
    • Second related pathway is substantial co-morbidity between OUD and stress-related affective disorders, including depression, anxiety and PTSD.
  • Cycle II due date: May 25, 2018
  • Cycle III due date: September 25, 2018
PA-18-376, PA-14-474, PA-14-384: Self-Management for Health in Chronic Conditions (R01, R15, R21)
  • Cycle II due date: May 25, 2018
  • Cycle III due date: September 25, 2018
PPA-15-141, PA-15-142, PA-15-143: International Research Collaborations on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research (R03, R01, R21)
  • Cycle II due date: May 25
  • Cycle III due date: September 25, 2018
  • Supports innovative research that will elucidate the mechanisms underlying migraine; expand our current knowledge of the role of genetic, physiological, biopsychosocial, and environmental influences in migraine susceptibility and progression; and explore new therapeutic targets and therapies for acute migraine management and longer-term prevention.
  • Cycle II due date: May 25, 2018
  • Cycle III due date: September 25, 2018
  • Major thrust should investigate cells or tissues from human pain patients and controls or from well-justified animal models of inflammatory or neuropathic pain.
  • Major thrust should also investigate one or more epigenomic and/or non-coding RNA mechanisms involved in gene expression regulation
  • Application due to National Institute on Drug Abuse July 17, 2018
  • Seeks small business organizations to develop opioid and adjuvant drug combinations within a single dosage form for treatment of a pain condition.
  • Cycle I: September 5
  • Cycle II: January 5
  • Cycle III: April 5
  • Support innovative, transnational and multi-disciplinary collaborative projects developing Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)-based solutions by targeting any application area(s) within the AAL domain.
  • TRADITIONAL CONSORTIA AND PROJECTS: consortia must include at least 3 organizations from 3 different countries including an end user organization and a business partner.
  • €2.5M for 18 to 36 months
  • Deadline: May 28.
  • Basic and/or clinical investigators are supported, but research must be relevant to schizophrenia, major affective disorders, or other serious mental illnesses. The program is intended to facilitate innovative research opportunities
  • Application Deadline: TBA
  • OnPAR is a Private Business Venture that partners with international agencies to provide ‘second-chance’ funding opportunities to high-scoring applications in biomedical fields. Several pharmaceuticals and biotech companies and other private biomedical agencies have joined OnPAR.
  • See the full list of partners here. OnPAR accepts abstracts from CIHR.
  • See the current list of Funding Members to get an idea of what they might be looking for. OnPAR is working to add additional Members.
  • There is no need to re-write your grant proposal. Once you submit your abstract and peer review scores, all abstracts are available for Funding Members to review. Applications and Summary Statement submission is by invitation only. OnPAR will accept the original abstract and the summary statement or review evaluations that you received from NIH or the reviewing organization.
  • Proposals that meet the criteria are accepted: 30th percentile for major disease areas, (i.e., Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Diabetes); 50th percentile for rare disease areas; promising non-percentiled)
  • OnPar has now expanded to include pain research projects.

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