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Brain, Mind, and Pain Patient-Centred Innovation Grant


Pain Alliance Europe has started a biennial patient-driven innovation grant in collaboration with Grünenthal Group and with the support of partner organisations European Pain Federation (EFIC), European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA) and Europan Academy of Neurology (EAN).  This grant will offer researchers funding to run a project where patients are fully involved in the initiative.  It will create a sense of innovation with direct impact on patients’ needs and will create awareness of pain conditions.

The grant will be to fund a project on chronic pain conditions and neurological disorders and the main streams of the project are:

  • Access to innovative treatments
  • Prevention and self-management approaches
  • Reduction of stigma and research into improvements in the quality of life.

The 2018 edition of the Grant will focus on the first of the main streams: Overcoming problems in access to treatments.

The application requirements will be published on the BMP website by the 15th August. You are invited to consult the website regularly and/or to subscribe to the BMP Grant News Flash in order to stay updated with the latest developments.

To ensure that the submitted projects fully involve patients, a representation by or an association with patient organisation(s) is recommended.

A steering committee is working on the conditions and criteria for selecting members of the jury, which will include patients’ representatives led by Pain Alliance Europe, and will be responsible for choosing winning candidate for the Brain Mind, and Pain Patient-Centred Innovation Grant.

You can find more details about the content of this project and the procedures for participation in the BMP Grant application process on the website



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