Submissions for the 2008 EFIC-Grunenthal Grant

Aachen, Germany, 21 April 2008. Submissions for the 2008 EFIC-Grunenthal Grant will be accepted by 31st May 2008. This annual grant of EUR 100,000 is awarded in co-operation with the European Federation of Chapters of the International Association for the Study of Pain (EFIC) EFIC and the pharmaceutical company Grunenthal GmbH. The grant is aimed at supporting young scientists in carrying out innovative and exploratory clinical pain research in projects in any country with an IASP chapter within EFIC (see www.EFIC.org).

Research Grants are intended for clinical and human experimental research projects on the subject of pain. Research proposals on animals, computer simulations etc. will not be considered.

Interested young scientists can submit their application online. The application form and more information on the EFIC-Grunenthal Grant are available at: http://www.e-g-g.info.

The decision on the awarding of grants is made entirely by the EFIC Research Committee, consisting of internationally renowned specialists in the field of Pain Science and Medicine. The winners will be announced in summer 2008.

About EFIC

The European Federation of IASP Chapters (EFIC) is a multidisciplinary professional organization in the field of Pain Science and Medicine, made up of the 30 European chapters of IASP (the International Association for the Study of Pain). Established in 1993 by Prof. Ulf Lindblom, EFIC's 30 constituent chapters represent 33 countries and close to 18,000 scientists, physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists and other healthcare professionals across Europe, who study pain and treat patients in pain. www.efic.org

About Grunenthal

Grunenthal is an expert in pain therapy and gynaecology and a pioneer in intelligent, user-friendly drug delivery technologies. Founded in 1946, the company employs 1,900 people in Germany and 4,800 worldwide. In 2006, Grunenthal achieved revenues of 813 million Euros. www.grunenthal.com

Kontakt: Kristina Gier

Tel.: +49 241 569-1878, Fax: +49 241 569-51878, kristina.gier@grunenthal.com

Grünenthal GmbH, 52099 Aachen, Germany, www.grunenthal.com