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EFIC-Grünenthal Grant

Encouraging innovative pain research projects

Since 2004 Grünenthal GmbH in cooperation with the EFIC® supports young scientists at an early stage of their experimental projects on clinical or human volunteer-based pain research. The EFIC-GRÜNENTHAL Grant is 200,000 EUR, research grants are valued at up to EUR 40,000 per project. The decision on awarding of grants is made independently by the Scientific Research Committee of the European Pain Federation EFIC®.

Grünenthal as a pain specialist appreciates the fruitful exchange of information and experience with promising junior scientists. It helps us to identify treatment gaps and issues as well as potential solutions for new medications.

E-G-G is to promote pain research on a long-term basis. With these grants, Grünenthal demonstrates its commitment and ability to go beyond the horizon of short-term commercial interests.

“For young researchers it is often extremely difficult to receive research funds, acknowledges Andreas Siegenthaler, one of the EFIC-Grünenthal Grant winners in 2010, “especially when they are not yet well known in their field of research. The EFIC-Grünenthal-Grant is an important exception giving a fair chance to relevant and profound projects, even if the researcher did not have the possibility to publish many studies”.

Since 2010, the E-G-G is announced biennially, the award ceremony as well as a show case symposium on the results of previously awarded research projects will be arranged on the occasion of the biennial EFIC®-Congress.