Upcoming Events
Seguela's Lab
November 23, 2017 9:30 a.m.
McIntyre Medical Building Room 1346
Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, Ph.D., ABPP, FCAHS
Research Chair in Aging and Health and Professor University of Regina
Unraveling pain in dementia: From the laboratory to the smallest rural nursing home in Northern Saskatchewan
December 6, 2017 4:00 p.m.
MGH, Room A5-131
Featured Events
PAIN DAY 2018
Jan 25 2018, 2:00 p.m.
McGill Residence Hall -3625 ave du Parc
A Day for Healthcare Professionals and Trainees in the Treatment and Study of Pain
Post-Graduate Fellowships
THE ALAN EDWARDS PAIN MANAGEMENT UNIT OF THE MCGILL UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTRE
The Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit is the official facility for pain treatment in adults at McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and is part of McGill University's Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain. Located at the Montreal General Hospital the Unit offers the following Fellowship opportunities:

* A Clinical Fellowship in Pain Medicine that is intended for physicians who are interested in learning about the clinical aspects of Pain Medicine. The Clinical Fellowship in Pain Medicine at the Unit is a comprehensive training program. Fellows are assigned their own patients and develop and implement a treatment plan under the supervision of a staff physician. Medical, psychological and interventional approaches are employed as patients are followed over time. Only candidates coming with their own funding will be considered for this position.

* The Alan Edwards Fellowship in Clinical Pain Research (Please see announcement below)

Fellowships usually begin in July or August. To apply, please send your letter of intent, CV and at least three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Yoram Shir
Director of the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit
McGill University Health Centre - MGH
1650 Cedar Ave., E19-133,
Montreal H3G 1A4, Canada.
yoram.shir@muhc.mcgill.ca.

The Alan Edwards Fellowship in Clinical Pain Research
The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation of Montreal requests applications for the Alan Edwards Fellowship in Clinical Pain Research. The objective of this fellowship is to support a position that could entail both clinical pain research and clinical activities conducted at the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit of the McGill University Health Centre. This Fellowship is intended for health care professionals with an MD or PhD title, who wish to pursue original clinical research in the field of Pain Medicine within the multi-disciplinary team at the Pain Management Unit. The Fellowship has a stipend* commensurate with experience.

Funding is for one or two years with the second year contingent upon mutual satisfaction. Should ethics approval be required, The Foundation requires that an application be submitted within 3 months of the start date. Acknowledgement of The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation must be given in any and all publications or posters related to this Fellowship. A synopsis of the research project is to be submitted to The Foundation at each year’s end.
Applications should be submitted by e-mail to Dr. Yoram Shir, Director of the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit at yoram.shir@muhc.mcgill.ca. Applications must be submitted as a single English .pdf document and contain the following: a) a four-page CV (please include mailing address), b) three letters of reference, c) a statement of research goals, d) work cited (maximum of 1 page), e) a one paragraph (250 words) lay summary suitable for press release. Each application will be peer-reviewed by external evaluators and considered individually, on an on-going basis.

Next deadline for application will be announced soon.

Applications that exceed the page limitations will not be considered.

* As of January 2010, all Postdoctoral Fellowship stipends are TAXABLE according to the Canada Revenue Agency.
Ronald Melzack Fellowship in Pain Research
The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation of Montreal requests applications for the Ronald Melzack Fellowship in Pain Research. The objective of this fellowship is to support full-time research in chronic pain conducted at the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain (AECRP) at McGill University or another Quebec Institution. Qualifying applicants will have completed a PhD, MD or comparable degree and have an interest in a full-time position conducting chronic pain research. The Fellowship has a stipend* commensurate with experience.
The Foundation requires that applicants obtain an agreement for sponsorship from a Full Member of the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain (AECRP). Consult http://www.painresearch.mcgill.ca for a list of researchers and research themes. The research can be conducted in collaboration with other Quebec Institutions provided that the primary sponsor is a Full Member of the AECRP. The Principal Investigator will fund the costs of the Fellow’s research and participate in the formulation of a brief description of the research project.
Funding is for one year with a second year contingent on mutual satisfaction. Should ethics approval be required, The Foundation insists that an application be submitted within 3 months of the start date. Acknowledgement of The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation must be given in any and all publications or posters related to this Fellowship. A report is to be written to The Foundation at each year’s end.
Applications should be submitted by e-mail to The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation (edwardsfoundation@jcfmontreal.org) no later than March 17, 2017. Applications must be submitted as a single English .pdf document and contain the following: a) letter of agreement from the sponsor, specifying an anticipated start date, b) three letters of reference, including one from the Principal Investigator, c) a four-page CV (please include mailing address), d) a brief research description (maximum of 2 pages, not including work cited), e) work cited (maximum of 1 page) and f) a list of any and all existing and pending funding, g) a one paragraph (250 words) lay summary suitable for press release.
Applications that exceed the page limitations will not be considered.
The Foundation expects any Applicant to withdraw from competition and notify The Foundation if they become the beneficiary of alternate funding before the announcement date.

Call for Submissions: January 16, 2017
Deadline to Submit: March 17, 2017
Decision and Notification: May 08, 2017

AWARD RECIPIENT MUST BEGIN THE FELLOWSHIP BEFORE DECEMBER 31 OF THIS YEAR.

* As of January 2010, all Postdoctoral Fellowship stipends are TAXABLE according to the Canada Revenue Agency.

Catherine Bushnell Fellowship in Pain Research
The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation of Montreal requests applications for the Catherine Bushnell Pain Research Fellowship. The objective of this fellowship is to support full-time research in chronic pain conducted at the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain (AECRP) at McGill University or another Quebec Institution. Qualifying applicants will have completed a PhD, MD or comparable degree and have an interest in a full-time position conducting chronic pain research. The Fellowship has a stipend* commensurate with experience.
The Foundation requires that applicants obtain an agreement for sponsorship from a Full Member of the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain (AECRP). Consult http://www.painresearch.mcgill.ca for a list of researchers and research themes. The research can be conducted in collaboration with other Quebec Institutions provided that the primary sponsor is a Full Member of the AECRP. The Principal Investigator will fund the costs of the Fellow’s research and participate in the formulation of a brief description of the research project.
Funding is for one year with a second year contingent on mutual satisfaction. Should ethics approval be required, The Foundation insists that an application be submitted within 3 months of the start date. Acknowledgement of The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation must be given in any and all publications or posters related to this Fellowship. A report is to be written to The Foundation at each year’s end.
Applications should be submitted by e-mail to The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation (edwardsfoundation@jcfmontreal.org) no later than March 17, 2017. Applications must be submitted as a single English .pdf document and contain the following: a) letter of agreement from the sponsor, specifying an anticipated start date, b) three letters of reference, including one from the Principal Investigator, c) a four-page CV (please include mailing address), d) a brief research description (maximum of 2 pages, not including work cited), e) work cited (maximum of 1 page) and f) a list of any and all existing and pending funding, g) a one paragraph (250 words) lay summary suitable for press release.
Applications that exceed the page limitations will not be considered.
The Foundation expects any Applicant to withdraw from competition and notify The Foundation if they become the beneficiary of alternate funding before the announcement date.

Call for Submissions: January 16, 2017
Deadline to Submit: March 17, 2017
Decision and Notification: May 08, 2017

AWARD RECIPIENT MUST BEGIN THE FELLOWSHIP BEFORE DECEMBER 31 OF THIS YEAR.

* As of January 2010, all Postdoctoral Fellowship stipends are TAXABLE according to the Canada Revenue Agency.
Louise & Alan Edwards Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Pain Research
Introduction

The fellowship of $50,000* for post-doctoral students is intended to support a full time student pursuing studies in pain in children. The scope of research areas is broad, and includes basic topics such as effects of pain on the developing organism or clinical topics such as pain in children with clinical conditions including chronic disease, motor/cognitive disabilities, or who are critically ill.

Eligibility Criteria

• Hold a Ph.D. or equivalent 3rd cycle degree (i.e., medical specialist diploma).
• Be within 5 years from the date that degree was awarded at the time of application
• Be enrolled or accepted into post-doctoral program full-time within the Pain in Child Health (PICH) training grant programme: http://paininchildhealth.dal.ca
• Be accepted to be supervised by an independent investigator in PICH
• Be approved by the PICH Management Committee with veto power from McGill faculty

Selection Criteria

• Excellent academic record
• Evidence of scientific productivity
• Strong letters of reference
• Potential of proposed project to contribute to knowledge or practice of pain in children

Tenure

• Must be taken within 12 months of notification
• Renewable for 2nd year for post-doctoral students if still enrolled full time and making satisfactory progress

Responsibilities

• Meet requirements of program in which enrolled
• Annual report to The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation and the PICH Management Committee
• Report of any change of status or area of study
• Meet local requirements for ethical conduct of study
• Acknowledgement of The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation and PICH in any presentations or publications
• The Foundation expects any Applicant to withdraw from competition and notify The Foundation if they become the beneficiary of alternate funding before the announcement date
The full application, as a single English .pdf document, must include:
• Letter of agreement and support from prospective PDF Supervisor
• Candidate’s CV. Maximum three pages
• A 2-page summary of proposed project, excluding references to work cited
• One page of References to work cited
• A list of any and all existing and pending funding
• Prospective supervisor’s CV. Maximum four pages
• A one paragraph lay summary (250 words) suitable for press release
• Two reference letters, one of which must be from the candidates’ Ph.D. supervisor, sent directly to Dr. Celeste Johnston
Applications that exceed the page limitations will not be considered.
The Foundation expects any Applicant to withdraw from competition and notify The Foundation if they become the beneficiary of alternate funding before the announcement date.

Next deadline for submission will be announced soon.

Proposals to be sent to Dr. Celeste Johnston at ccelestejohnston@gmail.com
FONDS DE LA RECHERCHE EN SANTÉ DU QUÉBEC
The Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec) is a fund mandated by the Québec government to support the development of scientific and technological research into the health of individuals and populations and to contribute to Québec’s economic growth.

The purpose of the Post-Doctoral Research Training Program is to help doctorate (Ph.D.) holders to enhance their training and broaden their fields of interest. It is also aimed at encouraging these researchers to experience new scientific environments, to acquire new research methodologies and management and communication skills, and to supervise students.
For more information visit: http://www.frsq.gouv.qc.ca
CANADIAN INSTITUTES FOR HEALTH RESEARCH
CIHR Research Fellowships provide support for highly qualified candidates at the post-PhD or post-health professional degree stages to add to their experience by engaging in health research either in Canada or abroad.
For more information visit: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca
NATURAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA
The NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships Program provides support to the most promising researchers at a pivotal time in their careers. The fellowships are also intended to secure a supply of highly qualified Canadians with leading-edge scientific and research skills for Canadian industry, government, and universities.
For more information visit: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca
THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF PAIN
The International Association for the Study of Pain offers two Trainee Fellowships. The IASP John J. Bonica Trainee Fellowship provides up to US$50,000 annually to a selected trainee to support training in all aspects of pain research. The IASP International Trainee Fellowship funded by the Scan|Design by Inger & Jens Bruun Foundation provides two grants of up to US$50,000 each are distributed annually to selected trainees to support training in all aspects of pain research.
For more information visit: http://www.iasp-pain.org