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What is the E-G-G?


The  EFIC-Grünenthal-Grant (E-G-G) is a research grant scheme awarded by the European Pain Federation EFIC and generously sponsored by the pharmaceutical company Grünenthal GmbH. These biennial grants totaling € 200,000 are supporting young scientists early in their career to carry out innovative clinical pain research in any member country of the European Pain Federation EFIC®. Individual research grants are valued at up to € 40,000 per project for a duration of up to two years. Research Grants are intended for clinical and human experimental pain research including innovative educational initiatives aimed at improving diagnosis and treatment of pain. Research proposals on animals, computer simulations, cell lines, etc. will not be considered. The decision on awarding grants is made independently by a sub-group of the Research Committee of the European Pain Federation EFIC®.


1 February 2020 – Application Open

15 October 2021 – Application Closed

October – December 2021 – Evaluation of the applications

December 2021 – Announcement of winners

January – February 2022 – Grants awarded

27 April – 30 April 2022 in Dublin, Ireland – Presentation of E-G-G Winners 2021 at the 12th Congress of the European Pain Federation EFIC

Award ceremony

The winners of the E-G-G will be invited to the congress of the European Pain Federation, where they will be acknowledged in the plenary hall of the Opening Ceremony of the EFIC® Congress

During the Opening Session of the EFIC® Congress and a symposium called ‘New Findings in Clinical Pain Research’ the grantees of the preceding E-G-G will have the opportunity to present their research results at said EFIC® Congress.

How to apply

The application has to be made online. Please note that the application and all respective documents must be in English. Throughout the application forms the fields that have to be filled in are marked with an*. Please note that applications not containing this essential information will not be considered.

Please find the registration portal here.

By filling in the form you state your contact details and agree to the terms of use. This generates an application account which gives you access to the full application form using a login name and password.

A unique identifier number will be assigned to your application and you will receive a confirmation e-mail.

In Part I of the application form you state the details on the research project, host institution, budgets as well as personal information (e.g. postgraduate degree).

Part II of the application form provides you with an Upload Manager. Specific additional documents like Curriculum Vitae, publication list, research plan, research abstract, literature references, can be uploaded (Word Office files and PDF are accepted). You can log into the application form and add or edit information as often as you like.

When the application is complete you submit it by pressing the ‘final submit’ button of the last page of the form. This will terminate your editing option and turns to the view option of the complete application. If in exceptional cases further changes are necessary this can be done via e-mail.

Past winners

A complete list of E-G-G winners can be found here.