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Grants and Prizes

The Federation offers grants and prizes to reward the pain research community.

The EFIC-Grünenthal-Grant (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. Since 2004, it has provided funding worth approximately €1.8 million for 70 innovative research projects across 14 countries. Grünenthal supports the E-G-G 2025 with a maximum of €110,000, and each grant will have a maximum value of €50,000. 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®.

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EJP award


The European Journal of Pain (EJP) is the official journal of the European Pain Federation EFIC®. It is a multi-disciplinary, international journal that aims to be a global forum on all aspects of pain research and pain management. The journal publishes clinical and basic science research papers relevant to all aspects of pain and its management, including specialties such as anaesthesia, dentistry, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, palliative care, pharmacology, physiology, psychiatry, psychology and rehabilitation; socio-economic aspects of pain are also covered.

The EJP award rewards the best articles published in the journal every two years. Winners are chosen by the Editorial Board and the Research Committee of EFIC.

There are two categories of award:

  1. Basis/Translational Research
  2. Clinical Research

We encourage you to publish your paper in the EJP and to have the chance to win the award.


Previous Winners

  • Eberhardt, M, Nakajima J., Klinger AB, Neascu C, Hühne K, O`Leilly AO, Kist AM, Lampe AK, Bibson J, Nau C, Winterpracht A, Lampert A: “Inherited pain: sodium channel Nav 1.7 A1632T mutation causes erythromelalgia due to a shift of fast inactivation.” J Biol Chem 2014 Jan 289:1971-80
  • K. Bannister, S. Lockwood, L. Goncalves, R. Patel, A.H. Dickenson: “An investigation into the inhibitory function of serotonin in diffuse noxious inhibitory controls in the neuropathic rat” Eur J Pain 21 (2017) 750–760
  • G.A.J. van Velzen1,2, S.A.R.B. Rombouts3,4, M.A. van Buchem3,5, J. Marinus1,2, J.J. van Hilten1,2 : “Is the brain of complex regional pain syndrome patients truly different?” Eur J Pain 20 (2016) 1622–1633
  • H. Susan J. Picavet,W. M. Monique Verschuren,Lichelle Groot,Laura Schaap,Sandra H. van Oostrom: “Pain over the adult life course: 15-year pain trajectories—The Doetinchem Cohort Study” Eur J Pain. 2019231723– 1732
  • Mista, CALaugero, SJAdur, JFAndersen, OKBiurrun Manresa, JA: “A new experimental model of muscle pain in humans based on short-wave diathermy.” Eur J Pain. 2019231733– 1742