THE IPPS RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT GRANT ($10,000)

This grant will be awarded to any fellow, post-doctoral scholar or junior clinical faculty (faculty < 5 years) who proposes to implement a clinical, research, or education project that has the potential to improve the lives of patients with pelvic pain. This grant is a membership benefit that also requires mentorship by an IPPS member. International applicants are accepted. We encourage applicant from aspiring researchers from diverse fields including but not limited to: women’s health, anatomy, education, genetics, gynecology, internal medicine, urology, gastroenterology, psychiatry / behavioral/ mental health, sexual health, public health, social work, endocrinology, pain, epidemiology, neurology, physical therapy, nursing. 

Grant recipients will be required to submit an abstract describing the results of their research to an IPPS meeting within 3 years of receiving the funding. Publications resulting from this award must acknowledge support from the IPPS. 

Applicants must submit an application describing the project objectives, hypothesis, background, innovation, study design, methods and budget using the IPPS Grant Application Long Form limited to 10 pages (no other formats will be accepted). The applications will be reviewed by the Research and Program committees who will recommend 3 finalists. The winner will be selected by the IPPS President, and the Research and Program Committee Chairs. 

Requirements

IPPS Grant Application Long Form, which includes an abstract (250 words or less) and project proposal.
• Resident, junior clinician, fellow or post-doctoral fellow in any related field (all medical fields, pain, physical therapy, psychiatry, nursing)
    ---Junior clinician is defined as faculty or practice < 5 years 
• Must have a post doctorate degree (e.g. MD, PhD, MPH) 
• IPPS Contact / Title Page FORM with biography 
• IPPS Grant Budget Form • Abstract (500 words or less) 
• Must present project at IPPS annual meeting 
• Must be an IPPS member 
• Must have an IPPS mentor 
• CV 
• 2 letters of recommendation (including a letter from department Chair or equivalent) 
• Collaborative letters of support if applicable 
• CITI training certificate if performing human subject research or Canadian equivalent TCPS 
• The final project must obtain institutional review board approval if necessary, i.e. the institution where the research is being conducted must have access to an IRB or equivalent. 
* INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED