EFIC-Grünenthal-Grant

The EFIC-Grunenthal-Grant (E-G-G) is now accepting applications. Early-career scientists from across Europe can submit their innovative research projects in the area of chronic pain to be considered for a research grant from this prestigious scheme.

The E-G-G is awarded by the European Pain Federation (EFIC) and sponsored by the pharmaceutical company Grünenthal GmbH. Since 2004, it has provided funding worth approximately  €1.6 million for 65 innovative research projects across 13 countries. Grünenthal supports the E-G-G with a maximum of €200,000 every two years, and each grant has a maximum value of €40,000.


As well as funding; the grant also gives young scientists the opportunity to present the results of their research during the Congress of the European Pain Federation EFIC, which is Europe's largest pain congress.

The aim of the E-G-G is to provide early-career scientists and clinicians in EFIC member countries with support in starting independent clinical and human experimental research projects in the area of chronic pain, including educational initiatives aimed at improving diagnosis and treatment. In particular, the E-G-G prioritizes translational research projects that take a patient-centric approach and target unmet medical needs for people with chronic pain.


The application period opened in February 2020 and will close on 31 December 2020. To learn more and submit an application visit the E-G-G website
  1. Application open: 1 February 2020
  2. Application closed: 31 December 2020
  3. Evaluation of the applications: January - May 2021
  4. Announcement of winners: May 2021
  5. Grants awarded: June - July 2021
  6. Presentation of E-G-G winners 2021 at the 12th Congress of European Pain Federation: 29 September - 2 October 2021 in Dublin
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