Research Grants

RSDSA has committed all of its available research funds to present and future research initiatives and is not accepting new applications.


How to Apply for a RSDSA Research Grant

Since 1992, RSDSA has funded more than $3.5 million dollars in fellowships and research grants. There is no research application deadline. RSDSA welcomes letters of inquiry throughout the years regarding possible research projects.

Prior to submitting a detailed application:

  • Send a letter of inquiry to Jim Broatch via [email protected] or to RSDSA 99 Cherry Street, Milford, CT 06460 explaining how your basic science or clinical research project will advance our understanding of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Include a budget and timeline

Grant Review Parameters

Translational Science: priority review.

Pilot work, feasibility studies: priority review.

Studies of orphan or generic drugs, repurposed drugs, ‘abandoned’ devices: priority review.

Surveys, post hoc analyses, conferences, qualitative research: consider for review on a case by case basis

Basic Science: in general, do not review.

Industry studies (device and drug, phase 1-4): do not review.

Underpowered, naive or poorly designed trials (e.g. poor background work, unsupported hypotheses, unattainable aims, etc.):  do not review.

Once you have been invited to submit a grant application, please click here for detailed instructions.