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RSDSA Research Grants

Applying 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, please send a letter of inquiry to RSDSA explaining how your basic science or clinical research project will advance our understanding of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Please include a budget and timeline. Please send your letter to Jim Broatch, RSDSA, 99 Cherry Street, Milford, CT 06460.

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.