Grants, awards and training programmes

IHS offers various grants and awards annually.

IHS Clinical and Basic Science Headache Research Fellowship Award

IHS Fellowship – 1-year fellowship award aims to support innovative and impactful research from young investigators, promote the career of young investigators in the field of headache, and increase the knowledge base of headache disorders. Applications for basic or clinical science headache research, or a combination of basic and clinical research, are considered.

Application for the Fellowship is closed for 2021. Check back later in the year for information on 2022 grants.

Details of past IHS Fellowship recipients can be found on the Science and Research Committee page.

IHS Junior Research Grant

The IHS Junior Research Grant aims to support innovative and impactful research from young investigators, promote the career of young investigators in the field of headache, and increase the knowledge base of headache disorders. Applications for basic or clinical headache research, or a combination of basic and clinical research, will be considered.

Application for the Junior Research Grant is closed for 2021. Check back later in the year for information on 2022 grants.

IHS Allied Specialities Scholarships

The IHS Allied Specialities Scholarships aim to develop expertise in the field of headache for allied specialities e.g. nurses, therapists. The Allied Specialities Scholarship will facilitate training through a short-stay scholarship for clinical training / research project in a major headache centre.

IHS Headache Science Awards

Two Headache Science Awards are offered, one for early-career scientists, and one for mid-career scientists.

The Awards are offered on an annual basis to recognise promising early- and mid-career basic, clinical or translational scientists who are members of IHS and whose research has contributed to the headache field.

Application is now open for the 2021 Headache Science Awards.

IHC Travel grants

Travel grants are offered to young researchers and physicians to attend the bi-ennial International Headache Congress (IHC).

The next grants available will be for IHC 2023.

Grants for young physicians and researchers living in countries included in the World Bank listing as Lower-, Lower-middle and Upper-middle income.

These programmes aim to encourage physicians to visit a specialised headache institution abroad and actively increase knowledge on headache disorders and specialised headache management. It is also intended to spread this knowledge to their home countries without headache infrastructure or expertise.

IHS Trainee Programme
Clinical training period of up to 12 weeks at an international headache centre.

IHS Short-stay Scholarship
Clinical training period of up to 6 weeks at an international headache centre. In IHC years this will be in the region where the IHC is held and scholars will attend the IHC. In non-IHC years the scholar will attend a major headache congress and headache centre in the same region.

Unfortunately due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we will not be opening application for the Trainee Programme and Short-stay Scholarships in 2021 We hope to resume the grants in 2022.

Awards currently open for application

For information on the Visiting Professors programmes please follow the link below

Grants/programmes from other societies / organisations

Master of Migraine and Headache Medicine (MMHM) – Germany

The new academic course Master of Migraine and Headache Medicine (MMHM) will start at the University of Kiel in the winter term 2021/22. The course is organised on a part-time basis over four semesters. The lectures take place on weekends as well as in attendance weeks. The master’s course conveys the latest developments in migraine and headache therapy. It follows an interdisciplinary approach with both theory and practice-oriented modules. The university course leads to the academic degree of a Master of Arts (M.A.) Migraine and Headache Medicine (MMHM).

This is the first master’s course on this subject area in German-speaking countries. It will also cover specific aspects of the local health systems.

IHS will support one international student to attend the course. To apply for the course, please write to kopfschmerz@zww.uni-kiel.de. The course will he held in German so a good understanding of the German language is essential.