Grants, awards and training programmes
IHS offers various grants and awards annually. We are proud our grants have assisted many young researchers in building an academic and clinical career in the field of headache, throughout the years. Read the results of our questionnaire of previous grant recipients here.
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 is now open for the 2023 Fellowship – see below.
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 is now open for the 2023 Junior Research Grant – see below.
IHS Secondary Headache Research Grant
The IHS Secondary Headache Research Grant aims to support research related to secondary headache disorders, including preclinical and clinical aspects, from epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation to diagnosis and treatment.
Applications for basic or clinical headache research, or a combination of basic and clinical research, will be considered.
Application is now open for the 2023 Secondary Headache Research Grant – see below.
IHS Research into Headache in Children and Adolescents – Seed Funding Grant
The International Headache Society is funding awards to initiate projects that study headaches in Children and Adolescents. The purpose of these awards is intended to initiate new projects that will result in extramural funding.
Application is now open for the 2023 Research into Child and Adolescent Research seed funding – see below.
IHS Allied Specialities Scholarships
The IHS Allied Specialities Scholarship aims 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.
Application is now open for the 2023 Allied Specialities Scholarships.
IHC Travel grants
Travel grants are offered to young researchers and physicians to attend the bi-ennial International Headache Congress (IHC).
Application is now open for the travel grants to IHC 2023, Seoul, Korea, September 2023.
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 2023 Headache Science Awards.
IHS Virtual Mentoring Programme
The IHS Juniors Group runs a virtual mentoring programme to promote global mentorship, collaborations, and support within our society.
Mentors and mentees are paired based on either clinical, research, advocacy interests or career paths; the Juniors Group will do its best to match mentors and mentees applications together with a general consensus.
For more information visit the Juniors Group page.
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 their knowledge on headache disorders and specialised headache management. It is intended the scholar will spread this knowledge to their home countries and help increase expertise to build a national headache medicine infrastructure.
IHS Trainee Programme
Clinical training period of up to 12 weeks at an international headache centre.
Application for the 2023 Trainee Programme is now open.
IHS Short-stay Scholarship
Clinical training period of up to 6 weeks at an international headache centre. In IHC years this will usually 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.
Application for the 2023 Short-stay Scholarships is now open.