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 for the 2022 Fellowship is now closed. Check back later in the year for information on 2023 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 2022. Check back later in the year for information on 2023 grants.

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 for the Secondary Headache Research Grant is now closed for 2022.

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 for the 2022 Research into Child and Adolescent Research seed funding is now closed.

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.

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.

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.

Application for the Trainee Programme is closed for 2022. Check back later in the year for information on 2023 grants.

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.

IHS Visiting Professors programme

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

Awards currently open for application

Grants/programmes from other societies / organisations

Fellowships Higher Education/Advanced Training and Cultural exchange Program in Health
between Universities in Countries in the South Mediterranean Region and the Middle East and
Italian Centers of Excellence

A total of 20-30 fellowships will be available for researchers from Universities or Hospitals in countries in the
South Mediterranean Region and the Middle East (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco,
Palestine, Tunisia). Researchers will be engaged in a specific training programme that will be completely
performed in Italy at the clinical and research premises of MEBIC and its Partners.
– Short term fellow-ship between 3 and 6 months
– Fellowship 1-2 years
– PhD program

Deadline for applications: 31 December 2022

Please click here for more information.

The Migraine Trust Fellowships

The Migraine Trust is seeking applications to fund two 1-year fellowships.

The fellowships aim to support the development of early career clinicians or scientists to conduct clinical or fundamental scientific research in headache disorders.

Deadline for applications: 9 January 2023

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