THE LOUISE AND ALAN EDWARDS FOUNDATION
Fellowship and Studentship Funding Opportunities
The following funding opportunities are available through The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Calls will be sent out once a year on January 15. Deadline for applications are March 15. Decision announcements will be made on April 30.
Ronald Melzack Pain Research Fellowship/AECRP Fellowship in Pain Research
The objective of these fellowships is to support full-time research that will be conducted at The Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain (AECRP) at McGill University or another Quebec Institution. Qualifying applicants will have completed a PhD, MD or comparable degree and have an interest in a full-time position conducting basic or clinical research in chronic pain. The Fellowship has a stipend commensurate with experience.
The Foundation requires that applicants obtain an agreement for sponsorship from a Full Member of the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain (AECRP). Consult http://www.painresearchcentre.mcgill.ca for a list of researchers and research themes. The research can be conducted in collaboration with other Quebec Institutions provided that the primary sponsor is a Full Member of the AECRP. Funding is for one year with a second year contingent on mutual satisfaction. Should ethics approval be required, The Foundation insists that an application be submitted within 3 months of the start date.
Please contact the AECRP, at http://www.painresearchcentre.mcgill.ca, for full application details. Proposals are to be sent to The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Louise & Alan Edwards Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Pain Research
This fellowship of $50,000 for post-doctoral students is intended to support a full time trainee pursuing studies related to pain in infants and children. The scope of research areas is broad and includes basic topics such as effects of pain on the developing organism or clinical topics such as pain in children with clinical conditions, including chronic disease, motor/cognitive disabilities, or who are critically ill.
Qualifying applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent 3rd cycle degree (i.e., medical specialist diploma) and be within 5 years from the date that degree was awarded at the time of application. The applicants must be enrolled or accepted into a post-doctoral program full-time within the Pain in Child Health (PICH) training grant programme and be accepted to be supervised by an independent investigator in PICH.
Please contact The Foundation email@example.com, for full application details. Proposals are to be sent to Dr. Celeste Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Louise and Alan Edwards PhD. Studentships in Pain Research
The objective of these Studentships is to support full-time research that will be conducted at The Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain (AECRP) at McGill University. Qualifying applicants must have an interest in conducting basic or clinical research in chronic pain. Applicants must be students already accepted in a PhD. programme at McGill University. Studentship stipends are for $20,000 per year. Funding is for two years, with a third year contingent upon mutual agreement.
The Foundation requires that applicants obtain an agreement for sponsorship from a Full Member of the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain (AECRP). Consult http://www.painresearchcentre.mcgill.ca for a list of researchers and research theme and further details for the PhD. Studentship Programme.
PAIN MANAGEMENT NURSE VOLUNTEER POSITION IN RWANDA.
- This volunteer position is in association with the Canadian Anesthesiologists’
Society International Education Fund (CASIEF) and the Allen and Louise
Edwards Foundation (See Appendix 1).
- CASIEF is searching for nurses who have an interest in a month long
volunteer position in Rwanda to advance the education and practice of pain
- The ideal volunteer for this position would be a nurse clinician who has
considerable clinical experience and advanced skills in pain management (adult
and/or pediatric), patient education, staff education and program development in
the hospital setting.
Key responsibilities (both clinical and educational in nature) will be:
- Assess the existing understanding of pain management principles in staff at two
teaching hospitals in Rwanda to identify learning needs
- Provide formal educational sessions on pain assessment and management to
nurses and other allied health professionals. A teaching program has already been
developed for this purpose.
- Demonstrate comprehensive pain assessment in the clinical context and mentor
local staff in practicing pain assessment.
- Assess current pain treatment policies and, along with local staff, identify
enablers and barriers to effective pain management implementation
- Encourage the identification of “pain champions” or local health care providers
who would like to take a leadership role in promoting effective pain management.
- Provide guidance in developing simple but effective pain assessment and
management policies in the post-operative and hospital ward setting (adult and
- Participate in meetings of the Rwandan Pain Chapter.
- CASIEF volunteers both past and present.
- Anesthesia staff in Rwanda.
- Nursing management and other hospital administrative staff in Rwanda.
- Advanced training in pain management an asset.
- Minimum two years full-time clinical pain management experience in a hospital setting
(acute, chronic and end-stage disease pain).
- Experience with teaching and/or mentoring staff an asset.
- Demonstrated ability to develop, deliver and evaluate policies and procedures.
- Self directed with ability to adapt to the diverse aspects of the volunteer position.
- Ability to set priorities and effectively organize, plan and deliver pain management
educational initiatives and other activities including clinical consultation.
Contacts/Inquiries- Please forward your CV to;
Dr. Franco Carli (Franco.email@example.com)
Dr. Patricia Livingston (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Krista Brecht (Krista.email@example.com)
Darlene Davis (Darlene.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Outline of Support for Canadian Nurse Volunteers in Rwanda.
Flights to and from Rwanda will be supported by the Alan and Louise
Edwards Foundation and/or other sources. Flight arrangements will be
made through the CASIEF office.
Housing for Canadian nurses will be provided by CASIEF in Kigali. Nurses
will stay with other CASIEF volunteers in the apartment arranged by the
An adequate rate of per diem living allowance will be established by
CASIEF members and supplied by the Alan and Louise Edwards
Foundation and/or other sources.
A comprehensive teaching module will be provided by CASIEF members.
Reports and contact information from other volunteers will be available to
assist the volunteer with identification of learning needs and key
stakeholders in Rwanda.
CASIEF members will provide nurse volunteers with an information packet
that is helpful in planning a trip to Rwanda. The packet will include
information on vaccinations, insurance, hospital site descriptions,
This is solely a volunteer opportunity, and thus CASIEF will not provide
remuneration to nurses during their time in Rwanda. Each nurse volunteer will be
required to make the necessary arrangements with their employer for a leave of