QPRN presents:
The North American Pain School

An educational initiative

Postponed until further notice

Fairmont Le Château Montebello
Montebello, QC, Canada


Who should apply?

NAPS is open to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and clinician-scientists enrolled on a full time basis in a pain research training program. Selections will be based primarily on scientific merit and motivation, but with consideration for demographics and need as well. Note that selected applicants will need to be available for the full length of the event.

Important dates

  • Application start date: December 11th, 2019
  • Application deadline: February 14th, 2020
  • Notification date: March 2020
  • Date of event: Postponed until further notice

Supporting documents from applicants

Letter of interest (1 page max)

  • Please provide a 1-page letter summarizing your research and/or career interests and how you believe attending NAPS will help you in your pursuit of these interests.

Resume / CV

  • Any format and length

Letters of recommendation

(sent separately by sponsors, see details on application page)

  • Grad students: one (1) letter from your current advisor
  • Postdocs and clinical fellows: two (2) letters, including one from your current advisor


Please note that all NAPS applicants must be trainee members of IASP before applying (go to this link for IASP membership)

Registration and travel

The registration fee for NAPS is a refundable deposit of US$500 and covers food, accommodation and all on-site activities and workshops. Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from Montreal; ground transportation (by bus) to and from Chateau Montebello will be provided. Travel and registration stipends, worth US$1500, are available to all participants soon after the conclusion of NAPS (with the provision of receipts), courtesy of ACTTION.


Once your complete application has been received and processed, your application file is passed to the Executive Committee, who will base their evaluation on the submitted documents (letter of interest, resume and letters of recommendation). Shortlisted applicants may have to provide supplemental documents to enrich their application file. Selected candidates should received a notification e-mail.

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