QPRN presents:
The North American Pain School

An international educational
initiative since 2016

Fairmont Le Château Montebello
Montebello, QC, Canada


Who should apply and why?

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: November 28th, 2023
  • Application deadline: January 15th, 2024
  • Notification date: February 2024
  • Date of event: June 23rd to June 28th, 2024

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.

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

Resume / CV

  • Any format and length



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 non-refundable US$1000 and covers food, accommodation and all on-site activities and workshops. Ground transportation (by bus) from Montreal airport to Chateau Montebello and from Chateau Montebello to Montreal airport will be provided. Travel stipends for airfares only, worth US$750 for participants located in North America and worth US$1000 for participants located outside of North America, are available courtesy of Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation.


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 receive a notification e-mail.

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