NINDS Interest in Pain Research

Recognizing the urgent need to understand the basic science aspect of pathological pain to improve its management, Fiscal Year 2022 budgets from the President, House, and Senate each include proposals to increase funding for pain research that fits within NINDS’ mission. The following Notices of Special Interest (NOSIs) are posted in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts and succinctly highlight specific topics of interest related to pain research that fits within our institute’s mission. These notices are intended to direct interested applicants to one or more active funding opportunity announcements for submission of applications for the initiative(s) described below. Please visit for additional Pain Research funding opportunities through the 'Helping to End Addiction Long-term®’ (HEAL) Initiative.