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MRC: Mapping complexity of pain with the Advanced Pain Discovery Platform

  Wednesday, 15 Sep 2021 | Funding Deadline

MRC, in partnership with Versus Arthritis, the Medical Research Foundation and Eli Lilly, is inviting proposals for innovative research grants seeking to increase our understanding of the underlying mechanisms of pain. Project with a focus on musculoskeletal conditions, both in adults and young people, are encouraged.

Proposals may seek to explore mechanisms of pain in various disciplines, including these aspects: (1) psychological, (2) biological, (3) cognitive, (4) sociological. Where possible within the scope of the research question, researchers are encouraged to work together across disciplines to facilitate novel research into the underlying mechanisms of pain.

Proposals may involve a wide range of methodology across disciplines. MRC are particularly encourage applications involving:


  • the use of artificial intelligence
  • machine learning
  • other innovative data technologies.


Deadline for proposals: 15 September 2021

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