Pat Wall Travel Bursary

This grant is available in 2016.

Professor Patrick Wall had an International reputation for research work on pain, especially the application of basic research towards clinical benefit. In particular, he was keen to promote the work of young researchers. The Society has made funds available to assist scientists, clinical or allied health practitioners at the early stages of their career in pain research who require financial assistance to present their work at overseas scientific meetings, other than the British Pain Society's Annual Scientific Meeting and the IASP World Congress (separate bursaries are available for these two meetings). The funds are available throughout the year.


  • The applicant must be within ten years of their last degree.
  • The applicant must have an income of less than £40,000 p.a. and give evidence of such.
  • The applicant must be carrying out scientific or clinical research within the field of pain.
  • The applicant may not apply for this bursary if he/she has been granted
    a British Pain Society bursary to attend a meeting within 12 months of
    this application.
  • The applicant must be a major contributor to the research that is being presented in oral or poster form at the meeting.
  • The applicant should either be a current Ordinary Member of the British Pain Society or be applying for such membership (award of the bursary is dependent upon BPS membership being formally approved).


  • Applications must be submitted on the attached Application Form, plus an application for membership (instructions for applicants and form available on the BPS website) of the British Pain Society if required.
  • The Application Form must be counter-signed by the Head of Department or Sponsor.
  • The applicant must provide a copy of the abstract they intend to present and confirmation of acceptance.
  • The applicant must submit a CV (including full list of publications).
  • Please email your Application to 


  • Applications will be considered twice yearly, for which applications must be submitted by:
    • 31st May
    • 30th November


  • Applications will be evaluated by the Science & Research Committee of the British Pain Society.
  • The applicant will be notified of the decision in writing within two weeks of the deadline.
  • If successful, the applicant must provide all receipts against which the aid is to be provided. Aid is limited to the cost of registration, accommodation and economy class trave and a copy of the attendance certificate Payment will then be made to the applicant by way of reimbursement following the meeting.