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Each year Pain School International offers a limited number of partial Scholarship opportunities to some excellent board certified physicians living and practicing in developing countries. The goal of the program is to improve chronic pain management in the physician’s home country. Applicants will be evaluated by their proven commitment and dedication to pain management and their financial need.

Application submissions for the 2024-25 Comprehensive Pain Education Program are NOW OPEN. Please read the criteria and deadlines carefully.

2024-25 Comprehensive Pain Education Program Dates

Module 1: September 26 – 29, 2024

Module 2: November 21 – 24, 2024

Module 3: March 6 – 9, 2025

Module 4: June 6 – 8, 2025

Dates are subject to change.

How to apply

Please upload the following using the form on the right-hand side of this page:

  • Your CV
  • Board/Specialty certification
  • A Motivation letter explaining why and how this course would contribute to a meaningful change in chronic pain management in your country, and why applicant needs the funds to participate and make a change
  • Two Letters of Recommendation from your peers
  • Your contact details

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Important dates and deadlines

Application deadline: February 26, 2024

Announcement of winners: March 22, 2024

Terms and Conditions

  • Scholarship covers up to 75% of the fees of the Comprehensive Pain Education
  • Airfare and accommodation are the responsibility of the participant
  • Course location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Applicant must be a board certified physician
  • Scholarship must be used in the given year
  • Scholarship cannot be transferred to another person, deferred or redeemed for cash
  • Participant must attend all sessions
  • Participant agrees to write a report 1 year after course completion, outlining meaningful changes that have been achieved in the physician`s home country
  • Low-income and lower-middle-income economies as listed by The World Bank will have priority*

*Click here to see list of low-income and lower-middle-income economies.

Application Form

    Scholarships awarded:

    Name
    Country
    Year of scholarship
    Heyder Favian Sarmiento Burban
    Colombia
    2018
    Jamal Al-Maki
    Iraq
    2018
    Zahid Rustam
    Pakistan
    2018
    Akbar Sajjad
    Pakistan
    2019
    Gábor Woth
    Hungary
    2019
    Mian Azhar
    Pakistan
    2019
    Shahzad Anwar
    Pakistan
    2019
    Chan Wei Heng
    Malaysia
    2020
    Hisham Salameh
    Jordan
    2020
    Santiago Hem
    Argentina
    2020
    Therese Diane Bernardo Estrada
    Philippines
    2023-24
    Andreas Soejitno
    Indonesia
    2023-24
    Jean-Claude Stephan - James Heavner Scholarship winner
    Lebanon
    2023-24