The latest updates on the EFIC-Grünenthal Grant (E-G-G)

The deadline for the E-G-G 2023 application has passed!

The deadline for the E-G-G 2023 application has passed and it is therefore not possible to submit new applications.

The evaluation of the applicants has started and the announcement of the winners is planned for May 2023.

The E-G-G 2023 winners will be presented at the 13th Congress of European Pain Federation EFIC in Budapest, Hungary, in September 2023.

Interested in learning more about the E-G-G from previous winners?

Interested in submitting your application to E-G-G 2023
The EFIC-Grünenthal-Grant is a splendid springboard for early-stage pain researchers. How? Let previous E-G-G winners tell you about it! ... Find out more here

Sabine Horbach

Medical Affairs

Grünenthal GmbH

Phone +49 241 569 2923


The E-G-G winners 2022

E-G-G received 79 applications. In a two-step evaluation, the EFIC® Research Committee selected five research projects for funding. 

Here you can find more information about the winners:

Andrea Polli, Belgium
Project title: Stress intolerance in patients with chronic widespread pain: are epigenetic mechanisms the answer to the mystery?

Roberta Gualdani, Belgium
Project title: Transient Receptor Potential channels as novel targets for precision medicine in pain

Alberto González Villar, Portugal
Project title: Evaluation of the analgesic effects of interpersonal/affective touch during the induction of secondary hyperalgesia and temporal summation of second pain

Cindy Germaine Boer, Netherlands
Project title: Osteoarthritis a gut feeling? the gut microbiome as a novel therapeutic target for osteoarthritis pain

Shafaq Sikandar, United Kingdom
Project title: Identifying a Composite Biomarker Signature for Chronic Pain in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

... Download the Press Release here
EGG EFIC Grünenthal grant winners 2022