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NFL Issues Pain Management Call for Proposals

The NFL and NFL Players Association’s Joint Pain Management Committee are seeking to identify researchers who have the current capability to carry out studies aimed at supplementing the Committee’s knowledge about pain management and athletic performance in NFL players.

The Player Health and Safety Department at the National Football League has announced a formal Request for Proposal to provide up to $1 million in funding for innovative translational and clinical research related to the investigation of alternatives to opioids for pain management, including the impact of cannabis or cannabinoids on athletic performance in elite football players.

The submission deadline is July 31, 2021. Interested members are invited to take a look at this research opportunity and share it among your colleagues who might be interested in applying. Visit their website for more information and to access the RFP.

The NFL-NFLPA Pain Management Committee (PMC) was formed in 2019 with the goal of benefiting the health and safety of NFL players through education and research.