National Headache Foundation memberships are available to health care professionals interested in receiving additional benefits. Professional members can receive our educational brochures to display in their office.

Professional members also receive a $200 discount on the Certificate of Added Qualification in Headache Medicine (AQH) exam. Learn more about the AQH exam.

Click on the appropriate membership level for you:

Healthcare Membership

$ 75 Annually
  • Subscription to HeadFirst, the monthly e-newsletter from the NHF
  • Educational brochures to distribute to patients
  • Discount on AQH exam fee
  • Certificate of membership

Physician Membership

$ 125 Annually
  • Subscription to HeadFirst, the monthly e-newsletter from the NHF
  • Educational brochures to distribute to patients
  • Discount on AQH exam fee
  • Certificate of membership
  • Listing on NHF Healthcare Provider Finder page

Physician membership is available to licensed MDs and DOs. Please send or fax a copy of your C.V. and current state license.
If you do not want to be listed on our online search database, please let us know when you send your C.V. and state license.

NHF Research

Rolling Call for Research Proposals

The National Headache Foundation, a not-for-profit organization located in Chicago, IL, hereby publishes its call for research proposals. The Foundation intends to award one or more research grants in its 2023 funding cycle. Experienced researchers and research organizations are encouraged to apply for an award by describing a worthy project, methods, statistical plan, key personnel to be involved, and a proposed budget detailing how the funds will be used to complete the said project in a timely fashion. Brief letters of support from collaborators and bio-sketches of key personnel will be accepted as supplemental documents to the proposal.

The NHF has provided more than $2 million in 215 research grants to physicians and scientists working in the field of headache medicine. These research studies have resulted in more than $10 million of subsequent funding from the National Institutes of Health. NHF will provide up to $100,000 in grants during the upcoming grant cycle. If the proposals submitted warrant such consideration, the foundation may also choose to award multiple smaller grants (less than $100,000) to maximize results from our research funding. This will be at the discretion of the research steering committee, whose decisions are final.

Pre-proposal contracts to discuss the NHF’s vision and research priorities are welcome via email to Timothy R. Smith, M.D., RPh., research steering committee chair, at [email protected].

Submissions for the next round of applications should be received by June 30, 2023.

Decisions regarding the award will be made by the NHF Research Steering Committee, after a review of the proposal, by its members at an ad hoc meeting by the end of October. The awards will be determined by a majority vote of the approval of the committee. The funding will be carried over to the next call for proposals which will be announced on a future date.

 

Preference will be given to proposals for projects which:

  • Preference will be given to proposals for projects which:
    · Can be completed in one year or less
    · Propose research that is patient-centric and includes patient input into the design
    · Emphasizes and leads to results that could have real-world application for headache sufferers in the near term and have potential or plans for supplemental, matching, substantial, or in-kind funding sources
    · Provides answers or solutions to real-world problems dealing with access to care, implementation of innovations in headache disorders
    · Are of sufficient rigor and quality to be worthy of publication in peer-reviewed journals

Inquiries, questions, or comments should be submitted by email to the Research Committee Chair, Dr. Timothy R. Smith @ [email protected]. Otherwise, proposals received in complete form as described above by 5 pm (CST) on the final day of each quarter will be considered for awards as long as funding remains available. 

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