What We Fund

The MAYDAY Fund’s current grant-making targets are projects to address the following needs:

  • Research Bench to Bedside
  • Pain Thermometer
  • Knowledge & Networks
  • Alternative Strategies & Therapies

The Board of the MAYDAY Fund wish to be nimble enough to respond as special opportunities present themselves.


Since 1993, The MAYDAY Fund has supported innovative projects to close the gap between knowledge and practice in the care and treatment of pain, as well projects to build on the current knowledge base. Understanding that creating meaningful change with modest funding is a challenge, MAYDAY tends to provide a significant support to a handful of projects annually, rather than making large numbers of smaller grants. While we have specific grant-making targets, the Fund also remains open to undertaking unusual opportunities that present from time to time.