This year, for the first time, a joint committee representing both the Child Neurology Society and the Child Neurology Foundation will review applications from CNS members for the CNS Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award and three CNF research grants: the Shields Research Grant, the Michael SanInocencio Lennox Gastaut Syndrome Grant, and the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation (PERF) Scientific Research Grant. Application deadline is May 1. 
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The Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award is an award for basic science or clinical research by promising young investigators who are members of the Child Neurology Society. Applications will be judged on the basis of originality, scientific merit, succinctness and relevance. The recipient of the Dodge award will receive a grant-in-aid of $20,000 and will be invited to present their work at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Child Neurology Society.

The Child Neurology Shields Research Grant supports translational or clinical research by a child neurologist or developmental pediatrician early in his/her academic career. The selected investigator will receive a $100,000 grant of $50,000 per year for two years. The Shields Grant is supported fully by the Winokur Family Foundation.

The Michael SanInocencio Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) Grant supports basic or clinical research of LGS by 
a child neurologist or developmental pediatrician. Applications will be judged on their clarity and conciseness as well as their relevance and proposed impact on LGS. The selected recipient will receive a one-year grant of $30,000. The Michael SanInocencio LGS Grant is supported by Eisai, Inc.

The Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation (PERF) Scientific Research Grant supports clinical or basic science research by a child neurologist or developmental pediatrician early in his/her academic career. The selected investigator will receive a $100,000 grant of $50,000 per year for two years. The PERF Grant is supported fully by the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation.