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Child Neurology Society Grants and Awards

Dr. Kenneth Swaiman, one of the nation’s first pediatric neurologists, founded the Child Neurology Society in 1972 and established the Child Neurology Foundation in 2001. While the Society is the professional organization for the nation’s pediatric neurologists, the Foundation is committed to serving as a connective center of education and support for children and their families living with neurologic conditions.

The Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation® (PERF®) was established in 2004 as a not-for-profit foundation to support research in pediatric epilepsy and other pediatric neurologic conditions.

The CNS partners to offer the following Awards and Grants to members of the CNS.


Child Neurology Foundation Grants and Awards

Since 2001, the Child Neurology Foundation has awarded nearly $5 million dollars in research funding and scholarships to child neurologists, medical students and researchers who are working on treatments and cures for pediatric neurologic diseases..

For more information on CNF grants and awards visit: https://www.childneurologyfoundation.org/research-grant-opportunities/

To stay informed about the cycle of these grants and other opportunities, subscribe to the CNF.


Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation (PERF) Grants and Awards

Career Development Grants – PERF® supports two opportunities for early-stage investigators (ESI) –

PERF® Elterman Research Grant
This 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 $150,000 grant of $75,000 per year for two years.
PERF® Shields Research Grant
This 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 $150,000 grant of $75,000 per year for two years.

For more information on PERF® grants and awards visit: https://www.pediatricepilepsyresearchfoundation.org/grants/our-current-grants/


News from NIH

The National Institute of Health (NIH) has announced seven programs, grants and/or awards of interest to CNS members interested in exploring new research funding and resources:

Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Understanding Neurological Effects of COVID-19 and Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
(NOT-NS-23-068)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-NS-23-068.html

Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Understanding Neurological Effects of COVID-19 and Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
(NOT-NS-23-069)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-NS-23-069.html

Updated Process for Requesting Drawdowns Outside of the Liquidation Period
(NOT-OD-23-086)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-23-086.html

Request for Information on the NIH Plan to Enhance Public Access to the Results of NIH-Supported Research
(NOT-OD-23-091)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-23-091.html

Notice of Clarification Regarding Eligibility Information for SBIR/STTR Commercialization Readiness Pilot Program (CRP)
(NOT-OD-23-087)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-23-087.html

Notice of Change to Minimum Performance Standards for SBIR and STTR Applicants
(NOT-OD-23-092)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-23-092.html

Natural History and Biomarker Studies of Rare Neurodegenerative Diseases (U01) Clinical Trials Optional
(RFA-FD-23-028)
Application Receipt Date(s): May 04, 2023
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-FD-23-028.html