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The Child Neurology Foundation has awarded over 3.5 million dollars to the research endeavors of over 70 young investigators, aimed at identifying treatments and cures for pediatric neurologic diseases.

In 2016, for the first time, the Awards granted in the past by the Child Neurology Foundation were added to those given by the Child Neurology Society (CNS). Child neurologists of the CNS and CNF have developed a specialized committee to fulfill this function with the following Awards and Grants offered to members of the CNS.

The 2021 CNSF Research Grants and NDD Scholarship application submission window is now closed. Application portal will reopen in February 2022.


Child Neurology Society/Foundation Research Award and Grant Guidelines/Application

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Child Neurology Society/Foundation Research Award and Grant FAQs

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Applicants will be informed of the Awards Committee’s decision by June 1, 2021.

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Child Neurology Society & Foundation 2021 Awards Announcement

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. Child neurologists of the CNS and CNF have developed a specialized committee to fulfill this function with the following Awards and Grants offered to members of the CNS.

The Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award

The award is for basic science or clinical research by accomplished young investigators who are members of the Child Neurology Society. The Dodge Award is supported by an endowment funded by CNS members and institutional contributors. The recipient of the Dodge award will receive a grant of $30,000 and will be invited to present their work during the morning plenary session at the 50th CNS Annual Meeting in Boston on Friday, October 1.

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Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation (PERF) Elterman Research Grant

This 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 Elterman Research Grant is supported fully by PERF.


Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation (PERF) Shields Research Grant

This 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 by the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation (PERF).

GUIDELINES FOR CNS/CNF AWARD AND GRANTS