Child Neurology Society 2022 Award 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 51st CNS Annual Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, October 12-15, 2022.
Child Neurology Foundation 2022 Awards Announcement
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 2022 CNSF Research Grants and NDD Scholarship application submission window is open. Application deadline is May 15, 2022.
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 $150,000 grant of $75,000 per year for two years. The PERF Elterman Research Grant is supported fully by PERF.
Deadline has been extended to May 15, 2022.
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 $150,000 grant of $75,000 per year for two years. The Shields Grant is supported by the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation (PERF).
Deadline has been extended to May 15, 2022.
Child Neurology Society/Foundation Research Award and Grant FAQs
2022 Child Neurology Foundation Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD Summer Research Scholarship)
The Child Neurology Foundation announces one summer clinical research scholarship for a first- or second-year US or Canadian medical student who has an interest in training in neurodevelopmental disabilities or child neurology.
The award will be made for clinical research focused in the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities in children to be conducted under the direction of a child neurology/NDD subspecialist during the 2022 summer break. Selected applicant will receive $3,500 scholarship to support a research project.
Dr. Kenneth F. Swaiman Medical Student Scholarship
Administered annually beginning in May 2022, the $5,000 summer research scholarship will be given to each of three (3) U.S. or Canadian medical students who have an interest in exploring a career in child neurology. Travel expenses up to $1,000 will be provided to attend the annual Child Neurology Society meeting. The award will be open to second- or third-year medical students for a basic or clinical research project in child neurology conducted under the direction of a child neurologist.
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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:
HEAL Initiative: Developing Quantitative Imaging and Other Relevant Biomarkers of Myofascial Tissues for Clinical Pain Management (R61/R33, Clinical Trial Required)
Network for Emergency Care Clinical Trials: Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENcy Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN) – Network Clinical Center (Hub) (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)